Michael Jackson’s costumes and memorabilia up for sale at Bonhams
Besides the recent sale of a black surgical mask that the late ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson wore on the eve of his death night, we have earlier seen the auction of numerous memorabilia associated with the most successful entertainer, including MJ’s personal belongings, lavish furniture, and his ‘Thriller’ Jacket, which is the second most expensive celebrity memorabilia. Apparently, it’s been noted that the pop-star has managed to sell more albums and memorabilia than ever, after his death in year 2009, and the lucky owners of his memorabilia wear it as a badge of pride. Now, again the fans of American pop-sensation stands a chance to get their hands on MJ’s trademark military-style jacket, one of the most notable highlights of almost 40 lots related to the Jackson that will be auctioned as part of the Knightsbride forthcoming Entertainment Memorabilia sale held by Bonhams on 3rd July 2012.
Tailored by Dege & Skinner and Saville Row, this custom-made jacket also features an original costume-label inside the jacket’s pocket, typewritten “Machael Jackson” and dated September 20th 2005.
Further MJ was even photographed wearing an identical jacket during his meeting with the King of Bahrain in year 2005.
This military-style jacket is described as a black matching quilted lining, with gold braid edging and epaulettes, red collar and cuffs. And, Bonhams is offering this particular piece at a pre-sale estimate price of $13,000 to $19,000.
This jacket forms a part of the wide range of MJ’s clothing, accessories and memorabilia that will be offered at the auction. The collection offered includes a pair of aviator-style sunglasses, a Roberto Cavalli belt, a Cavalli overcoat and several original Roberto Cavalli signed costume sketches of Michael Jackson. Additionally, two of the MJ’s trademark fedora hats will also be offered.