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Michael Jackson Victory Tour Costume Shirt Sold for $52,500

- Photo courtesy of Julien's Auctions
On June 26, 2009, just a day after Michael Jackson’s death, memorabilia relating to the “King of Pop” owned by concert promoter David Gest was sold by Julien’s Auctions at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as part of a larger celebrity-related sale. Items signed, worn or created by Jackson himself garnered the most attention from bidders.

This auction, slated for months prior to Jackson’s death, included pre-auction estimates for the items being sold (as noted below). As with most celebrity memorabilia selling immediately after a star’s death, the final values came in much higher than they would have otherwise. When all was said and done, this group of memorabilia relating to Jackson with an estimated value of close to $12,000 brought in more than $232,000.

When estimating values for your own Michael Jackson memorabilia, keep in mind that prices will be high while his demise is still in the news, but they will likely drop before stabilizing at some point in the future. It's also wise to take note that many forgeries of autographs have cropped up since the pop star's death, according to Kovels' weekly email newsletter. It's likely other fakes of Jackson memorabilia will follow. Before spending excessively to acquire an item purportedly owned by the King of Pop, be sure to have it authenticated or buy only from a reputable source who will stand behind their claim of authenticity.

Final selling values shown below include a buyer's premium (a fee paid by the buyer retained by the auction house) ranging from 20 to 28% for this particular sale.

Lot 316 – Jackson 5 Signed Album – Est. $400-600 – Sold: $34,560

Lot 318 – Vintage Jackson 5 Photographs – Est. $400-600 – Sold: $2,048

Lot 319 – Jackson 5 Early Concert Poster – Est. $300-500 – Sold: $2,000

Lot 320 – Michael Jackson Vintage Photos – Est. $100-150 – Sold: $2,750

Lot 321 – Michael Jackson Signed Album – Est. $200-300 – Sold: $3,437.50

Lot 322 – The Jacksons Triumph Tour Concert Poster – Est. $300-500 – Sold: $2,812.50

Lot 323 – Michael Jackson victory Tour Costume Shirt – Est. $1,000-1,500 – Sold: $54,500

Lot 324 – Michael Jackson Hand Written Letter – Est. $200-300 – Sold: $18,750

Lot 325 – Michael Jackson RIAA Record Award – Est. $300-500 – Sold: $4,375

Lot 326 – Michael Jackson Signed Art Print – Est. $ 200-300 – Sold: $8,000

Lot 327 – Michael Jackson “Bad” Costume Piece and Signed CD – Est. $600-800 – Sold: $10,240

Lot 328 – Michael Jackson Hand Written “Bad” Lyrics – Est. $500-700 – Sold: $13,440

Lot 329 – Michael Jackson Signed Belt – Est. $400-600 – Sold: $5,937.50

Lot 330 – Michael Jackson Signed Tribute Program Proof – Est. $200-300 – Sold: $9.375

Lot 331 – Jacksons Contract Signature Page – Est. $400-600 – Sold: $3,750

Lot 332 – Michael Jackson Signed Poster – Est. $200-300 – Sold: $8,320

Lot 333 – Michael Jackson Signed Concert Poster – Est. $200-300 – Sold: $3,520

Lot 334 – Drawing of a Boy by Michael Jackson – Est. $1,500-2000 – Sold: $20,480

Lot 335 – Mickey Mouse Painting by Michael Jackson – Est. $1,000-1,500 – Sold: $25,000

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