Jackson glove sells for record-breaking $243,000
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - One of Michael Jackson's iconic single gloves sold for nearly $200,000 (S$244,000) this week in Los Angeles, an auction house said on Thursday.
At $199,069 (S$242,562), the Swarovski-crystal-encrusted glove earned the record for the highest price fetched for memorabilia from the late King of Pop, the Nate D. Sanders auction house said.
The autographs and memorabilia specialty seller said Jackson wore this black glove, a departure for the singer who had previously sported white ones, at the 1984 American Music Awards, when he was honoured for Thriller, still the best-selling album of all time.
The megastar had originally given the glove to a terminally ill boy during a visit arranged by a charity organization. It was accompanied by a book with three Jackson autographs and an inscription that reads "My original glove, love, MJ." The auction house did not specify who the buyer was.