Michael Jackson “Thriller” jacket sold for $1.8 million at Julien’s auction

By on Jun 27, 2011 in Hollywood, Lifestyle, United States Comments

Updated: December 19, 2011 10:12 a.m.

Read Michael Jackson auction: House memorabilia sells for almost $1 million at Julien’s

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket was sold for $1.8 million at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 26, 2011, a day after his death 2nd anniversary.

Michael Jackson “Thriller” jacket
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As noted at Julien’s Auctions official website, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket was expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000 but was bought for $1.8 million.

Michael Jackson wore the famous red and black jacket in his phenomenal “Thriller” music video back in 1983, and bears his handwritten message on the sleeves, “Love Michael Jackson”.

According to Julien’s Auctions, the “Thriller” jacket was bought by Texas trader Milton Verret and a portion of the sale will go to Shambala Preserve, where Jackson’s Bengal tigers have been staying since 2006, when he left Neverland.

Verret told reports that the Michael Jackson jacket will be displayed in a children’s hospital in Austin and will go on tour for the benefit of charity for children.

Meanwhile, there were other Michael Jackson memorabilia items that went on sale that day and one of them is the signature fedora that he wore during his “Bad” tour, which was sold for $16,250.

Also included is a handwritten note by Michael Jackson to his close friend Elizabeth Taylor that was sold $5,625 and a pillowcase with his signature that fetched $3,584.

In addition, Michael Jackson’s gloves, the famous, shiny and crystal-covered gloves he wore during the 80s went for $330,000, which was only estimated to be sold for $30,000 or only ten times lower than it was bought.

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