Michael Jackson Memorabilia To Be Auctioned This Weekend

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Sometimes a hat is just a hat. Sometimes it is a black fedora worn by Michael Jackson at the dizzying height of his popularity. And it could very well fetch over $3,500 next weekend at John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury.

“He used this hat during the ‘Victory’ tour,” McInnis gallery director Dan Meader said. “It is a black wool fedora and it was made expressly for Michael Jackson.”

Worn by the King of Pop in 1984 and thrown into the audience where a fan’s uncle snagged it (and held onto it for 32 years), the hat is a custom-made 71/8-inch fedora by Maddest Hatter of Los Angeles and is accompanied by a signed letter describing how the uncle came into its possession after winning a radio contest.

“This is what he would use when he was on tour,” Meader said. “And we didn’t clean it or anything. You will find that there is a little bit of staining here and there.”

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The fedora will be among a number of Jackson-related memorabilia up for bid during a three-session Memorial Day weekend auction beginning Saturday. Also up for bid are a collection of five painted latex masks used in the production of the ground-breaking 1983 music video for “Thriller.”

“That was a huge thing and broke all of the records,” Meader said. “Everyone turned into zombies during one portion of that and we have five of the original masks for the different characters that were in the video. They are from the special effects department. They are deteriorating now, but they are there. With the names of the people in the cast and what they were for, the whole thing.”

One of the masks was worn by Jackson himself during his transformation into a werewolf. The collection will start bidding at $150 with the potential to surpass $500.

A simple pair of Jackson-related (non-sequined) white gloves used for a unique purpose could also go for up to $500 next weekend.

“He sent these out to invite people to the Thriller party at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Feb. 7, 1984,” Meader said.

The Jackson memorabilia and other unrelated items will be on display throughout the holiday weekend, which will kick off Saturday with a collection of vintage clocks, pocket watches and timepieces including French, English and American examples as well as a collection of model steam engines.

 

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Michael Jackson Ultimate Fashion Trademarks

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King of Style

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Michael Jackson was not only the King of Pop; in many ways he was also the King of Style. From the very beginning of his career, Michael had a very particular sense of style that, at times, only he could pull off. In fact, he popularized many fashion items that would go on to become huge trends throughout his career. On June 25th it will be 5 years since he passed away, and as a tribute to his legendary fashion, we have broken down his ultimate fashion trademarks with some amazing facts about each one. So “shamone” and take a look into Michael Jackson’s wardrobe!

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Do You Remember The Time…

In 1983 Michael performed his hit single ‘Billie Jean’ at the Motown 25 event and the performance instantly became legendary. Not only did he debut his famous moonwalk during the show, he also introduced his single, white rhinestone glove to the world.

Something you might not have known about that night: during the performance, Michael tossed his sequin jacket to a fan in the audience. Apparently, somebody then grabbed the jacket and stole it from the fan. Michael saw this however, and sent his bodyguards to retrieve the jacket. Later, he personally returned the jacket to the fan backstage.

Slave to the Rhythm

At the Billboard Awards this year, Jackson was briefly resurrected again for a mind-blowing performance. A hologram Michael Jackson was shown dancing and singing to ‘Slave To The Rhythm’, a new song from his posthumous album Xscape, released this May. We were amazed by the awesome technology, and thrilled to see a glimpse of the King of Pop once again. In case you missed it, see the special performance in the video below:

Thanks to this new technology, Michael’s incredible back catalogue, and his newly released posthumous album, the spirit of Michael Jackson lives on. Fans around the world continue to celebrate his incredible talent and remember the ways in which he inspired generations of people.

So, in the spirit of the King of Pop, Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) and Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough with this ultimate Michael Jackson playlist!

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