Michael Jackson memorabilia sells in Las Vegas for $205,000

Saturday, June 27, 2009

LAS VEGAS -- Twenty-one pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia have sold for a total of $205,000 at an auction held in Las Vegas just a day after his death.

A crystal beaded shirt worn by the performer during his 1984 Victory tour was the top-selling item in the collection, at $52,500. Prices include a 25 percent auction commission.

Other items sold include a drawing of Mickey Mouse done by Jackson as a child and handwritten lyrics for his 1987 hit "Bad."

Auctioneer Darren Julien says the Jackson items are from a collection owned by David Gest, the producer and promoter once married to Liza Minnelli. Jackson introduced the couple and was best man at their wedding.

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* Julien's Auctions: www.juliensauctions.com

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