Two Michaels, Jackson and Jordon, bring '366 times their highest estimate' in Macau


2015-06-26 12:04:43


Two Michaels, Jackson and Jordon, bring '366 times their highest estimate' in Macau

Bruce Lee, Princess Diana and five X-rays of JFK's pelvis were also among the auction's highlights

Two Michaels were better than one at Julien's record-breaking Hollywood "Legends" auction, which achieved total sales of $3.2 million in China's gambling paradise of Macau on October 9.

Michael Jackson wearing his iconic black glove

Star lots among the 435 items for sale included the late Michael Jackson's black glove and arm brace, worn by the King of Pop in 1995.

Michael Keaton's outfit from Batman Returns

The iconic bejewelled accessories went to auction estimated at $50,000, but eventually Moonwalked to a final price of $216,000 including buyer's premium.

And, as if that sale wasn't impressive enough, a basketball signed by Jackson and another famous Michael, Jordan, slam dunked its way to the auction's #1 spot.

Boasting the King of Pop's signature alongside the man the NBA's website calls "by acclamation... the greatest basketball player of all time," the ball sold for $294,000 - over 366 times its original pre-sale estimate.

And the two Michaels weren't the only legends to appear in the sale. Bruce Lee's Game of Death costume (or rather the one worn by his stunt double) brought $18,750, while Michael Keaton's Batman Returns caped crusader outfit sold for $43,750.

Meanwhile, starring among the real-life icons were Princess Diana, whose ball gown brought $114,000, and President John F Kennedy.

One lucky - if that's the right word - bidder became the proud owner of five X-rays of JFK's pelvis after placing a winning $28,125 bid.

If you've ever wondered what it looks like, now you know: an X-ray of JFK's pelvis

According to reports, Hoffman Ma - who previously bought Michael Jackson's first-ever Moonwalk glove for $350,000 - placed three winning bids at the sale.

His Michael Jackson electric jacket and used towel ($102,000) and Jackson signed guitar (10,000) will reportedly each be displayed in the Ponte 16 resort's dedicated King of Pop museum in Macau.

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