Michael Jackson Handwritten Lyrics, Memorabilia for Heritage Auction

. October 29, 2009

As fans around the globe line-up to see This Is It, the posthumous Michael Jackson documentary, the late King of Pop will feature prominently in Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 6-7 20th Century Icons Auction online (www.HA.com/Entertainment) and in-person in Dallas.

“We have some fabulous Michael Jackson material,” said Doug Norwine, Director of Music & Entertainment sales at Heritage Auctions. “From Thriller-era autographs and costumes, to gold and platinum records to handwritten lyrics to off-the-cuff drawings of his siblings. This is a superb chance to acquire items directly associated with the singer.”

The Michael Jackson-related items carry estimates ranging from $250 to $4,000+.

“We’ve placed estimates on most of these pieces that really level the playing field among MJ collectors,” said Norwine, “though the market is still trying to figure out what Jackson memorabilia will bring. You can look at prices realized when he was alive, but the comparison ends there. The emotional impact of his passing cannot be calculated, nor its impact on what collectors will be willing to pay for a piece of their idol.”

Highlights include:

Michael Jackson Thriller In-House Gold and Platinum Album Award Presented to “My Hero” Fred Astaire: Estimate: $4,000 – up.

Michael Jackson’s childhood handwritten notebook with Bible Verse: Estimate: $4,000 – up.

Michael Jackson’s Red Suede Jacket, worn offstage by the singer, created by David Laurenz: Estimate: $3,000 – up.

Michael Jackson’s telegram from close friend Marlon Brando, 1984, in which the famous actor kids the famous singer: Estimate: $800 – up.

Michael Jackson autographed handwritten “Billie Jean” Lyrics: Estimate: $1,000 – up.

“With more than 40 Michael Jackson items crossing the auction block in the Nov. 6-7 sale,” said Norwine, “fans will not get this good a chance to bid on a piece from the legendary performer’s intricate, private yet infamously public life for quite a while to come.”

Heritage Auctions, headed by Steve Ivy, Jim Halperin and Greg Rohan, is the world’s third largest auction house, and by far the largest auctioneer of rare collectibles, with annual sales more than $700 million, and 450,000+ registered online bidder members. For more information go to www.HA.com.

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