Michael Jackson's jacket sells for 250k
A jacket worn by the late Michael Jackson in a 1984 Pepsi commercial has sold for $250,000 at auction.
A jacket worn by the late Michael Jackson has sold for $250,000.
The black and white garment was worn by the 'Thriller' hitmaker in a 1984 Pepsi advert and was expected to fetch £200,000-£400,000 when it went under the hammer at the Propstore London auction on Friday (10.11.23).
The jacket was one of more than 200 pieces of music memorabilia at the sale, with a La Rocka! jacket worn by the late George Michael in the 'I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)' music video sold for £93, 750 including buyer's premium - far exceeding the expected selling price of between £30,000 and £60,000 - and a beehive hairpiece worn by Amy Winehouse in her 2007 video for 'You Know I'm No Good' went for £18,750.
Other items included in the sale had previously belonged to the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Elvis Presley, Oasis and Johnny Marr.
However, a Gibson guitar owned by AC/DC rocker Angus Young didn't sell, nor did a limited-edition Yellow Submarine Beatles jukebox.
Ahead of the auction taking place, Propstore had teased they expected bidding to get "highly competitive" because there were so many "unique" and iconic items up for grabs.
Mark Hochman, Director of Music and Posters at Propstore, previously said: “Taking inspiration from last year’s highly successful music sale, we have strived to be bigger and better for 2023 and with incredible, unique content from rock and pop legends - John Lennon, The Beatles, David Bowie, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Oasis, AC/DC, KISS, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Queen, Elvis Presley and Amy Winehouse.
"For many of these exclusive lots, it is the first time they have been offered for sale to the public and Propstore expect bidding to be highly competitive."