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Sep 6, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Glove Sells for $48,400

The jeweled white glove Michael Jackson threw to an Australian fan over ten years ago sold at auction on Sunday for $48,400. Read more on this story below.

Warwick Stone, a buyer for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, beat out five other bidders for the late King of Pop’s glove, said Charlotte Stanes, spokeswoman for the Melbourne auction house Bonhams and Goodman.

“We are very happy with the result,” Stanes said. “It’s the first glove we know about in Australia.”

This was the first auction of a Michael Jackson glove since his death on June 25 this year at age 50.

Jackson visited Australia in 1996 as part of his HIStory world tour. While Jackson was in Australia, he attended a premiere for the film “Ghosts,” in which he had a starring role. After the screening, Jackson tossed the glove at audience member Bill Hibble, who has since died, said national head of collectables Giles Moon.

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