ONE of Michael Jackson's gloves has sold at an auction for about R1,4million.
The crystal-studded garment - which was worn by the King of Pop on his 1984 Victory tour - sold for 10 times more than its pre-sale estimate. Winning bidder Wanda Kelley said: "I wasn't walking out of here without it."
The sale was part of an auction of more than 200 pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Friday to mark the first anniversary of the Thriller hitmaker's death.
Totalling just under R7,5million, the auction also saw a pair of his loafers - which he wore while performing - sell for R681000.
Darren Julien, of Julien's Auctions, said: "It just shows you that Michael Jackson is the most sought-after and most collectible celebrity of all time.
"People flew in from Asia, Russia... all over. Now he's gone, we now realise the true legend we lost."
In November last year, one of his iconic white gloves sold for R2,6million, with Hong Kong businessman Hoffman Ma picking up the rhinestone-studded item for well over its estimated value of R378000. - Bang