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Michael Jackson Glove Sells for $200,000 in our Michael Jackson Glove Auction

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign in our Michael Jackson glove auction, please email Nate@natedsanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

Michael Jackson Glove Auction

We at NateDSanders.com Auctions are proud to announce that we are the auction house that sold Michael Jackson glove for just under $200,000 in our Michael Jackson glove auction.  Here are the details:

Michael Jackson’s Famous Crystal-Encrusted Glove — Worn by the King of Pop at the 1984 American Music Awards Honoring His Achievements on ”Thriller” — With Autograph Book Signed Four Times

Michael Jackson glove auction Michael Jackson's Famous Crystal-Encrusted Glove -- Worn by the King of Pop at the 1984 American Music Awards Honoring His Achievements on ''Thriller'' -- With Autograph Book Signed Four Times

Michael Jackson’s Famous Crystal-Encrusted Glove — Worn by the King of Pop at the 1984 American Music Awards Honoring His Achievements on ”Thriller” — With Autograph Book Signed Four Times — Sold for $199,069 at the Michael Jackson Glove Auction

Michael Jackson’s famous glove worn at the 1984 American Music Awards, accompanied by an autograph book signed four times, attesting to the authenticity of the glove; Jackson writes, ”My original glove / Love / M.J*”. Regarded globally as the greatest entertainer in recorded history, the 25-year old was honored at the 16 January 1984 ceremony for his record ”Thriller,” the best-selling album of all time. The Grammy awards he won that same year made his award-winning volume unprecedented. A radiant Jackson was heavily photographed wearing this glove at the AMA’s, and video footage documents him wearing it in each of his numerous and effusive acceptance speeches that evening. A gloved right hand had been a trademark of Jackson’s, but typically the star wore the glove in white. This is likely the first example of Jackson wearing a black glove to an award show and possibly even the first for any public appearance. Of the glove’s singularity, Jackson told Barbara Walters in a 1999 interview, ”Why one glove? Cooler than two.” He also speaks about it in his autobiography ”Moonwalk.” Extensive provenance includes documentation from Julien’s as well as news clippings and photos from the first owner of the glove after Jackson: a terminally ill boy named David Smithee, to whom Jackson gifted the glove upon a visit arranged by a charity. Jackson later named Smithee in the dedication of the Jacksons’ ”Victory” album: ”…Finally, best wishes and love to…our friend, little David Smithy [sic].” Included in the lot is the autograph book in which Jackson penned a COA for the child in black felt tip: ”My original glove / Love / M.J*”. He signs ”Michael Jackson” to three additional pages. Red velvet book with gilt lettering and all edges gilt measures 5.75” x 4.5”. Dark brown cloth glove is encrusted with black Swarovsky crystal beading and features a single snap closure. Custom-sewn glove bears no size labeling. Measures 8.75” at its longest from cuff to fingertip and 4.25” across the center. Two stones are inconspicuously absent from the seam on the outer edge of the cuff and two from the second finger, with sunning to the seam around the thumb, else near fine. A stunning artifact worn and owned by the entertainer of the century at the height of his superstardom.  The top selling lot from our Michael Jackson glove auction.  Sold for $199,069.

 

We then sold another Michael Jackson glove for $64,850:

Michael Jackson Personally Owned Trademark White Sequined Glove — Gifted to the Artist He Commissioned for Neverland, Circa 1984

Michael Jackson glove auction Michael Jackson Personally Owned Trademark White Sequined Glove -- Gifted to the Artist He Commissioned for Neverland, Circa 1984

Michael Jackson Personally Owned Trademark White Sequined Glove — Gifted to the Artist He Commissioned for Neverland, Circa 1984 — From our Second Michael Jackson Glove Auction

Michael Jackson owned white rhinestone glove, circa 1984. Regarded globally as the greatest entertainer in recorded history, Jackson commandeered several classic fashions for use in crafting his larger-than-life image, among them the black fedora, aviator sunglasses and sequined military jackets. Certainly no other item was used so inventively and exclusively by Jackson in his fashion statements however, and worn so proudly than the single white rhinestone glove, worn on his right hand. Of the glove’s singularity, Jackson told Barbara Walters in a 1999 interview, ”Why one glove? Cooler than two.” He also speaks about it in his autobiography ”Moonwalk.” So integral to his image was the white glove, that he was referred to in the tabloids frequently as ”The Gloved One”. Off-white cloth glove is encrusted heavily with iridescent crystal beading and features a single snap closure. Custom-sewn glove bears no size labeling. Measures 9.25” at its longest from cuff to fingertip and 4.25” across the center. Some scattered stress to fabric between stones, wear to fingertips and minor separation to inner seams of pinky and thumb, with some chipping to white paint on snap, else near fine. Extensive provenance includes documentation from the man to whom Jackson gifted the glove in 1984, his personal artist Paul Bedard. Bedard was commissioned by Jackson to collaborate on the creation of over a dozen now readily recognizable original works of art for Jackson’s home and his Neverland Ranch estate. Fittingly, one of the works of art depicts half a dozen famous characters — George Washington, the Mona Lisa, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and even E.T. all following Jackson’s lead, each donning the white glove and aviator shades. Included in the provenance are images of the art and photocopies of Jackson’s handwritten notes to Bedard regarding the development of the commissioned pieces, juxtaposed with copies of snapshots of Jackson and the artist; one photo shows Bedard wearing the glove circa 1984 before delivering the finished painting to Michael. Accompanied by an original 2005 typed declaration signed by Bedard attesting to the authenticity of the glove and its ownership. Also accompanied by a copy of the check used to purchase the glove from Bedard and the glove’s co-owner, Bedard’s attorney Rummel Bautista; this check is also from 2005 when Bedard originally sold the glove. Finally, included in the lot is Bautista’s business card. Jackson’s signature costume accessory, personally owned by the entertainer of the century.  The highest selling lot from our second Michael Jackson glove auction.  Sold for $64,850.

 

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign in our Michael Jackson glove auction, please email Nate@natedsanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

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