Except for the piano that Freddie Mercury used to write “Bohemian Rhapsody” or the hat that Michael Jackson wore to the premiere of “Walking on the Moon” (to be auctioned in September ), these celebrity relics also injected a lively atmosphere into the auction.
marilyn monroe dress
In November 2016, a buyer paid $4.8 million for the iconic gown worn by Marilyn Monroe on President John F. “Happy Birthday Mr. President” was sung and the dress was auctioned by Julien’s Auctions.
The dress fit Marilyn’s figure so well that it was sewn onto the legendary actress and singer shortly before Marilyn hit the stage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962.
Many Marilyn gowns were auctioned off.
Kurt Cobain’s guitar
The guitar that Kurt Cobain used to record Nirvana’s famous “Unplugged” concert in 1993 sold at auction in June 2020 for $6 million, also by Julien. This is a guitar record.
Prior to this, the most expensive guitar was a Fender Stratocaster, known as the “Black Strat”, used by guitarist David Gilmour of the British band Pink Floyd. The musician sold the work for $3.97 million at Christie’s June 2019 auction for charity.
Jordan and Maradona jerseys
In September 2022, Sotheby’s sold the No. 23 jersey worn by basketball player Michael Jordan to his final NBA title in 1998 for $10.1 million, an absolute sporting goods record .
Other jerseys also fetched high prices, such as football player Diego Maradona’s jersey sold for $9.3 million in May 2022, basketball player Kobe Bryant’s jersey Sold for $5.8 million in February 2023 (three years after his death at the 41st Anniversary Race). Years of helicopter accidents. Both works are up for auction at Sotheby’s.
Another sporting artifact is Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup, which was scored at Graham Bard in November 2022 Sold at auction for $2.5 million.
“Like a Rolling Stone” manuscript
The original manuscript of Bob Dylan’s most famous song, “Like a Rolling Stone,” sold for $2 million at Sotheby’s in June 2014, a record for such an item .
Most recently, the manuscript of David Bowie’s 1972 hit “Starman” sold for an estimated $255,000 at an Omega auction in September 2022.
michael jackson gloves
A beige leather glove embellished with rhinestones that Michael Jackson wore on his famous “Moonwalk” debut in 1983 sold for $350,000 at the late pop star’s memorabilia auction in New York in November 2009 Priced to sell. That same year, Michael Jackson suffered a drug overdose at the age of 50.