Thursday, 9 October 2014
Jackson Family Treasures, Janet Jackson’s Bras, Sex Toys Auctioned
Janet Jackson is in the news again and this time, it is because a large number of items that belonged to the late King of pop – who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 and his family including her bras and sex toys have been sold by a company named Vintage Associates.
Vintage Associates obtained the property from a major collector of Michael Jackson memorabilia, who has been declared bankrupt.
Included in the auction are Michael’s sister Janet‘s old bras, master recordings of Jackson 5 music that has never been released, business and court files, toys owned by Michael and his siblings and even La Toya Jackson‘s old sex toys.
Also sold is a black tuxedo that was worn not by the King of Pop but by his pet chimpanzee Bubbles.
Thanks to a bankruptcy court proceeding involving a major collector, a trove of Jackson family possessions — ranging from the absurd to the awesome — is going to be sold off online.
“Some of the items are ordinary items that could come out of any household — but when it has the provenance of being from the Jackson household, that’s history,” said Peter Siegel of Gotta Have It! Collectibles, the auction house that will be handling the sale.
All varieties of collectors and Jackson fans will find something to their liking.
Even the creepy collector will be excited — an assortment of Janet Jackson’s bras was part of the cornucopia.
There was the truly rare: 56 master recordings of the Jackson 5. The reel-to-reel tapes contain versions of never-released songs, including the group covering the Donny and Marie Osmond hit “A Little Bit Country.”
Siegel had earlier cautioned that while the tapes are the treasure of the auction, they won’t be sold with copyrights to publish the songs.
There were also photo albums.
And there was the delightfully obscure: court documents from a 1987 restraining order Michael Jackson sought against a woman claiming to be the Billie Jean from his 1983 hit song of the same name.
The online auction ran through Sept. 19 at the auction house’s site GottaHaveIt.com. Most bids started at $100, with the exception of the master tapes, which started at $1,000.
The Midtown auction house was picked by the federal bankruptcy court in New Jersey to auction off the property.
The possessions belonged to Vintage Associates, an Asbury Park, N.J., company that filed for bankruptcy last year. Vintage obtained the property from one of its creditors, Henry Vaccaro, a major collector of Michael Jackson memorabilia, according to court records.
Siegel said the property has been sitting in a storage locker for decades.
Some of the goods were sold as grab bags — 24-by-36-inch boxes containing hundreds of “mystery holdings,” Siegel said.
“This is a great way for the general public to own a piece of Jackson family history for as little as $100,” Siegel said.
Other effects were be hawked as individual lots.
There were documents aplenty — filing cabinets jammed with family patriarch Joe Jackson’s business documents.
Also sols were Michael’s Peter Pan collection, his personal stereo and a box of his childhood toys — including a troll doll with yellow hair.
Most of the trappings look like they belong in a stoop sale, like miscellaneous clothes once worn by members of the Jackson 5 during performances, costume jewelry, shoes, belts and exercise equipment.
Culled from MY Daily News
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By: SAMOD BIOBAKU