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MJ's glove fetches $49,000 at auction

Published: Monday, September 7, 2009, 12:33 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]London (ANI): A jewelled glove once worn by michael jackson has fetched 49,000 dollars at an auction in Melbourne. The late King of Pop threw the crystal-encrusted white glove into a crowd after a film premiere, while visiting Australia in 1996.

The glove, worn by Jackson on the day of his wedding, was caught by the late music collector Bill Hibble, whose mother placed it under the hammer. It fetched nearly twice the expected amount when bought by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, auction house Bonhams and Goodman said.

"There was a huge amount of interest in the week leading up to the sale. We were still pretty surprised by the price," the BBC quoted Charlotte Stanes of the auction house as saying.

Jackson was finally laid to rest after he died of a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs on June 25. The Los Angeles coroner ruled that Jackson"s death as homicide.

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