For Sale: Jacko's Wireless Microphone

U.S. pop star Michael Jackson performs at his concert in the Dinamo stadium in Moscow, on Sept.17, 1996. The show is part of Jackson's History World tour. At his peak, Jackson had the world spellbound.
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Items once belonging to the King of Pop and his siblings that will be on the auctioning block in May are being previewed in New York this week.

The collection contains thousands of items dating as far back as their first appearances as the Jackson Five through the early 1990s will be displayed on Thursday, according to a press release.

Among the items — which are all now owned by the worldwide delivery service Universal Express — are handwritten lyrics, Michael's "Thriller" Gold Award, Randy Jackson's stage boots, and Jacko's wireless microphone.

Jackson 5 costumes worn on the "Sony & Cher Show" in 1974 are included in the collection, as well as clothing worn by Michael, including a Bill Whitten red & gold coat circa the '80s.


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A preview of the collection will be held Thursday at the Guernsey's Auction House in Manhattan (by appointment only) before they are offered to the public in May.

The auction which will be held on May 30 and 31 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

A full list of the items up for auction:

1. "Victory Tour" Program Signed individually by the Jacksons

2. Michael Jackson's Black Fedora

3. Janet Jackson's "Mae West" Costume

4. Michael Jackson's Handwritten Song Lyrics with Notations

5. Michael Jackson's Wireless Microphone

6. Randy Jackson's Stage worn boots, 1984

7. USA For Africa MTV Video Music Award, 1985

8. "I want you back," Original Test Pressing

9. Marlon Brando Telegram to Michael, 1984

10. Michael Jackson signed Charlie Chaplin drawing

11. Michael Jackson "Thriller" Gold Award, 1982

12. Marlon Jackson Glitter Performance jacket

13. Jackson 5 "Sony & Cher Show" Costumes, c.74

14. Michael Jackson's Bill Whitten Red & Gold Coat, 80s

15. Michael Jackson's Black crested jacket

16. Handwritten "ABC" Lyrics by Tito Jackson

17. Michael Jackson autographed "Rock with you" sheet music

18. Michael Jackson Autographed Photo, 1998

By Amy Bonawitz