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Jackson glove to go under hammer

Michael Jackson's glove
The glove features a mesh web of faceted rhinestones

The white glove Michael Jackson wore when he first performed the Moonwalk in 1983 is to be sold at auction later this year in New York.

The left-handed, leather rhinestone glove, which the star wore during the Motown 25 TV special, is expected to fetch up to $60,000 (£36,300).

It is being sold by Commodores member Walter Orange, who was given the glove as a gift from Jackson.

The sale will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on 21 November.

The glove is unlike the ones characteristically worn by Jackson during the period, which were right-handed and featured hand sewn crystals.

It is thought the glove was put together in a hurried fashion as the singer had only decided on his dance routine for the show at the last minute.

The glove is being sold along with a letter written by Orange, in which he explains how he came to be given the item.

Signed book

Other items including Jackson's Bad tour jacket, a fedora hat he wore at the 1995 MTV Music Awards, a zombie costume from the Thriller video and hand-drawn pictures by the star are also going under the hammer at the Music Icons auction.

Meanwhile, a special-edition book about Michael Jackson signed by a host of celebrities is to be auctioned for charity.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and P Diddy are among the names that have been approached to sign the 400-page Michael Jackson Special Edition Opus which publishers have described as an "exhaustively researched and lavishly produced work-of-art".

Money from the auction, which will take place simultaneously in London and Los Angeles, will go to five of the charities Jackson supported during his life.

The date of the auction and the names of the charities that will benefit are yet to be confirmed.



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