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In pictures: Jacksons memorabilia sale

A promotional display for the Jacksons

US auction house Guernsey's has put 1,100 items on display which were once owned by music's Jackson family.

A coat once owned by Michael Jackson

Everything is being sold in Las Vegas this Wednesday and Thursday, with millions of dollars expected to be raised.

A sculptural prototype of ET, once owned by Michael Jackson

A prototype sculpture of film character ET, which belonged to Michael Jackson, will be one of the lots to be auctioned.

A bullet-proof vest, once owned by Michael Jackson

Michael - whose bullet-proof vest is being sold - had gone to court to try to stop the auction from taking place.

Clothing worn by the Jackson Five

However, he dropped his case after accepting that he had no legal right to the items, now owned by film studio Universal.

Items of the Jackson family's clothing

Some of sister Janet's belongings are also available, including a frilly pink dress she wore aged eight at the MGM Grand.

A replica of the Jacksons' Walk of Fame star plus two paintings of Michael Jackson

Paintings of iconic Jacksons images - including a Walk of Fame star and the cover to Michael's Off the Wall - are up for sale.

A gold disc for Michael Jackson's single Thriller

The auction house believes it is a "once in a lifetime" sale, saying the collection is highly unlikely to be rivalled.

Michael Jackson's white fedora

Michael Jackson has been invited to attend the auction, but it is unclear whether he will head to Las Vegas.

A photograph of the six Jackson brothers

All of the merchandise is on display at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino until bidding begins on Wednesday.

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