Michael Jackson's family memorabilia to be auctioned
'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's family belongings will be part of an online auction after a major collector went bankrupt.
New York: 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's family belongings will be part of an online auction after a major collector went bankrupt.
The items include Janet Jackson's bras, La Toya Jackson's old toys and a black tuxedo worn by Michael's pet chimpanzee Bubbles, suggest reports.
"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, spokesperson of the auction house Gotta Have It.
Other items that will be auctioned are 56 master recordings of the Jackson 5, as well as their performance outfits.
The reel-to-reel tapes include unreleased songs from Jackson 5, including their cover of Donny and Marie Osmond's hit song, 'A Little Bit Country'.
Peter said that they wouldn't be sold with copyrights to release the songs although the tapes were part of the auction.
The online auction will start on September 19 on GottaHaveIt.Com. Most of the bids start at USD 100, while the master recordings will start at USD 1,000.
"This is a great way for the general public to own a piece of Jackson family history for as little as USD 100," Peter added.