Offbeat

By Josh Saunders

Michael Jackson memorabilia including unreleased recordings, performance video, fairy-tale film depictions, clothing and more could fetch more than half a million pounds (800kUSD).

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Ultra-rare and personal Prince of Pop items, including tracks never-heard by the public, are being auctioned off by Gotta Have Rock and Roll starting today.

The prized piece, holding an estimate of £225k ($300k), is a collection of five unreleased tapes of the Prince of Pop from his last recording session and his personal playback device.

The songs, produced by Brad Buxer, featuring Michael Jackson and a session singer, are entitled ‘Jungle City’, ‘What More Can I Give’ and ‘The Way You Love Me’.

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Also an alternate album for ‘Invincible’ with five songs marked ‘not finished’ and one unheard song entitled ‘Shout’ omitted from the 2001 release is up for auction.

The DAT has a total playtime under 74 minutes featuring full studio dynamics and could sell for £188k ($250k).

They are up for grabs alongside a 2014 unreleased CD for the song ‘Get Your Weight Off Of Me’ features ‘lots of ad-lib’ with an £112k ($150k) estimate.

An unreleased video recording of Michael Jackson’s performance at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo could sell for £11k ($15k).

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He was at the ceremony in 2000, to receive an award for ‘Best-Selling Male of the Millennium’ and performed for five-minutes in the filmed recording.

These feature alongside artwork, stage-worn clothing, signed photographs and more, available at www.GottaHaveRockandRoll.com , with a collected estimate over £600,000 ($800,000).

Ed Kosinski, co-owner of Gotta Have Rock and Roll, said: “For a collector who wants something that no one else in the world has, these are those one in the world items.

“We have some unreleased recordings form his last recording session, then unreleased pieces from the Invincible album.

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“They are being sold as collector’s tapes, with no rights or copyright.

“I have listened to the music on the Invincible tape, there are some very rough songs, you can tell he’s still working them out.

“On the other collection of tapes, there are some unique songs I have never heard before, nor that any collector has ever heard.

“We also have a large collection of Michael Jackson items, clothing, drawings, signed items and more.”

A series of artwork commissioned by Michael Jackson depicting him in fairy-tale form for a planned film is also up for grabs at £7.5k ($10k).

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Another piece by the artist, shows Michael as ‘Peter Pan’ capturing his figure and surrounded by loose energetic pencil strokes, estimated at £2.2k ($3k).

Also, a drawing of Disney Princess Snow White signed and sketched by Michael Jackson could sell for £3.3k ($4,500).

Ed added: “We have items from two of the most collectible contemporary artists, Michael Jackson and Madonna, and we have a lot of collectors for both of those artists.”

Stage-worn clothing by Michael Jackson, including his ‘Billie Jean’ fedora with a golden stamp inside the rim bearing his name is estimated at £3.3k ($4,500).

It was previously owned by his close-friend and personal assistant Frank Cascio.

A worn blue felt and green-sequin adorned pimp hat with a large feather and custom crystal socks worn on his ‘Dangerous’ World Tour could each fetch £2.2k ($3k).

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A signed historic photograph of the Jackson 5 is also up for £1.5k ($2k) and sits alongside other autographed images of Michael ranging between £450-600 ($600-800) each.

Recording studio notes for ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’, signed and with the inscription ‘Love, Michael Jackson’ could fetch £2.2k ($3,000).

An autographed golden ticket to his ‘Enchanted Day In Netherland’ where special fans received a once in a lifetime visit and signed Netherland stickers, could each sell for £677 ($900).

The Michael Jackson memorabilia is up for auction as part of the The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction July 2018.

To place a bid or find out more information visit: www.GottaHaveRockandRoll.com.

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SOME OF THE HALF A MILLION POUND MICHAEL JACKSON MEMORABILIA

Michael Jackson Collection of Unreleased Songs from His Last Recording Sessions and His Personal Playback Machine – £225,000 / $300,000

Michael Jackson “Invincible” Alternate Unreleased Album DAT – £188,000 / $250,000

Michael Jackson Unreleased C.D. For The Song “Get Your Weight Off Of Me” – £122,000 / $150,000

Michael Jackson 2000 Monte Carlo World Music Awards Unreleased Recording – £11,000 / $15,000

Michael Jackson Original Greg Hildebrandt Signed Fairy Tale Character Movie Costume Artwork Commissioned By Michael Jackson – £7,500 / $10,000

Michael Jackson “Peter Pan” Original Greg Hildebrandt Signed Drawing Commissioned By Michael Jackson – £2,200 / $3,000

Michael Jackson Original Greg Hildebrandt Signed Fairy Tale Character Movie Costume Artwork Commissioned By Michael Jackson – £900 / $1,200

Michael Jackson Signed Original Snow White Artwork – £3,300 / $4,500

Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” Stage Worn Black Fedora – £3,300 / $4,500

Michael Jackson Stage Worn “Pimp” Hat – £2,200 / $3,000

Michael Jackson “Dangerous World Tour” Stage Worn Custom Crystal Socks – £2,200 / $3,000

Michael Jackson Signed “The Way You Make Me Feel” Studio Notes – £2,200 / $3,000

Michael Jackson Owned & Worn “CCCP” Soviet Union Rhinestone Medal – £900 / $1,200

Michael Jackson Original Greg Hildebrandt Signed Fairy Tale Character Movie Costume Artwork Commissioned By Michael Jackson – £900 / $1,200

Jackson 5 Signed Photograph – £1,500 / $2,000

Michael Jackson Signed Neverland Sticker – £677 / $900

Michael Jackson Signed Original “Enchanted Day In Neverland” Golden Ticket – £677 / $900

Michael Jackson Hand Drawn and Initialled Portrait – £527 / $700