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At the same auction of entertainment memorabilia from Profiles In History, a bidder paid $106,200 for a Martin D-28 guitar played by Elvis Presley during his final Las Vegas performance; a bullwhip swung by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade went for $56,050; and full-scale Velociraptor model from Jurassic Park brought in $76,700.
The coming months and years will likely see a flood of Michael Jackson memorabilia. Some will be common or have only a tangential relationship to the superstar. Others that have a direct connection to Jackson's iconography will be more valuable. Michael Jackson wore many gloves while performing and so they will be of varying prices but one of only two Michael Jackson electric-white gloves used during the 1984 Victory Tour is likely to fetch a high price when Profiles in History auctions it off in October.
The glove was consigned by its designer Ted Shell who went on the Victory Tour to protect and maintain the glove which is covered with bugle beads, Austrian crystal rhinestones and fitted with 50 small lights which were powered by a nine-volt battery in the cuff. After the tour Jackson gave Shell one of the gloves and kept the other. Joseph Maddalena of Profiles in History estimated the value at $60,000 to $80,000, but it could sell for much more. The glove is one of many Jackson items that will go up for sale at the auction on October 1 and 2, 2009. Other items include costumes, a platinum record for the 20 millionth copy of "Thriller" and one of his fedoras, another of Jackson's signature accessories.
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Next time you order up a big fight on Pay-Per-View wouldn't it be nice to keep with the theme and sit back to watch it in a chair made of boxing gloves? My first reaction to the Argument Chair was to laugh, and my second reaction was "wow, that actually looks really comfortable." It would make a great conversation piece and bring a bright shot of color to the right room.
It's made of real leather Everlast boxing gloves on nickel plated hardened steel and is hand-crafted in limited edition. It features locking casters on the rear legs and adjustable front legs for stability on uneven surfaces. $5895
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Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be as much call for driving gloves as there once was, but if you like them as a fashion accessory or want something to keep your fingers warm before your heater kicks in on a cold morning, the Bentley store as a great pair. The Dents Pittards Cabretta Gents Gloves come in three colors - tan, black and green - and are made of ultra-soft leather. They have a keyhole back, which secures with a Bentley-logo stud, and perforated fingers. Price: $110.