NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The possessions of the celebrated Jackson family (the Jackson 5, Michael, Janet and LaToya Jackson and their parents), are going to auction after many years in storage. Many of the items go back a half-century.
A bankruptcy court has at long last released the items - arranged in 557 lots - to be available to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. EDT tomorrow, September 10, and running through Friday, September 19 at GottaHaveRockandRoll.com.
The range of items include over 150 original unreleased master recordings -- including 56 unreleased master recordings from the Jackson 5, one of the world’s most legendary recording groups of all time. There are also stage wardrobe jackets, a stage used organ, a black tuxedo worn by Michael’s pet chimp “Bubbles,” 10 filing cabinets of personal documents, the family’s personal videos of the Jackson 5 cartoon show, over 100 pairs of shoes from LaToya and Janet, lingerie from the sisters, Michael’s Disney Peter Pan collection, stage worn clothing, props and jewelry, Michael’s personal records, toys and awards, and even LaToya’s collection of sex toys.
The bankruptcy court, (dealing with the bankruptcy of Vintage Associates LLC, which acquired the property from the original storage facility), granted rights over many other auction companies to GottaHaveRockandRoll, the online auction company based in New York. The collection of Jackson Family Memorabilia was originally acquired over 15 years ago directly from the Jackson’s storage facility.
A number of the lots are simply boxes that could be classified as “mystery holdings.” Some have hundreds of items waiting for the buyer to discover the contents.
The holdings also include a Michael Jackson court transcript involving a restraining order for a fan who said she was Billie Jean.
“The Jacksons are one of the most studied, most iconic families in the history of show business,” noted Pete Siegel, president of GottaHaveIt! “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.”
All the lots are on the website www.GottaHaveRockandRoll.com, along with registration and bidding information.
GottaHaveRockandRoll.com, an online auction site devoted to rock and roll and pop art was launched in 2008.