NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A New York auction of more than 80 pieces of memorabilia linked to the late singer Michael Jackson resulted in $2 million in sales, an auction official said.
Julien's Auctions President Darren Julien said 3,500 people registered to take part in Saturday's auction at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square in an attempt to own a remembrance of the "Thriller" star, CNN reported Sunday.
Among the items up for bid at the auction was Jackson's trademark glove, which a Chinese buyer purchased for $420,000. Jackson, who died June 25 at the age of 50, wore the glove during the 1983 TV special "Motown 25."
A synthetic blend jacket that Jackson wore during his Bad World Tour sold at Saturday's auction for $270,000 and a fedora Jackson wore to the1995 MTV Music Awards earned a final bid of $73,800.
Julien told CNN that prior to the auction, the pieces of memorabilia were exhibited in Tokyo, along with Dublin. Ireland, and Santiago, Chile.
"Michael Jackson is looking down and has to be happy," he said following the successful auction, "We lost an icon."