Michael Jackson glove sells for $330,000 at auction

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Michael Jackson's glove was the biggest seller at the Icons and Idols sale on Saturday

An iconic studded glove worn by the late Michael Jackson has fetched $300,000 (£191,220) at auction.

The single glove, worn by the pop star during his Bad tour in the late 1980s, was sold in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday.

A signed Jackson jacket and a fedora he wore on stage fetched $96,000 (£61,190) and $72,000 ($45,890) respectively.

Other lots included a military-style jacket worn by John Lennon for a 1966 Life magazine photo shoot.

It sold for $240,000 (£153,000) - considerably more than a Johnny Cash jumpsuit fetched at a separate auction, also in Beverly Hills, on Sunday.

The blue denim jumpsuit - worn by Cash for a rehearsal at San Quentin prison - went for $50,000 (£31,870)

"Johnny Cash is a true legend and his collectibility spans all continents," said Darren Julien of Julien's Auctions.

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Cash's signed guitar features lyrics from his hit song I Walk the Line

More than $700,000 (£446,230) was raised from the sale of the 321 lots offered at Sunday's event.

They included a signed acoustic guitar on which Cash wrote the first four lines of his hit I Walk the Line - a snip at $50,000 (£31,875).

An X-ray of scientist Albert Einstein's brain and a pair of Marilyn Monroe's empty prescription bottles were some of the more ghoulish lots on offer at the earlier sale.

Julien's, organisers of the Icons and Idols sale, said the event brought in more than $3m (£1.9m).

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