MJ Sale In Macau

The estate of Michael Jackson is up in arms again, this time regarding an auction that will take place in Macau Oct. 9 of about 40 items connected to the late King of Pop.

Brian Oxman, a lawyer who represents the Jackson family, told Britain’s Daily Star that the singer himself attempted to block the planned auction only weeks before he died in June 2009.

“Back in May 2009 there was to be an auction,” Oxman said. “Michael demanded it be stopped. He never wanted this material to be auctioned. As soon as Michael Jackson was dead, Julien’s Auctions was negotiating again with estate representatives. That was the very auction Michael Jackson paid a lot of money to stop. He would be furious.”

Darren Julien has said the memorabilia includes a rare, black, bejeweled glove reportedly worth $50,000 and “is the best collection of Michael Jackson items that we’ve every assembled, and it all came to us from his family and from the friends he gave them to.”

Jackson’s stuff won’t be the only celebrity items that go under the gavel Oct. 9. A bra worn by Marilyn Monroe, some of Elvis Presley’s hair and a gown that belonged to Princess Diana are also on the block.

The Jackson memorabilia is being exhibited to the public in Tokyo. It’s believed that Macau’s Ponte 16 resort, which is half-owned by gambling tycoon Stanley Ho, will bid for some of the items since the resort already has a sizable Jackson collection, including the glove he wore the first time he performed the moonwalk.

Ponte 16 paid $350,000 for it at auction.