The 10 most valuable pieces of Celebrity memorabilia sold at auction

Celebrity memorabilia has always been a popular collector's item, as fans look to own a piece of their favorite stars' lives.

From personal items to awards and iconic costumes, celebrity memorabilia has fetched millions of dollars at auction.

Here are the 10 of the most valuable pieces of celebrity memorabilia sold at auction:

1. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket

$1.8 million In 2011, the red and black leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his "Thriller" music video sold for a record-breaking $1.8 million at auction.

2. Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress

$4.8 million The flesh-colored dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she famously sang "Happy Birthday Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy sold for $4.8 million in 2016.

3. Princess Diana's wedding dress

$237,000 The iconic wedding dress worn by Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles in 1981 sold for $237,000 in 2005.

4. Elvis Presley's jumpsuit from the Aloha from Hawaii concert

$300,000 The white jumpsuit worn by Elvis Presley during his Aloha from Hawaii concert in 1973 sold for $300,000 in 2015.

5. John Lennon's Gibson J-160E guitar

$2.4 million The acoustic guitar used by John Lennon to record early Beatles hits sold for $2.4 million in 2015.

6. Audrey Hepburn's "My Fair Lady" dress

$4.5 million The iconic white and gold dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady" sold for $4.5 million in 2011.

7. David Bowie's "Space Oddity" demo tape

$324,000 A demo tape of David Bowie's hit song "Space Oddity" sold for $324,000 in 2019.

8. Frank Sinatra's "My Way" lyrics

$1.2 million The handwritten lyrics to Frank Sinatra's hit song "My Way" sold for $1.2 million in 2018.

9. Prince's Yellow Cloud guitar

$225,000 The bright yellow guitar used by Prince during his Purple Rain tour sold for $225,000 in 2018.

10. Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat and cane

$62,500 The iconic bowler hat and cane used by Charlie Chaplin in his films sold for $62,500 in 2011.

These 10 pieces of celebrity memorabilia demonstrate the enduring appeal of stars and their ability to capture the imagination of fans across generations.

As long as there are celebrity admirers, there will be a market for these valuable and iconic pieces of Hollywood history.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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