Michael Jackson’s hat on auction in Paris

In Summary
  • The hut valued  between 60,000 to 100,000 euros (₹53 lacs to ₹89 lacs approx.).
  • Its sale is set to take place on September 26th
Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson’s hat is  up for auction in Paris valued  between 60,000 to 100,000 euros (₹53 lacs to ₹89 lacs approx.).

Before performing his famous moonwalk dance for the first time, Michael Jackson tossed his hat to the side of the stage. Four decades later, it’s up for auction.

The sale of the legendary black fedora is set  to take place at the Hotel Druout in Paris on September 26th.


 The Organizer of the Artpeges gallery Arthur Perault narrated that  the King of Pop had tossed his hat to the audience while performing his hit song "Billie Jean" during a televised Motown concert in 1983.

Moments later, Jackson showed off what would become his trademark move – the moonwalk – a seemingly effortless backwards glide while appearing to walk forwards.

A man named Adam Kelly picked up Jackson’s hat thinking the singer’s staff would come to collect it but they didn’t”, said Perault.

He held on to it for several years but it has since passed through a couple of private collectors on its way to Paris. 

While the piece is one of the main attractions among 200 other items of rock memorabilia, Perault   admitted that valuations for Jackson’s items had depreciated lately due to “the sale of fakes and accusations against him”,

Meanwhile   there are many iconic items being auctioned, including a guitar owned by the legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker, a suit worn by Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, and one of Madonna’s gold records.