Jackson's black crystal glove went for $180,000 to an unidentified internet bidder, while a fellow online buyer picked up a basketball signed by the tragic singer and Michael Jordan for a staggering $245,000 .

Other lots which sold included memorabilia from Ghostbusters, the Batman film franchise and The Last Samurai, and there will also be items from the lives and careers of Madonna, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.