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Latest update : 2008-12-13

More than 2,000 items belonging to Michael Jackson - like his famous white gloves - will be sold at auction in Beverly Hills. A portion of the proceeds will help musicians in need.

AFP - A treasure trove of Michael Jackson memorabilia, ranging from the gates of the infamous Neverland Ranch to one of his iconic white gloves is to be auctioned, it was announced Wednesday.

Los Angeles-based auctioneers Julien's said more than 2,000 items belonging to the eccentric "King of Pop" would be put up for sale in April following a seven-day exhibition.

The auction gets underway in Beverly Hills on April 21 and wraps up four days later, with a portion of the proceeds going to a charity aimed at helping musicians in need.

Among the most sought after lots up for grabs are a white glove first seen in the video for Jackson's 1983 hit "Billie Jean."

The wrought iron gates that once adorned the entrance to the pop star's sprawling Neverland Ranch near Santa Barbara in California are also certain to arouse huge interest.

Gates of the infamous Neverland Ranch

Jackson has not lived at the ranch since he was cleared of child molestation charges at his 2005 trial. Prosecutors alleged Jackson abused children at Neverland, which in its heyday feature a funfair and a zoo.

Date created : 2008-12-11