Whitney Houston Items To Be Auctioned Saturday

Source: ABC News

Now that Whitney Houston’s no longer with us, how much is her stuff worth?  We’ll find out this weekend, when a collection of items worn by the late diva will be going up for sale as part of Julien’s Auctions “Hollywood Legends”auction.

In a strange twist of fate, several of her items set to be included in this particular auction even before she was found dead in her hotel room bathtub on Feb. 11.  “We were one week away from going to the printer [with the catalog],” Julien’s Auctions Executive Director Martin Nolan told ABC News Radio.  “And of course,  as soon as she passed away, people called us to say they had [more] Whitney Houston items.”

The question is whether or not the price of Houston’s possessions will now go through the roof following her death, as did the possessions of Michael Jackson. “This will be, in fact, the first auction of items owned by Whitney Houston that will go on the auction block since she passed away.  So the world media — in fact, everyone — is curious to know just how collectible she has become,” said Nolan.

All in all, Nolan said there are about a dozen of Houston’s items going on the block  March 31, adding, “Some from her personal life and some from stage performances, and some from her acting career from the movie Bodyguard which she’s obviously very famous for.”  Among the items: a vest and two sets of earrings that she wore in The Bodyguard, several stage costumes, including a black lace pantsuit, a gold satin jacket and a beaded bustier; and a grey velvet gown that she wore to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party in 1996.

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