The Whitney Houston Collection realizes half a million dollars at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles

30-year collection offered at public auction in Beverly Hills June 24, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS – Whitney Houston’s pair of Nike Air Jordan Sneakers gifted to Whitney Houston by close friend Michael Jordan, circa 1990, which sold for $20,000 and her Whitney Houston Stage-Worn Dolce & Gabbana Multi-Colored Fur Coat which sold for $16,250 to take top lot honors as Heritage Auctions presented The Whitney Houston Collection, more than 100 pieces of memorabilia – including awards, stage-worn costumes, passports and gold records – at a public auction in Beverly Hills, June 24-25, 2016 as part of the company’s Entertainment & Music Signature® Auction.

The hand-picked mementos from Ms. Houston’s life and career sold for a combined $525,390. The auction brought 78.5% above estimate and was 99% sold by value, with only 2 lots remaining available for direct purchase here (first-come, first served).

“The auction proves generations of fans are still in love with Whitney Houston’s legacy and contribution to music,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “We take great pride in presenting this collection and the results are extremely satisfying, despite the fact we were barred from selling her Emmy.”

Houston’s 1986 Emmy for her breath-taking performance of “Saving All My Love for You” at the 28th Annual Grammy Awards was withdrawn from the auction just a day before the auction following a court-ordered injunction by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions, commented, “As ordered, the award was withdrawn from the auction and returned to the Houston family.”

Stage worn dresses and costumes seen in her videos proved popular as a Whitney Houston Stage-Worn Dolce & Gabbana Multi-Colored Fur Coat which sold for $16,250; a stunning hand-painted and State-Word Dolce & Gabbana Gown from 1999 sold for $13,750, both against a $3,000 estimate, respectively. A Signed Naval Cap Worn During a 1991 HBO Special “Welcome Home Heroes” closed at $3,750.

Personally-owned mementos sparked bidding wars as a 1992 One-Of-A-Kind Marc Bouwer-Designed Wedding Gown brought $15,000, a unique, fold-out Passport, signed, used during nine years of international tours 1985 ended at $11,250; and her pair of Gold-Tone Drop Earrings Worn in Her “My Name is Not Susan” Video sold for $4,750, against a $1,000 estimate.

Bidders from around the world sought a bevy of awards celebrating her epic career and unique voice:

Whitney Houston Billboard Award for “I Will Always Love You”, 1993: Realized: $17,500.

Whitney Houston MTV Europe Music Award, 1999: Realized: $17,500.

Whitney Houston – MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video “How Will I Know”, 1986: Realized: $16,250.

Whitney Houston American Music Award in the Category of “Favorite Album, Soul/Rhythm & Blues” for The Bodyguard, 1994: Realized: $15,000.

Whitney Houston American Music Award in the Category of “Favorite Video Single, Soul/R&B” for the Song “Saving All My Love for You”, 1986: Realized: $12,500.

Whitney Houston’s People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Female Musical Performer,” 1988: Realized: $5,500.

Whitney Houston’s People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Female Musical Performer,” 1989: Realized: $4,625.

Whitney Houston Billboard Award for “#1 R&B Album” for The Bodyguard, 1993: Realized: $10,000.

Whitney Houston & David Foster NARAS Recognition Certificate for “I Will Always Love You”, 1993: Realized: $2,250.

Whitney Houston RIAA Hologram Gold Sales Award for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” 1987: Realized: $2,500.

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The Whitney Houston Collection realizes half a million dollars at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles