After passing away a week and a half ago and just being buried this past weekend, some of Whitney Houston’s items are headed for auction.
Auctioneer Darren Julien, said that the ‘Hollywood Legends’ auction was already scheduled to take place on March 31 and April 1 with other legend’s memorabilia. However, after Houston’s recent passing, some of her items became available to be bid on.
The items include a black velvet dress once owned by Houston, valued at $1,000 and a pair of earrings she wore in the movie, ‘The Bodyguard,’ worth about $600, along with a vest valued at $400 she also wore in the film.
Julien expects that all the items will bring in much more than their listed values since the death of the singer.
“It proves a point that these items, they’re an investment,” Julien said. “You buy items just like a stock. Buy at the right time and sell at the right time, and they just increase in value.”
Julien added, Houston was “someone who’s going to maintain collect ability.” For Whitney Houston’s fans who never got the chance to meet her, these items are the next best thing.
When discussing the items, Julien stated, “They are a way to relate to her or be a part of her life without having known her.”
Other item’s bidders will have the oppurtunity to purchase online are a cane that belonged to Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable’s jacket from “Gone With the Wind” and Charlton Heston’s staff from “The Ten Commandments.”