Michael Bush and the late Dennis Tompkins were Michael Jackson's costume designers for 25 years, during Jackson's most successful period. They were the consignors of the signed Thriller jacket that Julien's sold for $1,800,000 in June 2011.
The Thriller jacket was signed twice by Michael Jackson, and both look like classic examples of his autograph to me. But almost all of the autographs in the Tompkins and Bush sale are a variation I'm not familiar with. I've only been looking at Jackson's autograph for a few years, though, and we have members here who have collected him for decades, so I'd appreciate your input and exemplars.
If you know Michael Jackson's autograph well, please look at a few images below from the auction and let me know what you think. Even better, browse the auction and upload any similar examples you have: http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/77/
Julien's is the world's premier auction house for Michael Jackson memorabilia, so they would know his autograph better than most of us. I'm just surprised I haven't seen this style before.
Thanks for your help.
Picture 3 : Michael's signature in Moonwalker book
Michael's signature in Moonwalker book
Can't believe we never managed to nail Bush over all his FORGERIES!
Maybe someone should try to contact Felix Sebacious again at Bravado (standee manufacturer who confirmed the standee was made after Michael died) ...whatever happened with that!?!
We may not have stopped the auction or Bush in this mess, however since this thread, I personally have not seen any Bush sigs out there since (unless they were being flipped by a buyer of this auction). So at least in my opinion, he was scared enough to not do it again (for now).
MJ handwritten notes for 1993 oprah interview. Points he wanted to make.
1. Set the record straight.
Tell a lie long enough, people believe.
2. I'm black American. Proud of it. Honored of it.
Bleach skin rumour.
3. White kid to play me rumour.
Inauguration rumour --> sing somthin
I'm not gay.
Don't judge a person unless you have spoken to them one on one.
'Cause what you're hearing is Lie. (Sun tabloid)
Jesus said to love children and be like them.