( 4UMF NEWS ) Whitney Houston’s Personal Items Up For Auction:
One moment in time with Whitney Houston could actually last a lifetime — and cost a fortune.
A wealth of items from the late music star will hit the auction block at the end of the month, including the singer’s ornate wedding dress.
Over 100 coveted belongings — such as awards, glitzy clothing and even Houston’s driver license — will be up for auction by The Whitney Houston Estate at Heritage Auctions on June 24 and 25.
“We felt that it was time to give something of Whitney to the people who loved her and her music,” the singer’s sister, Pat Houston, executor of the iconic singer’s estate, said in a statement.
The custom-made Marc Bouwer gown worn during her 1992 nuptials to Bobby Brown comes with matching satin gloves and has as opening bid of $3,500.
The beaded dress was originally purchased for $40,000, Vanity Fair magazine reported.
The most expensive star-studded possession is a worn pair of Nike Air Jordans gifted by Michael Jordan in 1990, which will be accepting opening bids at $10,000.
The only other item expected to fetch as much is an Emmy awarded for her performance of “Saving All My Love for You” at the Grammys.
Several other pieces of apparel include: two intricate Bouwer creations; a Dolce & Gabana floral coat from her 1999 tour, starting at $2,000; and an evening gown donned at the birthday party of the Prince of Brunei, starting at $2,500.
Loyal followers of the “Run to You” singer can also fetch unique items, such as a signed letter to the crooner from Tony Bennett, and her first U.S. passport with stamps showcasing her international travels.
Fans strapped for cash will be looking at bottom of the list for $400 possessions, like a personal journal containing notes for Houston’s acceptance speech at the 2001’s BET awards.
The legendary artist drowned in her bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012, nearly three years before the death of her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.