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Auction of Whitney Houston Memorabilia Earns $500,000

A judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer

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    Auction of Whitney Houston Memorabilia Earns $500,000
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    Whitney Houston's personal Greatest Love Tour jacket (1987) is displayed at a media preview at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The auction netted $500,000, the company said.

    An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer. 

    Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the top bid in Friday's auction was $20,000 for a pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers given to Houston by NBA great Michael Jordan. A Dolce & Gabbana fur coat worn by Houston on stage sold for more than $16,000. 

    The auction featured several costumes worn by Houston, as well gold records and other items the Grammy-winning singer accumulated before her death in 2012 at age 48. 

    A federal judge on Thursday blocked Heritage Auctions from selling Houston's 1986 Emmy trophy, which she won for a Grammy performance. The company returned the trophy to Houston's family.

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