Auction of Whitney Houston Memorabilia Earns $500,000

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Whitney Houston in concert on July 17, 1991. 

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.

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 onstage sold for more than $16,000.

The auction featured several costumes worn by Houston, as well as 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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