A woman who went to school with Michael Jackson in Encino, salvaged some drawings he threw away in 1972-73. She brings them in to Antiques Roadshow for an appraisal. Michael was aprox 14 or 15 years old when he sketched the pictures. She said he would sketch pictures in class and then just ball them up and throw them away. She really like his Chaplin sketch and asked him if she could have it. It wasn't signed so at the urging of her father she took it back the next day and asked him to sign it. We know he had a great respect and felt an affinity with Charlie Chaplin over the years, which James Supp, the appraiser, discusses as well. I believe the tutor they discusses in the 2nd drawing is Michael's tutor Ms. Rose Fine, who he also respected and loved. The appraiser said that after discussing the sketches with his colleagues, he felt they could be worth aprox 8 to 10 Thousand dollars each at auction.
A total value of $16,000.00 to $20,000.00
In Anaheim Hour 1, James Supp appraises these Michael Jackson drawings, ca. 1973.
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