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MJ's marriage certificate sold for $70,800

entertainment Updated: Jan 28, 2010 20:23 IST

Michael JacksonPop star Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's marriage certificate has been sold for $70,800 at an auction. The document, which boasts both stars' signatures, was issued to the couple following a 15-minute ceremony on May 26 in 1994 in the Dominican Republic, reported contactmusic.com.

It went under the hammer with an opening price of $27,000 and quickly sparked a bidding war as two collectors vied for the item, racking up 20 offers between them.

"My wife and I have been collecting autographs and memorabilia since 1973. Several years ago, we were outbid on the marriage certificate signed by Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller and I did not want to miss the chance to own this one. We were very excited," the anonymous winner said.

The King of Pop's highly-publicised marriage with Elvis Presley's daughter lasted for two years.