London, Jan 19:
A man who has collected 100 of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s drawings plans to sell them to help needy children.
Joseph McBratney claims to have privately amassed over 100 drawings by the late “Thriller” hitmaker, who died in June 2009, and now wants to sell them to raise money to help at-risk children, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
He also plans to sell sketches of The Beatles, the late Princess Diana, Abraham Lincoln, Charlie Chaplin, Bart Simpson, Peter Pan, Mickey Mouse, Snoopy and Garfield.
“It’s a big responsibility, I put this collection together. (I want to create) a non-profit endowment to help kids,” he told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column.
“It would be a shame for this beautiful property to be anything else but a healing property for suffering kids and adults who would never have the chance to be in recovery or treatment,” he added.
All the drawings are signed by the star and the collector said he has had them authenticated by an autograph authentication service. (IANS)