This latest Michael Jackson auction has a unique twist -- the owner of the items says he got them from MJ himself ... by trading other memorabilia with the King of Pop.
The auction -- set for October 6-15, 2010 -- features several crazy MJ items, including a custom Swarovski crystal jacket and the gloves MJ wore on the cover of "Bad." Those two items, along with one of MJ's jackets, came directly from Michael.
Ed Kosinski, part owner of Gotta Have It!, tells us he actually traded MJ for the stuff. He says Michael had a thing for "Our Gang," Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Elizabeth Taylor, and other vintage Hollywood items.
The auction also features signed photos and authentic MJ lyric sheets.