Singer Whitney Houston's memorabilia fetched more than $80,000 during an auction as part of the Hollywood legends series held in Beverly Hills, California.

A total of 13 memorabilia belonged the actress were auctioned including, a black velvet dress, two pairs of earrings and a grey velvet dress that she wore for the 38th Annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party in 1996 which she attended with her husband Bobby Brown.

An embellished bustier that the singer wore on stage fetched $19,200 from bidders and the black velvet dress went for $7,040.

Two pairs of earrings that the singer wore in the film "Bodyguard" were also auctioned. A pair of pearl drop earrings fetched $2,880 and another black pair went for $2,304.

Interest in collectibles related to Houston has skyrocketed since her death 11 Feb, the Associated Press quoted auctioneer Darren Julien as saying

Julien also said that most of the items that were sold on Saturday as part of the Hollywood Legends series were provided by the Grammy winner's friends and family in the weeks since she died.

"What we have now is all we're going to have from Whitney Houston," he said. "That makes her memorabilia sought after by high-end collectors and fans," Julien said.

Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on 11 February 2012.