BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, today announced that it is once again partnering with Graceland Auctions to offer online bidding on The Auction at Graceland, taking place at 7:00 pm CDT on August 13, 2015, during Elvis Week 2015. The sale features 174 lots of Elvis artifacts, making it the largest and most comprehensive auction yet held on the grounds of Graceland. Bidders can view the full catalog on Invaluable.com and bid online in real-time during the live auction.
The Auction at Graceland includes items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, written by Elvis and used by Elvis, as well as items created to promote Elvis and his career. All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland Archives.
“We are very excited to be working with Graceland Auctions to once again offer online bidding on its third auction of rare and authentic Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “Online bidders came out in full force to participate in The Auction at Graceland this past January, and we are thrilled to offer the iconic Elvis Presley items included in this sale to our bidders around the world.”
Headlining the auction is the Elvis Presley Light Blue “Starburst” Jumpsuit worn during 1973 at the Las Vegas Hilton and other Concerts, which is estimated at $100,000-150,000. Additional highlights of the sale include the Elvis Presley "Viva Las Vegas" Jacket worn in the dance scene with Ann-Margret (estimated $30,000-50,000), the Million Dollar Quartet Signed Guitar with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis signatures (estimated at $20,000-30,000), and the "TCB" Diamond and Gold Necklace gifted to Sammy Davis Jr. by Elvis Presley (estimated $20,000-30,000).
Other noteworthy lots include a 1956 Elvis Presley Double-Signed Transfer Agreement moving 15 Songs to Gladys Music (estimated at $20,000-30,000), an Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Gold Owl-Shaped Ring gifted to a fan from the stage (estimated at $15,000-20,000) and a 1969 Elvis Presley Handwritten Signed Letter to Gary Pepper discussing the inaugural show at the International Hotel (estimated at $10,000-15,000).
Also included in the sale is an Elvis Presley Signed Shirt from his Personal Wardrobe provided as the Grand Prize in a 1973 Boy Scout raffle (estimated at $8,000-12,000), a 1968 Elvis Presley Film-Worn Jacket from "Live a Little, Love a Little" (estimated at $7,000-10,000), a 1957 Elvis Presley Enterprises Elvis Presley Doll in rare original box (estimated at $7,000-10,000), and a 1971 Elvis Presley Signed Martial Arts Card with fingerprints (estimated $5,000-7,500).
"We expect fans, music collectors and pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will participate in this unprecedented auction, with all 174 lots expertly authenticated by the staff of Graceland Authenticated," said Graceland Auctions Managing Director Laura Pickett. “Previous Graceland Auctions have generated far greater bids than projected, and we believe this sale will be equally as exciting. We look forward to working with Invaluable to offer online bidding to collectors around the world.”
To view the fully illustrated catalog and bid online in the upcoming Auction at Graceland through Graceland Auctions, please visit Invaluable.com.
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About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including the recently-announced Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel to be built in Memphis, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide, including “Direct from Graceland: Elvis at The O2” in London, and the new “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition” at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle dba Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at Graceland. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.