MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A highlight during Elvis Week™ 2018 is The Auction at Graceland when collectors, fans and pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will raise their paddles to bid in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history. The auction will include artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, signed by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career. Every lot in this auction has been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated, the authority in Elvis and pop culture authentication. For more about The Auction at Graceland, visit GracelandAuctions.com.
Online bidding is now open for the auction, which will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. EDT/12:30 p.m. CDT in the theater at The Guest House at GracelandTM, and online at GracelandAuctions.com. Every artifact is authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, LLC. All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale.
Auction highlights include:
General Omar Bradley Owned 1942 Beretta Model M1934 9mm Corto Caliber Pistol Gifted to Elvis Presley on December 9, 1970, Later Gifted to Girlfriend Barbara Leigh
1970s Elvis Presley’s Hillcrest Home Walnut Desk and Chair
July 8, 1955, Publishing Agreement Between Elvis Presley and Hill and Range Songs, Inc. Signed by Elvis, Vernon Presley, Gladys Presley and Jean Aberbach
Historic August 27, 1956, Elvis Presley Signed Songwriters Contract for Song “Love Me Tender” - Also Signed by Ken Darby’s (The Song’s Writer) Wife Vera Matson and Freddy Bienstock
Historic November 21, 1956, Agreement Signed by Elvis Presley and Colonel Parker Granting Parker 25% of All Song Publishing Royalties
Elvis Presley Owned Mother-of-Pearl Cross Gifted to Ginger Alden, Mentioned in Her Book
Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Silver Concho Belt Gifted to Barbara Leigh
Elvis Presley Owned 14K Gold Bulova Wristwatch with “EP” Engraved on the Reverse
Elvis Presley Owned “Nudie’s” Brown Suede Jacket with Extraordinary Beaded Fringe – Gifted to His Aunt Delta
1954 Sun Records Acetate for Elvis Presley's “Blue Moon of Kentucky” (Sun 209) with Additional Recordings on the Reverse
Elvis Presley Owned Television Set from Lisa Marie’s Bedroom at Graceland - With Bullet Hole from When Elvis Shot It
Elvis Presley/Charlie Hodge Stage-Used Black Binder That Held Song Lyric Sheets Specifically for Elvis During His Live Shows From 1972 to His Last Show in Indy in June of 1977
Highlights will be displayed at Elvis Presley’s Memphis TM from July 23 through August 10th and on August 11th in the Rock conference room of The Guest House at Graceland.
The Auction at Graceland collectible catalog is now available to order at ShopGraceland.com and features more than 200 pages of photos and details of all the auction items. Collectors wishing to bid in the live auction event can register for a paddle on Saturday, August 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the Rock Conference Room at The Guest House at Graceland. Collectors with an existing bidding account can reserve a paddle for in-person bidding by emailing email@example.com. Advance registration is recommended. Online bidding is now open. To register and bid online visit GracelandAuctions.com.
For more information about how to submit items for authentication by Graceland Authenticated, please visit www.gracelandauthenticated.com. To have an artifact considered for inclusion in future Graceland Auctions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and its related properties, including Elvis Presley's Memphis, Graceland's new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel; and 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. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle and Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at Graceland. Graceland was named “Best Tennessee Attraction” for 2018 by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10 Best 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
Stay connected to Elvis Presley’s Graceland:
@VisitGraceland on Twitter and Instagram
Graceland Blog: http://blog.graceland.com/
Graceland Podcast: http://www.graceland.com/connect/podcast.aspx
Livestream events: https://livestream.com/ElvisPresleyGraceland
SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, Channel 19: http://www.siriusxm.com/Elvisradio