MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A highlight during Elvis Week™ 2019 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 over 400 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 Tuesday, August 13 at 12:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT in the theater at The Guest House at Graceland™, and online at www.gracelandauctions.com. Every artifact is authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, LLC. All 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 (dollar amounts are estimates):
1970s Elvis Presley’s 14k Large Diamond Stage Ring Gifted to JD Sumner in 1974 - Former Mike Moon Collection $40-50,000
Incredible Elvis Presley Pictorial Poster for September 2, 1957, Concert at Portland’s Multnomah Stadium $30-50,000
Elvis Presley Owned Custom Black Three-Piece Tuxedo Made for His 1969 Film The Trouble with Girls - Former Mike Moon Collection $25-30,000
1967 Elvis Presley’s Graceland Saddle Made by Mike McGregor $20-30,000
Elvis Presley, Vernon Presley and Gladys Presley Signed November 21, 1955, Agreement Giving Colonel Tom Parker a Portion of Elvis’ Publishing Rights $10-20,000
Impressive 22.18 ct Opal and Diamond Ring that Elvis Presley Gifted to Linda Thompson $10-15,000
1970 Elvis Presley’s U.S. FDA Drug Abuse Control Badge Gifted to Sonny West - Former Mike Moon Collection $10-15,000
Elvis Presley Signed Guitar – Signed in Concert $8-12,000
Elvis Presley Wardrobe Shirt from 1969 Film Charro $8-10,000
1970s Elvis Presley’s IC Costume Brown Patterned Shirt Gifted to Ed Hill - Former Mike Moon Collection $8-10,000
Immaculate 1954 Sun Records 209 Unplayed 45 RPM 7-Inch Single of Elvis Presley's “That's All Right” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky” - Memphis Pressing $8-10,000
1973 Elvis Presley’s Stage Worn Scarf from “Aloha from Hawaii” Afternoon Concert Rehearsal Scarf with Heavy Makeup and Original Concert Ticket Stub $6-8,000
1960 RCA Award to Colonel Tom Parker for Making the Sales of Elvis Presley’s Extended Play Album King Creole Volume 1 “One of the Greatest Achievements in the History of the Record Industry” $5-10,000
Elvis Presley Signed 1974 Realtor Agreement to Sell His Monovale Drive Beverly Hills Home $4-6,000
Black Kaftan Robe Gifted by Elvis Presley to Larry Gellar’s Wife Celeste $4-6,000
RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley’s 1973 Soundtrack LP Aloha from Hawaii – Certified in 1973 - White Linen Matte Style $3-5,000
Elvis Presley, Nick Adams and Natalie Wood Signed Check $3-5,000
Elvis Presley Double Signed and Inscribed Loving You Soundtrack Album with Photo of Fan with Elvis and Newspaper Clippings Describing the Meeting $3-5,000
1956 Elvis Presley Signed “Love Me Tender” EP – Likely Signed While Playing Football in a Memphis Park $3-5,000
Set of Five Color Vinyl Test Pressings of Elvis Presley Single “Moody Blue”/ ”She Thinks I Still Care” - Made by Ernie Ruggieri, RCA VP of Manufacturing $3-5,000
Highlights will be displayed at Elvis Presley’s Memphis™ from July 26-August 10 and at The Guest House at Graceland on August 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Rock Conference Room.
The Auction at Graceland collectible catalog will be available soon to order at store.graceland.com and features more than 250 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 Monday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.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 new 80,000 square feet Graceland Exhibition Center featuring rotating exhibits; 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 is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive six USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: in 2019 it was named “Best Tennessee Attraction and Iconic Landmark,” in 2018, it was voted “Best Tennessee Attraction” and “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” in 2015 voted the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and in 2013 voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” In 2019 TripAdvisor named Graceland the most popular attraction in Tennessee, in 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and Rolling Stone named it one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks.
For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit http://www.graceland.com/
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