January 17 - Really ... Elvis Cup

A few years back we had the Elvis Cup Guy, now there Elvis Cup Girl? A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200. North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Jones says a fan named June allegedly retrieved the cup the day after the performance, right before Elvis left town for a show in Oklahoma City. A letter accompanying the collector’s item says June had asked to keep the cup “as a little memento.” Bids for the now-yellowed paper cup had surpassed $1,280 on eBay by mid-day Wednesday. Jones says the auction closes Sunday evening.

From the eBay listing:
You are bidding on an authenric Dixie Cup that Elvis Presley drank from on
April 19th, 1956 at 10:30 am at the corner of 3rd and Boston in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elvis had performed the night before in Tulsa (April 18th, 1956).
This cup was obtained from Elvis Presley the following morning (April 19th) at 10:45am after he left his hotel. He ate and went shopping that morning before heading to Oklahoma City for his concert there later that night.

Winning bidder will receive the cup the box it's been stored in since 1956
letter of authenticity notebook full of "research" that had been collected related to the events surrounding the Cup. 

Update January 22, 2018: the item sold for US $3,300.00. 

Proving that some fans are crazier than others, the "crusty paper cup that might've once touched Elvis Presley's lips" sold on EBay for US $3,300.
The cup's supposedly from The King's first concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1956. Elvis was only 21 at the time and played his first show there in April of that year. The cup was supposedly taken from him at his hotel by a woman named June who then kept it in a box with his autographed picture for decades.
North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.
The auction closed on Sunday hitting the $3,300 mark after 85 bids. 

(Source: eBay / Associated Press / Elvis Information Network)

1 comment:

  1. FYI
    I am the original Elvis Cup guy, and I'm the one that sold the paper Dixie cup from 1956
    I have 2 cups
    1977 Styrofoam
    1956 Dixie paper cup

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