July 24 - Another Graceland Elvis Auction

The august 12th Graceland-authenticated auction will feature artifacts from Elvis’ personal and professional life including general Omar Bradley owned pistol gifted to Elvis Presley and historic Elvis Presley signed contract for song “Love Me Tender”.

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. 

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 Graceland, 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:

  • Elvis Presley Owned 1942 Beretta Model M1934 9mm Corto Caliber (Known as .380 ACP in Modern Day), Given to Him by General Omar Bradley on December 9, 1970, Later Gifted to Girlfriend Barbara Leigh.  Estimate: $50-100,000.
  • 1970s Elvis Presley's Hillcrest Home Walnut Desk and Chair. Estimate $5-7,000.
  • Collection of Historic Documents from Hill and Range Including: 
  • July 8, 1955, Publishing Agreement Between Elvis Presley and Hill and Range Songs, Inc. Signed by Elvis, Vernon Presley, Gladys Presley and Jean Aberbach*. Estimate $20-40,000.
  • 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*.  Estimate $20-40,000.
  • November 21, 1956, Agreement Signed by Elvis Presley and Colonel Parker Granting Parker 25% of All Song Publishing Royalties*. Estimate $10-20,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned Mother-of-Pearl Cross Gifted to Ginger Alden, Mentioned in Her Book*. Estimate $15-25,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Silver Concho Belt Gifted to Barbara Leigh*. Estimate $10-15,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned 14K Gold Bulova Wristwatch with “EP” Engraved on the Reverse.  Estimate $8-10,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned “Nudie’s” Brown Suede Jacket with Extraordinary Beaded Fringe – Gifted to His Aunt Delta. Estimate $5-10,000.
  • 1954 Sun Records Acetate for Elvis Presley's “Blue Moon of Kentucky” (Sun 209) with Additional Recordings on the Reverse. Estimate $5-10,000. 
  • Elvis Presley Owned Television Set from Lisa Marie’s Bedroom at Graceland -
  • With Bullet Hole from When Elvis Shot It. Estimate $5-10,000.
  • 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.  Estimate $5-10,000.

Highlights will be displayed at Elvis Presley’s Memphis from July 23 through August 10th and on August 11th in the Rock conference room of The Guest House at Graceland. Toregister and bid online visit GracelandAuctions.com.

(Source: Graceland)

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