A collection of rare Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are to be auctioned in August.
Organised by Graceland Auctions, the event will take place during Elvis Week 2015.
The Auction At Graceland will take place in the Graceland Archives Studio on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. CDT — and will be available to bid online on eBay Live Auctions’ platform.
Among the 174 lots are:
Elvis Presley Light Blue “Starburst” Jumpsuit worn during 1973 at the Las Vegas Hilton and other concerts (Estimated $100,000-150,000)
Elvis Presley “Viva Las Vegas” Jacket worn in dance scene with Ann-Margret (Estimated $30,000-50,000)
Million Dollar Quartet Signed Guitar with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis signatures (Estimated $20,000-30,000)
1956 Elvis Presley Double-Signed Transfer Agreement moving 15 Songs to Gladys Music (Estimated $20,000-30,000)
Elvis Presley’s Personal Walther Model PPK/S 9mm Kurz Handgun ornately engraved “Elvis” and “TCB (Estimated $100,000–125,000)
The full catalogue will be available to browse on eBay very soon: click here for more details.
You can find more details abou Elvis Week 2015 by clicking here.
Meanwhile, Elvis Presley’s 80 birthday is being commemorated with a yearlong celebration of his work.
In January, Legacy Recordings released all Presley’s albums recorded between 1960 and 1965 onto iTunes. Titled The Complete ’60s Albums Collection Vol. 1, the set has been newly mastered and includes the albums Elvis Is Back, G.I. Blues, His Hand In Mine, Something For Everybody, Blue Hawaii, Pot Luck, Girls! Girls! Girls!, It Happened At The World’s Fair, Elvis’ Golden Records Vol. 3, Fun In Acapulco, Kissin’ Cousins, Roustabout, Girl Happy, Elvis for Everyone and Harum Scarum.
A new official website was also launched in January.
In related news, an Elvis Presley exhibition is currently running at London’s O2 Arena until August. The exhibition will showcase over 300 artefacts direct from the Presley family’s Graceland Archives, some of which have never been exhibited outside Memphis. Tickets are available here.
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