The first-ever Auction at Graceland took place on August 14, 2014, at the Graceland Archive Studio. Elvis collectors can now see the final results, including buyers premium, by clicking here. Items featured in this auction can be viewed in the online Auction at Graceland. Thank you for your interest and congratulations to all of our bidders!
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The Auction at Graceland Items
All of the items in the auction were offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction came 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.
All of the Items included in the auction were authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, a new Graceland affiliated authentication and appraisal service for collectors and fans. Graceland Authenticated sets a new standard for pop culture authentication and appraisal to ensure pop culture artifact accuracy and provide evaluations of privately owned collections.
Among the items in the auction were rare and unique artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles® and one of the world’s biggest and most well-known Elvis Presley collectors. Page’s items included Elvis’ 1977 Cadillac Seville, a Martin D-28 and Elvis’ copy of the original script for his first film, “Love Me Tender.”
Among the 72 items included in the August 14 auction were the following:
Elvis Presley Signature on Library Card
A signed library card was found by the librarian at the school Elvis attended in Tupelo and this is one of the earliest known signatures from the would-be King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Once the librarian realized Elvis’ fame, she searched through all of the books borrowed from the library by Elvis to find his signature. This example is accompanied by a letter from the Graceland Archives the archives has no full Elvis Presley signature pre-dating the one appearing on the offered library card.
1977 Cadillac Seville
It is estimated that Elvis bought more than 200 Cadillacs in his life for family, friends, strangers and of course, his own private collection. Elvis' 1977 maroon and silver Cadillac Seville - V8 automatic is the last known Cadillac driven by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This was also the last Cadillac that Elvis purchased for his own personal use.
"Love Me Tender" Script
This is Elvis' own copy of the original script for the very first Elvis Presley movie, “Love Me Tender.” The script's original title, “The Reno Brothers,” is stamped on the front and spine of the script. That title was passed over because the young singing sensation had a new hit song out "Love Me Tender." That new title is handwritten in blue ink both directly above the stamped original title and in the upper right hand corner. Stamped in the upper left is the message "Please forward to: ELVIS PRESLEY."
1969 Las Vegas Show Agreement
A blue folder entitled “Agreement Between Elvis Presley and Las Vegas International” contains a 13-page typed agreement. This contract is for the first of Elvis’ 15 Las Vegas engagements. Not only was this Elvis’ first concert appearance since 1961, but it set a Las Vegas record for both attendance and gross ticket sales. After opening night, Elvis performed two shows a day for the remainder of the engagement. The contract stipulates payment of $100,000 per week.
1975 Martin D-28 Guitar
This Martin D-28 Guitar was gifted by Elvis to his friend and bodyguard Sam Thompson in January of 1977 and comes with a letter of authenticity from Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley.
Gemstone, Diamond and Gold Lion Mask Pendant
This 18kt gold custom-made pendant is set with 24 diamonds, two emeralds and one ruby. The piece was worn by Elvis on many occasions, including when he met President Nixon in the Oval Office at The White House.
The Auction at Graceland Official Catalog
The official catalog of the auction is available for purchase and features over 70 pages of stunning images and descriptions of the items that were included in this first-ever event.
In addition, the catalog includes beautiful images of Elvis Presley himself, plus two special bonus ticket replicas– one from Elvis’ 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert and one from Elvis’ 1961 concert at Bloch Arena at Pearl Harbor -- direct from the Graceland Archives. This official, inaugural catalog offers an up-close look at these special pieces of Elvis history and is a wonderful collector’s item. Domestic shipping of the catalog is free.
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