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Graceland Auctions to Present The Auction at Graceland on Saturday, August 13

As we mark the 60th year anniversary year of the beginning of Elvis’ robust film career, Graceland Auctions is honored to celebrate Elvis’ starring role in Hollywood during the 1950s and ‘60s.  Elvis Presley’s role in "Love Me Tender" was the first of his remarkable 31 motion pictures and 2 documentaries, a tally larger than most inveterate actors. His ample film credits, along with his extraordinary singing career, truly make Elvis an entertainment king unlike any other celebrity in history.  To commemorate Elvis’ big screen talent, we are delighted to present you with the opportunity to participate in the upcoming “Auction at Graceland” which features a plethora of important movie-related memorabilia.
 
Graceland Auctions, together with Graceland Authenticated, is pleased to offer amazing artifacts from both Elvis’ theatrical and musical careers as well as remarkable personal tokens and gifts. This auction features film-worn costumes, important contracts, movie posters, scripts, original advertisements and promotions, and much more from his motion pictures - something for every collector and every budget.  Also starring in this auction are Elvis’ original birth record - the very first document marking the day this great icon entered the world; never-before-seen concert footage; an outstanding photo archive collection; and Elvis’ own personal American Express card!

Auction highlights include: 

  • January 8, 1935 Elvis Presley Birth Record Document from Delivering Physician Dr. Robert Hunt - Also Details the Birth of His Twin Brother Jesse. Estimate: $80,000 - 100,000
  • 1973-74 Elvis Presley Signed American Express Card - The Finest Elvis Credit Card in Existence - He Never Left Home Without It! Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000
  • Elvis Presley Owned 1971 Colt Lawman MKIII .357 Magnum Revolver - With Unimpeachable Provenance. Estimate: $25,000 - 35,000
  • 1971 Mathey-Tissot Custom-Made Watch with “ELVIS PRESLEY” on the Bezel - Gifted by Elvis to Producer Felton Jarvis to Commemorate Elvis’ “Ten Outstanding Young Men of America” Award Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000
  • J.D. Sumner’s Diamond-Studded TCB Necklace Gifted by Elvis Presley.  Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000
  • Elvis Presley's Signed and Inscribed Guitar Case (Possibly One of His First). Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000
  • 1957 8mm Film of Elvis Presley Performing at the Chicago Amphitheatre - Nearly 5 Minutes of Unpublished Footage of Elvis in his Famous Gold Lamé! Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000 
  • Incredible Terry Wood Photography Archive Chronicling Elvis Presley’s September 26, 1956, Concert in Tupelo, MS - Including 43 Original Medium- and Large-Format Negatives (Most Never Published). Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000
  • Boots Worn by Elvis Presley in the Film "It Happened at The World’s Fair." Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 
  • 1960's Elvis Presley Owned Electric Guitar Gifted to Graceland Maid and Cook Nancy Rooks' Husband. Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000
  • Elvis Presley Worn Black Star Sapphire Ring Gifted to Al Strada. - With Strada’s Backstage Pass. Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000
  • 1969 Elvis Presley Screen-Worn Blue Dress Shirt from "The Trouble with Girls." Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000
  • Circa 1969 Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Black Shirt, Black Pants and Gold Metal Belt. Ensemble.  Estimate: $12,000 - 15,000
  • “’68 Comeback Special” Foreign Distribution Contract Signed by Elvis Presley. - Includes MGM Cover Letter Sent to Colonel Parker’s Office Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000
  • Elvis Presley’s Custom Karate Gi Used to Design the McCormick “Elvis Karate” Bourbon Decanter and Accompanied by Original Decanter in Box. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000

Each and every lot in this auction has been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated, the authority in Elvis and pop culture authentication. Navigating the marketplace for Elvis artifacts can be confusing, if not treacherous. Graceland Authenticated removes the guesswork and sets a new standard in artifact authentication, providing bidders with the peace of mind that the artifact they are buying is what it claims to be. Every lot in this auction is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated, so you can bid with confidence.

Elvis continues to please audiences and fans around the world with his movies and music, a testament to the lasting radiance of his shining star.  Now is your opportunity to participate, enjoy and continue to keep the brilliance of Elvis’ star alive by adding these historic film and musical artifacts to your collection.

Now it's your turn to Take Care of Business by clicking here to register to bid in the auction.

Online bidding will begin on July 25 at gracelandauctions.com. Select artifacts will be on view July 28 - August 13 at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum at Graceland. Additional items can be viewed by appointment. 


Purchase The Auction at Graceland Catalog

The Auction at Graceland collectible catalog is now available to pre-order at Shop Graceland and features more than 150 pages, including photos and details of all the auction items. This exclusive catalog offers an up-close look at these special pieces of Elvis history and is a wonderful collector’s item.
Order your copy today!


Additional Graceland Auctions Information 

 

Register to Bid in the August Graceland Auction

If you do not already have an account and would like to register to participate in one of our upcoming rock memorabilia auctions, please click here. Please be aware that approval of registrations can take 24-48 hours, so please be sure to register well in advance of the auction date. 



Reserve Your Paddle and Ticket to Attend the August 13 Graceland Auction

If you are interested in bidding in person or simply wish to attend the auction to witness the festivities, tickets will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12  and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m on Saturday, August 13 in the Graceland Ticket Pavilion. The ticket is $20. If you wish to bid, you will need to register and collect a bid paddle. Please be sure you are registered in advance (see instructions above), reserve your paddle by emailing auctioninfo@graceland.com and collect the paddle (which will be set aside for you) on Friday, August 12  and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m on Saturday, August 13 in the Ticket Pavilion. Shuttle service to the Archives Studio from the Ticket Pavilion will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the auction will commence promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Payment and Lot Pick Up/Shipping

Invoices will be emailed to all winning bidders within 48 hours of the auction. Should you wish to collect in person any purchase in the auction, collection arrangements can be made by emailing auctioninfo@graceland.com. Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of all winning bidders. If you have questions concerning payment and shipping arrangements, contact us at auctioninfo@graceland.com.

Consign to the Next Graceland Auction

To partner with Graceland Auctions and have your artifacts featured in future auctions at Graceland, email us at consignments@graceland.com or call our Consignment Director Jeff Marren directly at (773) 612-0918 to share what you have.


Graceland Auctions is Pleased to Announce Upcoming Elvis Presley Auctions

 

Elvis Presley Artifacts Auction - At The Guest House at Graceland

This special fall auction event is part of the historic, star-studded Grand Opening Weekend for the 450-room Graceland resort scheduled for October 27-30, 2016. The weekend will feature celebrity appearances and red carpet events featuring Elvis' friends and family. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the legendary jam session known as the "Million Dollar Quartet," this auction will feature items not only from Elvis Presley but also from Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and other Sun recording artists of the era.
Auction Date: October 29, 2016
Consignment Date: July 2016


Artifact Authentication

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