Great Results at The Auction at Graceland on Saturday, August 13
Graceland Auctions Consistently Achieves the Highest Prices
Marking the 60th year anniversary year of the beginning of Elvis’ robust film career, Graceland Auctions celebrated Elvis’ starring role in Hollywood during the 1950s and ‘60s with blockbuster results on movie-related memorabilia. The prices Graceland Auctions realizes for significant Elvis Presley artifacts continually surpass expectations and the results of all competitors. Auction after auction, record prices are being set by Graceland Auctions for Elvis Presley personally owned and worn clothing, stage and screen worn clothing, gifted jewelry and accessories, acetates, RCA Awards, film footage, personal artifacts and autographs.
Through our partnership with Graceland Authenticated, our auctions maintain an unprecedented level of credibility enabling us to to provide the industry with the highest level of artifact authenticity. Our unwavering dedication provides access to an auction marketplace, driven by the trust of our bidders, that produces the highest prices realized, time and again. Consignors experience a level of personal service and maximized returns they simply can’t achieve elsewhere.
Fans and collectors came together this August to celebrate Elvis’ theatrical and musical careers. Collectors worldwide raised their paddles to bid on an amazing array of artifacts including featured film-worn costumes, important contracts, movie posters, scripts, original advertisements and promotions. Elvis’ birth record and personal American Express card had a starring role in the auction making the fifth Auction at Graceland an overwhelming success!
Auction highlights include:
- the Elvis Presley Birth Record document from delivering physician, which also details the birth of his twin brother Jesse, sold for $87,500;
- a Black Star Sapphire ring worn by Elvis and gifted to his bodyguard Al Strada sold for $35,000 on an estimate of $10,000 - $15,000;
- the red and white western style pants created for Elvis in his first starring role the 1957 film “Loving You” went for $42,000 on an estimate of $15,00 to $20,000;
- a 1911 Indian Head Gold $2 ½ Coin and Diamond Ring, which Elvis wore in the 1970s and gifted to his tour promoter Tom Hulett sold for $40,000 on an estimate of $20,000 - $25,000;
- a black shirt, pants and gold metal belt ensemble, which Elvis wore circa 1969, sold for $37,500 on an estimate of $12,000 to $15,000;
- a blue dress shirt Elvis wore in the film “The Trouble With Girls (and how to get into it)” and was featured on the 1970 International Hotel menu topped an estimate of $8,000 to $10,000 and sold for $13,750;
- 24 of Elvis’ pool balls which included table chalk from Graceland with invoices and a signed check from his father Vernon sold for $15,000 on an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000;
- and an Elvis’ custom Karate Gi used to design the McCormick “Elvis Karate” Bourbon decanter and an original decanter sold for $25,000
The Auction at Graceland collectible catalog is now available 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.
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Additional Graceland Auctions Information
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Reserve Your Paddle and Ticket to Attend the October 29 Graceland Auction
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Consign to the Next Graceland Auction
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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
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