The “Auction At Graceland” During Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Garners Strong Results From Bidders Worldwide

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The “Auction At Graceland” During Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Garners Strong Results From Bidders Worldwide

With thousands of fans and pop culture enthusiasts in Memphis for King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s 84th birthday celebrating the life and career of Elvis at Graceland, music fans and collectors in Memphis and around the world participated on site and online in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at The Auction at Graceland which brought in over $600,000 today.  Presented by Graceland Auctions, the auction was held at The Guest House at Graceland.  A portion of the auction benefited the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation (EPCF), a 501(c)3 organization. 

The auction featured rare and unique artifacts expertly authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, including memorabilia from Elvis’ personal life, prized jewelry pieces and attire. Highlights and sale prices included:

  • a custom made Red Velvet Shirt likely worn on stage for the 1956 evening show of Elvis’ famous September 1956 show in Tupelo, Mississippi - $37,500 
  • a Gold and Diamond Ring that Elvis wore on stage and gave to his father Vernon - $30,000
  • an Elvis owned Diamond and Gold Ring that he gave to J.D. Sumner - $22,500
  • Elvis’ Electro-Voice Microphone - $17,500
  • Elvis’ Turquoise and Silver Ring - $11,875
  • 1956 Love Me Tender theater lobby standee, a rare movie artifact - $11,250
  • Elvis’ Blue Winter Ski Jacket-$10,625
  • a pair of 1955 color slides of Elvis performing in Austin, Texas on the Louisiana Hayride Tour - $10,000

 and much more.    

For a complete list of all items and final sale prices visit

All of the prices realized include a 25% buyer's premium. For more information about how to submit items for authentication by Graceland Authenticated, please email [email protected].  To have an artifact considered for inclusion in future Graceland Auctions, please email [email protected].

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