Rare Collectibles Featured in Live, Online Auctions Highlight 'Elvis Week' 2017

August 1, 2017 |  

For fans and devotees of Elvis Presley, August is always and special and simultaneous a sad time. The King of Rock of Roll, who died on August 16, 1977 is a day marked by the annual celebration of Elvis Week.

With the significance of the 40th anniversary of his death, a rare collection of 315 rare and authentic Elvis Presley™ artifacts and memorabilia. The online auction is now underway at Graceland Auctions and the live Auction will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT/12:30 p.m. CDT at  The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel theater.

Among the items to be featured in the August 12 auction is an extraordinary stage-worn jumpsuit and jacket, estimated between $200,000-$250,000; a gold and diamond ram’s head necklace, estimated between $100,000-$150,000; and the bible used by Rex Humbard to officiate Elvis Presley’s funeral with handwritten notes by J.D. Sumner, estimated between $30,000-$40,000. Other notable items include:
  • 1973 Elvis Presley Stage Worn Cape with Tiger Skin Pattern on the Interior, Estimate $70,000-$100,000
  • Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Brown Velvet Jacket, Pants and Cape Ensemble Made by I.C. Costume Co. – From the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction (C44A), Estimate $70,000-$80,000
  • November 6, 1954, Louisiana Hayride Contract Signed by Elvis Presley, Gladys Presley and Vernon Presley as well as Scotty Moore and Bill Black, Estimate $30,000-$50,000
  • Elvis Presley’s TCB Necklace Taken off His Neck and Gifted to His Personal Hairdresser Larry Geller, Estimate $30,000-$50,000
  • March 26, 1956, Elvis Presley Signed Contract Solidifying Colonel Parker as His Exclusive Management - One of the Most Famous Contracts in All of Popular Culture, Estimate $30,000-$35,000
  • Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Gold and Diamond Guitar Ring with “EP” Initials Gifted to Charlie Hodge, Estimate $20,000-$30,000
  • Historic January 25, 1956, Elvis Presley First Signed Document as an Adult - Certifying Earlier Agreements with Colonel Parker, Estimate $20,000-$25,000
  • Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Red “Elephant Corduroy” Suit Made by I.C. Costume Co., Estimate $60,000-$70,000

All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and no items are from the Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale.



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