MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Elvis fans have a chance to own a piece of music history as highlights of the rare Elvis Presley™ artifacts are to be included in the upcoming “Auction at Graceland” along with registration information and catalog ordering details.
The auction event will be held during Elvis’ birthday celebration 12:30 p.m. CT Jan. 6, 2018 in the theater at The Guest House at Graceland™. Fans and collectors from around the world are expected to participate on-site and online in this extraordinary auction of Elvis Presley memorabilia, featuring artifacts that have been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated. All auction items will be offered from third-party collectors. None of the items included in the auction will come 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. Every lot in this auction is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Online registration and bidding now open is open at www.GracelandAuctions.com.
The official print catalog for the auction, featuring more than 200 pages of full-color images and detailed descriptions for all auction items is available for order. This exclusive catalog offers an up-close look at these special pieces of Elvis history and is a wonderful collector’s item. The auction catalog is available at the Graceland Official Online Store as a pre-order item.
Select artifacts will be on display at the Elvis Presley’s Memphis™ exhibit complex at Graceland now through Jan. 4, 2018 during opening hours and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Jan. 5 in the Rock conference room at The Guest House at Graceland.
Among the 271 lots included in the January 6th auction, notable items include:
An Impressive Diamond and Platinum Ring Gifted to Linda Thompson from Elvis Presley, Estimate $30,000-40,000.
This spectacular, diamond ring is a clear example of Elvis’ generosity with its multitude of gorgeous, round, brilliant cut diamonds in a circular design intertwined with exquisite tapered baguette diamonds in a platinum setting.
Elvis Presley Owned and Worn TCB Necklace Gifted to Dean Nichopoulos, Estimate $20,000-30,000.
Dean Nichopoulos is the son of Elvis’ physician Dr. George Nichopoulos and was gifted this TCB necklace by Elvis.
Elvis Presley’s Grand Prix Chrome "TCB" Sunglasses with "EP" on the Bridge - Gifted to Ed Parker and Shown in His Book Inside Elvis, Estimate $20,000-30,000.
These Grand Prix-style sunglasses are another gift Elvis chose to bestow upon his close confidant, karate instructor, bodyguard and friend Ed Parker. Elvis enjoyed gifting Ed with tokens that contained their shared initials such as these stylish spectacles.
1954 Elvis Presley Earliest Known Concert Performance Poster - Eagle’s Nest, Estimate $15,000-20,000.
The Eagle’s Nest was one of the first paying gigs for Elvis and the very first consistent venue at the start of his career. Elvis performed at the venue 16 times in 1954. The Eagle’s Nest was where Elvis initially gained notoriety among the teen crowd and where his unique style began to flourish. Famed Los Angeles radio personality Brian Berne, who owned this item previously, has said he considered the poster to be one of the true “Holy Grails” of concert posters.
“TLC” Necklace Gifted by Elvis Presley to Dr. Nick’s Wife Edna Nichopoulos - Given on the Day He Received His “Ten Most Outstanding Young Men Award,” Estimate $15,000-20,000.
On January 16th, 1971, Elvis gave the wives of his entourage gold TLC necklaces which were a version of the TCB necklace he would give to those in his inner circle. One of Elvis’ proudest moments was the day he received the U.S. Jaycees “Ten Outstanding Young Men of America” award and it was fitting that he would want all his friends and their wives to share in his joy with this token of appreciation for their contributions to his achievement.
Elvis Presley’s Leather Rocking Chair from the Jungle Room at Graceland, Estimate $10,000-15,000.
The original man cave! Prior to the 1970s, the jungle room at Graceland was referred to only as the “den”, and it differed in decoration from the way fans know it today. This leather rocking chair was Elvis’ favorite in this earlier rendition of the room, and he would often relax seated in this regal rocker in his spare time.
Elvis Presley Signed Title to His Circle G Ranch, Estimate $10,000-20,000.
During a horse-buying excursion in Mississippi, Elvis spotted a 65-foot, white cross overlooking a manmade lake on a beautiful piece of land. Elvis proceeded to knock on the door and purchased “Twinkletown Farm” from the owner that very day. Elvis renamed it “Circle G Ranch” for Graceland. The property soon became a retreat for Elvis and his entourage where he could escape the pressures of Hollywood and superstardom.
Elvis Presley’s Personal Massive Wooden Desk from His Home Office in Palm Springs, Estimate $10,000-20,000.
While Colonel Tom Parker and his father, Vernon generally took care of business dealings, Elvis always had his own office where he would often read or review his concert schedule. This desk is from Elvis’ private office in his Palm Springs home.
Elvis Presley Owned 1922 Colt “Police Positive” .32 Caliber Revolver with Ornate Engraving and Ivory Inlaid Grip by Edward H. Bohlin - Gifted to Tour Promoter Tom Hulett, Estimate $5,000-10,000.
The striking revolver with custom, ivory inlaid grip by famed craftsman Edward Bohlin, was gifted by Elvis to Tom Hulett who, with Colonel Tom Parker, managed Elvis’ live performances in the 1970’s.
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For more information about how to submit items for consideration for authentication services by Graceland Authenticated and inclusion in future Graceland Authenticated auctions, auction fees and other details visit www.Graceland.com/Auction.
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley's Memphis, Graceland's new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle and Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at Graceland. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10 Best Reader's Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the No. 1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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