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Elvis buyers dig deep at King-size Graceland auction
August 14, 2015 / Graceland  /  Elvis Express Radio
With over 40,000 fans in town for Elvis Week celebrating the life and career of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll 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 third “Auction at Graceland,” which brought over $950,000 this evening.  Presented by
Graceland Auctions, the auction was the largest and most comprehensive auction yet held at the Graceland Archive Studio.  All of the items in the auction were from third-party
collectors and none of the items included in the auction came from the treasured Graceland Archives.

The auction featured 160 rare and unique artifacts expertly authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, including merchandise memorabilia from Elvis’ early career, prized jewelry
pieces and movie costumes.

Highlights included the “TCB” gold and diamond necklace gifted to Sammy Davis Jr. which sold for $40,000 on estimate of $20,000 - $30,000, a Gold Ring with Diamonds and
Tourmaline worn by Elvis and gifted to Linda Thompson sold for $47,500 on estimate of $25,000 - $35,000, Elvis’ racquetball shirt which sold for $32,500 on estimate of $4,000 -
$6,000 and Elvis’ personally-owned and worn custom-made leather and mink coat $27,500 on estimate of $6,000 - $8,000.

Other top items included an Elvis owned Gold Owl-Shaped Ring gifted to a fan from the stage which sold for $32,500 on estimate of $15,000 - $20,000, a 1960s Elvis’ jacket and
leather pants ensemble which sold for $32,500 on estimate $6,000 - $8,000 and a 1962 suit worn by Elvis in “It Happened at the World's Fair” went for $25,000 on estimate of
$20,000 - $30,000.

Below are a few highlights. All of the prices realized include a 25% buyer's premium.

Lot #105: "TCB" Diamond and Gold Necklace Gifted To Sammy Davis Jr. By Elvis Presley = Final Price: $40,000    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Lot #106: 1969 Elvis Presley Handwritten Signed Letter to Gary Pepper Discussing the Inaugural Show = Final price: $6,250.00   Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Lot #117: 1970s Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Large Black Sapphire Ring = Final Price: $20,000   Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Lot #134: Elvis Presley Owned "TCB" Smith & Wesson .38 Caliber Pistol = Final Price: $21,250    Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000

Lot #149: Handwritten Message by Elvis Presley  =  Final Price: $17,500   Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Lot #170: Elvis Presley's Racquetball Shirt  =  Final Price: $32,500   Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

To visit the EPE Auction at Graceland Results
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The next Elvis Auction at Graceland will take place in January 2016 during the annual Elvis Birthday Celebration.  To have an artifact considered for inclusion in future Graceland
Auctions, please email
consignments@graceland.com. For more information about how to submit items for authentication by Graceland Authenticated, please visit