MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(GCBusiness)–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 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.