Roland received a VERY INTERESTING email this week, regarding an auction of Elvis Presley items. Below is the original email along with a follow up when we asked for more details.
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Hope you’re doing well! My name is Ryan and I’m on the Marketing Team at Invaluable, the premiere online auction marketplace.
On August 13, we’ll be teaming up with Graceland Auctions to auction
off 174 lots of exceptional antique Elvis merchandise making it the
largest and most comprehensive auction yet held on the grounds of
Graceland. Whether you are looking for a stage-worn jumpsuit or a
piece of 1950’s merchandising, a historical document or a rare test
pressing, a TCB necklace or a movie artifact, this auction has
something for you!
I wanted to ask you directly if you were interested in helping
announce the auctions by sharing some information with your readers on
the noteworthy lots being auctioned off. If you’re interested I can
send over some more information on what will be up for auction along
with some photos.
Be sure to let me know as soon as possible - we’d love to have you on
All the best,
FOLLOW UP EMAIL FROM RYAN…
Thanks for your quick response! Glad you’re interested in our upcoming auction
This auction, The Auction At Graceland, starts at 7:00 PM CST on the 13th. Elvis touched the hearts and lives of fans across the globe, and our goal for the Elvis Week 2015 Auction at Graceland was to include artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, written by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career.
Here are a few lots for example:
The offered jacket is one of two created by Sy Devore, noted Hollywood wardrobe designer, for Elvis Presley to wear during this now legendary dance scene with Ann-Margret in the 1964 MGM classic Viva Las Vegas.
Used to promote stops on Elvis Presley’s September 1970 tour, these venue-specific posters are few and far between, especially in such an exemplary state of preservation. In true Colonel style, the upper portion, graced by Elvis’ iconic portrait, was kept purposely generic and was printed on lighter weight paper in greater quantities. These could be used or sold anywhere Elvis was touring.
This rare 1970 promotional photo has been signed by Elvis “To Diane Best Wishes Elvis Presley.” Always the conscientious singer, Elvis saw fit to find the lightest area of the photo leaving a very readable result.
Feel free to check out other Elvis memorabilia and collectibles up for auction on Invaluable.
You can share any of this information, including the pictures attached, on your site or social media. We’re really excited and hope to have you apart of such an exciting event!
Look forward to hearing from you.