ELVIS PRESLEY Items Featured at Rock 'N' Roll Auction Today

Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that the King of Rock and Roll has not left the building; he's at their Rock 'N' Roll auction today, December 18. The highly coveted items of Elvis Presley are detailed below.

Elvis Presley's custom-made diamond and platinum wedding ring for his marriage to Priscilla Ann Beaulieu. They married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday, May 1, 1967. It is estimated to sell for $80,000 - $120,000.

Elvis Presley's Martin D-28 stage-used guitar with photographs and video. During the 1970s Elvis played this Martin D-28 guitar (serial number 296978) on and off stage. This guitar was given by Elvis to Norman Taurog at Elvis' Beverly Hills home in the 1970s. It comes with a signed letter of authenticity by Norman's son, Jonathan Taurog, and a DVD of a home movie shot by Elvis' record producer, Felton Jarvis, showing Elvis playing this guitar on stage during a concert. Also included are ten color photographs documenting Elvis playing this guitar on stage. It is estimated to sell for $40,000 - $60,000.

Elvis Presley's ornate stage-worn belt. This is Elvis Presley's custom made concert-worn costume belt worn with his black "Conquistador" jumpsuit in his November 1972 performance in Hawaii. It is estimated to sell for $20,000 - $30,000.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley 1972 Marital Termination Agreement signed by both. The document stresses the fact that, "the parties wish to avoid unnecessary litigation and the emotional stress and expense which would accompany same, and to resolve the matters of child custody, child support and to forever, finally and completely settle all their rights to spousal support...this Marital Settlement Agreement is intended to be a final, binding and non-modifiable agreement between the parties." It is expected to sell for $15,000 - $20,000.

A 1956 Elvis Presley handwritten signed letter to a fan written just a week after recording "Heartbreak Hotel." Elvis Presley has handwritten in blue pen, in full: "January 18, 1956 / Hello Caroline / Thanks loads for your flattering letter. I've just come back from cutting my next record in Nashville. It will be released Jan 30th after my first appearance on Jackie Gleason's TV show - the 28th. I'll probably sing one side of the new release then. I don't think Bob [Bob Neal of the William Morris Agency] has me booked for Grand Ole Opry for a long time yet. If you'll send 25c I'll be glad to autograph and mail you a picture as soon as a fresh supply arrives. Have lots of mail to answer so - bye for now - Elvis Presley" It is estimated to sell for $15,000 - $20,000.

Elvis Presley signature custom made "TCB" gold sunglasses. The gold letters "TCB" boldly ornament the temple stems on both sides. "TCB," stands for taking care of business, a personal motto Presley adopted in the early 1970s. They are estimated to sell for $10,000 - $15,000.


Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world's largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph "Joe" Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); Steve McQueen's "Michael Delaney" racing suit from Le Mans ($960,000); From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe "Subway" Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena is the star of Hollywood Treasure, which just ended its second season on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia. For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com

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