First-Ever AUCTION AT GRACELAND to Feature Rare Elvis Presley Artifacts, 8/14
Highlights of the rare Elvis Presley artifacts to be included in the first-ever "Auction at Graceland" were announced today, along with registration and catalog ordering details for the auction, which will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central.
Fans and collectors from around the world are expected to participate on site and online for this unprecedented auction, featuring artifacts authenticated by the new Graceland Authenticated. Among the items in the auction are rare and unique artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles and one of the world's biggest and well-known Elvis Presley collectors. Page's items include Elvis' 1976 Cadillac Seville, a Martin D-28 and Elvis' copy of the original script for his first film, "Love Me Tender." All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and 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.
The auction will be held on site at Graceland and powered by LiveAuctioneers for online bidding. Online auction registration and online bidding will start on August 1, 2014, when the full list of auction items and images will be released online. Visit Graceland.com/Auction for a link to the online auction site.
The official print catalog is now available for ordering, featuring over 70 pages includes photos and details of all the auction items, plus two special bonus ticket replicas- one from Elvis' 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert and one from Elvis' 1961 concert at Bloch Arena at Pearl Harbor -- direct from the Graceland Archives. This exclusive catalog offers an up-close look at these special pieces of Elvis history and is a wonderful collector's item. More details on purchasing the catalog and auction registration are available at Graceland.com/Auction.
All of the Items included in the auction have been thoroughly authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, a new Graceland affiliated authentication and appraisal service for collectors and fans. Graceland Authenticated sets a new standard for pop culture authentication and appraisal to ensure pop culture artifact accuracy and provide evaluations of privately owned collections.
Among the 72 items to be included in the August 14th auction, notable items include:
Elvis Presley Signature on Library Card
A signed library card was found by the librarian at the school Elvis attended in Tupelo and this is one of the earliest known signatures from the would be King of Rock 'n' Roll. Once Librarian realized Elvis' fame, she searched through all of the books borrowed from the library by Elvis to find his signature. This example is accompanied by a letter from the archives of Graceland stating that the archives has no full Elvis Presley signature pre-dating the one appearing on the offered library card.