Elvis Presley fans from around the world are celebrating would have been the King's 83rd birthday today (January 8th). They were prepared to spend some money this past weekend during to the annual Elvis Presley Birthday Weekend Celebration at Graceland, which, as usual, featured the annual “Auction at Graceland,” with lots of Elvis memorabilia up for grabs.
This year’s auction brought in a lot of dough, with several items going for more than $10,000. Among the high-ticket items sold this year:
- Diamond and platinum ring given to Linda Thompson by Elvis Presley - $27,500
- Elvis’ personal globe-shaped free-standing wooden bar from his Beverly Hills home - $22,500
- Elvis owned 1922 Colt "Police Positive" 32 caliber revolver - $20,000
- 1954 poster for a Presley appearance at "The Eagle's Nest" (one of the earliest known concert performance posters) - $18,750
- Presley's Grand Prix chrome "TCB" sunglasses - $17,500
- RIAA Gold Record for Elvis (the 1968 comeback special) - $17,500
- Presley's leather rocking chair from the Jungle Room at Graceland - $17,500
- RIAA Gold Record for the single "My Way" - $13,750
- Presley signed shirt from his wardrobe that was a grand prize in a 1973 Boy Scouts raffle - $11,250
- Presley owned 14k lavender jade diamond ring (1970's) - $10,000
But not everything up for auction actually sold. Audio interview tapes compiled while Jerry Hopkins wrote his books on The King, were not snapped up.
Source: Vintage Vinyl News