Elvis Auctions - Guide to Elvis Auctions - Highest Price for Elvis Collectables Sold at Auction
Items owned by Elvis Presley that have sold at Auction
Elvis Cigar Stub, Elvis White Piano, Elvis' Hair, Dr Nick Medical Bag
Elvis Handwritten Note, Elvis Backstage Pass, Elvis Toy Guitar
An acetate recording of the ballad “My Happiness” the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, sold at auction for $300,000. An undisclosed Internet buyer placed the winning bid at Graceland, that was Presley’s home. The auction was held on what would have been the late singer’s 80th birthday.
The 78 rpm record, with its tattered yellow label, sold for $240,000. But the total buyer’s price includes a premium of 25 percent, or $60,000, that goes to the auction house, Graceland Auctions. Bidding for the record started at $50,000.
Other items at auction included concert scarves worn by Presley gold necklaces with the initials TCB (Taking Care of Business) prescription sunglasses made for Presley, and his first driver’s license.
But the big prize was the “My Happiness” record, which is highly valued because of its place in rock n roll history. The acetate is in original condition and the record is playable. Presley recorded the song in 1953 at Sun Records, the Memphis studio operated by Sam Phillips. Presley, then 18, paid $4 for the recording. As the story goes, Presley – whose family did not have a record player left Sun and went to the home of friend Ed Leek to listen to it. But Presley left the record at Leek’s house. Leek kept the record in a safe for six decades. After he and his wife died, their niece Lorisa Hilburn inherited it. Hilburn, of Rockledge, Florida, contacted Graceland, and it was offered for auction.
Accompanied by a letter of provenance from his close friend Charlie Hodge (whom he gifted the boots to), and a photograph of Elvis in the same, or very similar, boots. Also comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity. No buyer's premium. Starting Price $6000
Special auction, starting Wednesday April 24 2013 will feature celebrity owned and worn shoes from Elvis Presley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Sammy Davis, Jr & Miley Cyrus
Elvis Presley owned and worn brown leather boots. Boots were made by Verde. Good condition. Slight wear. Elvis wore these boots during the summer of 1969 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis's performance at the the famed hotel marked his first live performance in 8 years after taking a break from music to focus on his movie career. Known as the "King of Rock and Roll," Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. Nominated for 14 Grammys, won three and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36.
Elvis Presley's grand piano sold for
1 Million Dollars at Auction
Elvis Presley White Knabe grand piano and bench was a fixture in Graceland between 1957 and 1969 Elvis Presley's grand piano sold for 1 million at Auction. The piano is the featured item of an amazing collection of Elvis memorabilia being sold by Heritage Auctions of Memphis, Tennessee.
Elvis Auction: Medical Bag was used by Elvis Presley’s personal physician, George Nichopoulos better known as Dr. Nick for making house calls to Graceland. It will be accompanied by a photo of Dr. Nick about to board Elvis’s plane (Sold for US$4,000)
Elvis Presley’s desk & chair made by his Uncle Vester Presley Sold for $3,700
Elvis’s personal copy of "The Prophet" with hand notations $8,000
Elvis Handwritten Note to Charles Hodge Sold for $3,00
Elvis Backstage Passes Sold at Auction $15,000
Note written on Elvis Presley note paper. Reads "Be gentle in matters of love. Strong as lions in matters of Honor! TCB Karate with two fists E.P." With corrections and a lightning bolt. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Charlie Hodge. Sold for $3,000
This card was sent to Ali. The gold badges were designed by Presley and custom made by Apollo Designs in LA and given to the Memphis Mafia to obtain backstage access at Elvis shows. Aa letter from Joe Esposito Sold for $15,000
Plastic vial of Elvis Presley's hair collected by barber, Homer Gilleland. Gilleland began his relationship when he became Gladys Presley's hairdresser. Locks of Elvis' hair sold for $8,000
Elvis Presley Hair Styles
Elvis Cigar Stub Sold at Auction
Elvis Toy Guitar produced in the 50s
originally sold for $29.95
today sells for $3,000