The Results of the first ever Elvis Memorabilia Auction held at Graceland
Part of “Elvis Week” 2014 from August 9-17. Thousands of fans visit Memphis every year to mark the anniversary of Presley’s death on August 16, 1977. The items for sale are not part of the Graceland collection but belong to a private Australian collector, Greg Page, a founding member of “The Wiggles” children’s music group.
Greg Page "The Wiggles" Proud and Avid Elvis Memorabilia Collector
Marchese said she had authenticated that every item did indeed belong to Elvis, and the estate might make its own bids. Items for auction include a 1976 maroon/silver Cadillac Seville The last Cadillac purchased and driven by Elvis. 1969 written agreement for the singer to be paid US$100,000 a week for shows at the old International Hotel in Las Vegas. 1975 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar. Highest auction result prices for the top items were
• Elvis' gold and diamond lion's-head pendant, $82,500
• Elvis' 1977 Cadillac Seville, $81,250
• Elvis' opal and diamond ring, $38,750
• Original 1939 Graceland blueprints, $35,000
• 1969 Las Vegas show agreement, $27,500
• Elvis' bullet-ridden shooting target from Graceland Smokehouse, 27,500
Diamond lion's-head pendant Sold $82,500
The piece was worn by Elvis on many occasions, including when he met President Nixon in the Oval Office at The White House.
1977 Cadillac Seville Sold $81,250
Opal Diamond ring Sold $38,750
1939 Blueprint of Graceland Sold $35,000
Bullet-ridden shooting target from Graceland Smokehouse Sold $27,500
Palm Spring Keys Sold $3,375
1958 Military Pass Sold $20,625
"Love Me Tender" Script Elvis' own copy of the original script for the very first Elvis Presley movie, “Love Me Tender.” The script's original title, “The Reno Brothers,” is stamped on the front and spine of the script. That title was passed over because the young singing sensation had a new hit song out "Love Me Tender." That new title is handwritten in blue ink both directly above the stamped original title and in the upper right hand corner. Stamped in the upper left is the message "Please forward to: ELVIS PRESLEY."
1975 Martin D-28 Guitar was gifted by Elvis to his bodyguard Sam Thompson in January of 1977 and comes with a letter of authenticity from Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley.