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The Elvis Presley Collection

The Elvis Presley Collection

Auction: Saturday 8th September 2012 - starts 3.00pm
Venue: Meadow Mill, Water St, Stockport, SK1 2BX
Viewing: Friday 7th September 11.00am - 6.00pm
and Saturday 8th September 8.30am - 10.30am
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We are accepting offers on unsold lots until Friday 14th September

Auction Highlights...


Elvis Bible sells for £59,000 (including buyer premium)
Lot 345: Elvis Owned Holy Bible given to him in 1957 on his first Christmas at Graceland (estimate £20,000 - £25,000). Elvis Presley's personally owned and used Holy Bible 1957-1977 with Elvis' handwriting, annotations and underlining throughout. This was Elvis Presley's most precious book throughout his life from Christmas 1957 to that final day on 16th August 1977 and he read and wrote in this Holy Bible over many years. This sixteen hundred page bible with Elvis Presley and Holy Bible, embossed in gold on a leather cover was given to Elvis by his uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes Presley as a Christmas gift on December 25th, 1957 at Graceland. The bible contains Elvis' personal annotations throughout its fragile pages. This bible was published by. The John A. Hertel Co., Chicago, IL ©1941.

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The bible is accompanied by a letter of authenticity hand signed from Vester Presley (Vernon Presley's brother) in which he explains when he gave this bible to Elvis for Christmas 1957 and about Elvis' handwriting in it. Also accompanied by a Elvis Presley Museum certificate of authenticity hand signed by Jimmy Velvet, Elvis' friend of twenty two years and the president of the world famous Elvis Presley Museum.

Elvis cufflinks sell for £2,360
Lot 340: Presley personally owned and used cufflinks. This pair of goldtone cufflinks were owned by Elvis Presley and were obtained from Hobart and Bonnie Burnette in 1999. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity hand signed from the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama-Museum before it was sold to Graceland. During the early 1960's Vernon purchased a home 1266 Dolan Dr, which is adjacent to Graceland along the southeastern wall. Elvis had a gate installed so that he could walk from his backyard directly into his father's house. After Elvis' divorce in 1973, Elvis spent more time over there to occasionally escape Graceland and its inhabitants. Elvis would sometimes stay over late into the night talking with his father about the old days, his philosophies about life and his family. After Elvis' death, Vernon moved into Graceland and sold the Dolan home and all its contents to Holbart and Bonnie Burnette who owned the Hickory Log Restaurant across the street from Graceland. The Burnette's delivered food up to the house for the Memphis Mafia and on occasion Elvis and/or Vernon. The owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum purchased many personal items of Elvis and Vernon's from the Burnettes in the summer of 1999. Included in the purchase were many items including: Elvis' acetates, a guitar, pyjamas and other clothing, badges, shoes, and furniture. The Elvis-A-Rama-Museum was later bought by Graceland and retired.

Elvis shoes sell for £6,900
Lot 394: Black Flagg Brothers shoes owned and worn by Elvis. The following information came from the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold it to Graceland. It reads as follows: This pair of black lace up Flagg Brothers shoes belonged to Elvis Presley and were obtained from Hobart and Bonnie Burnette. During the early 1960's Vernon purchased a home 1266 Dolan Dr,which is adjacent to Graceland along the southeastern wall. Elvis had a gate installed so that he could walk from his backyard directly into his father's house. After Elvis' divorce in 1973, Elvis spent more time over there to occasionally escape Graceland and its inhabitants. Elvis would sometimes stay over late into the night talking with his father about the old days, his philosophies about life and his family. After Elvis' death, Vernon moved into Graceland and sold the Dolan home and all its contents to Holbart and Bonnie Burnette who owned the Hickory Log Restaurant across the street from Graceland. The Burnette's delivered food up to the house for the Memphis Mafia and on occasion Elvis or Vernon. I purchased many personal items of Elvis' and Vernon's from the Burnettes in the summer of 1999. Included in the purchase were many items including Elvis' acetates, pyjamas and other clothing, badges, shoes and even some furniture. This item was purchased from the Burnettes and was on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum from 1999-2006. The Elvis-A-Rama Museum was later bought by Graceland and retired.

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Elvis TCB pendant/necklace sells for £4,200
Lot 385: Elvis Presley 14K Gold TCB Pendant Chain/Necklace . This 14K gold TCB pendant chain/necklace is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This necklace appeared on national television in 2003/2004 and was mentioned in a worldwide press release.

This TCB pendant chain/necklace was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The following information came from the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold it to Graceland. “This is an original TCB pendent and chain that Elvis Presley designed with Beverly Hills jeweller Lee Ableser of Schwartz and Ableser's Fine Jewellery. Elvis handed these out to the closest of his friends and Memphis Mafia members”. The logo was later put on everything from his stationery to the tail of the Lisa Marie" jet airplane. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

The above items are just a small sample of the collection with the total sale value reaching over £100,000.

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