Graceland auction bringing Elvis artifacts to market

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The first-ever “Auction at Graceland” will be held Aug. 14 at 8.p.m. EDT at Graceland, during the annual Elvis Week celebration, Aug. 9-17. Among the 72 AuctionImageitems in this inaugural sale are Elvis’ 1976 Cadillac Seville, a Martin D-28 guitar and a Elvis’ copy of the original script for his first film “Love Me Tender.” Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

All of the items featured in the auction are from the private collections of third-party collectors; none are from the Graceland Archives. The artifacts in the archive and the mansion itself are not for sale. The auction also marks the first sale featuring items authenticated by the recently established Graceland Authenticated. The service, which is affiliated with Graceland, offers collectors authentication and appraisal of memorabilia associated with Elvis and Graceland.

In addition, organizers are offering a print auction catalog containing more than 70 pages of photos and details about the auction, and includes bonus replicas of tickets from Elvis’ 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert, and from Elvis’ 1961 concert at Bloch Arena at Pearl Harbor.

For more information on authentication services by Graceland Authenticated, consignment information, and to order the print catalog, call 901-332-3322 or visit www.graceland.com/auction.

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