Courtesy of http://www.Graceland.com comes this news:
Graceland Auctions is Pleased to Announce Upcoming Elvis Presley Auctions
Elvis Presley Artifacts Auction – At The Guest House at Graceland
The upcoming auction event is part of the annual Elvis week tributes and is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13th in The Guest House theater. Don’t miss out on this special event.
Auction Date: August 13, 2019
Consignment Deadline (Date by which artifacts must be received): May 1, 2019
If you are interested in having your artifact authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, please visit http://www.gracelandauthenticated.com.
From http://www.Graceland.com comes the news of another cool auction.
The direct link, with photos, are https://www.graceland.com/graceland-auctions
And if you don’t checkout the link here is the info
Auction after auction, record prices are being set by Graceland Auctions for Elvis Presley personally owned and worn clothing, stage and screen worn clothing, gifted jewelry and accessories, acetates, RCA Awards, personal artifacts and autographs and this January 8th Auction at Graceland was no exception!
Through our partnership with Graceland Authenticated, our auctions maintain an unprecedented level of credibility enabling us to provide the industry with the highest level of artifact authenticity. Our unwavering dedication provides access to an auction marketplace, driven by the trust of our bidders, that produces the highest prices realized, time and again. Consignors experience a level of personal service and maximized returns they simply can’t achieve elsewhere.
Fans and collectors came together this January to celebrate the birthday of Elvis by raising their paddles to bid on an amazing array of over 230 artifacts in the auction making the tenth Auction at Graceland an overwhelming success!
Graceland Auctions was also honored to offer a selection of “Experiences at Graceland” that will benefit the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation.
In addition to the fortunate bidders of these special, on-of-a-kind Graceland adventures, dozens of lucky bidders were successful in collecting treasured pieces of Elvis history in order to preserve the legacy of the king for years to come.
Among the 233 items offered in the January 8 auction, auction highlights include:
Custom made Red Velvet Shirt Likely Worn on Stage for the 1956 Evening Show of Elvis’ famous September 1956 Show in Tupelo, Mississippi, Sold for $37,500
Elvis Presley Owned and Stage Worn Gold Ring Gifted to Vernon Presley After a Concert, Sold for $30,000
Elvis owned Diamond and Gold Ring that he gave to J.D. Sumner, Sold for $22,500
Elvis Presley Owned and Stage Used ElectroVoice Microphone, Sold for $17,500
Elvis’ Turquoise and Silver Ring, Sold for $11,875
1956 “Love Me Tender” Theater Lobby Standee, a Rare Movie Artifact, Sold for $11,250
Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Royal Blue Winter Ski Jacket, Sold for $10,625
A Pair of 1955 Color Slides of Elvis Performing in Austin, Texas for the Louisiana Hayride Tour, Sold for $10,000
Elvis – October 9th through the years
This show is the first one of the tour with Johnny Cash,
Wanda Jackson and Porter Wagner in “Cherry Springs Dance Hall”
Cherry Spring, Texas.
Elvis paid his dentist $150 for plastic inserts for his upper anterior
At home for the first time in 7 months Elvis purchased a 1966 Olds
Toronado and 3 days later he bought a 1966 Electric Glide
Harley-Davidson for $1,941.25 from Taylor Harley Davidson Sales.
He liked to ride on his new bike around Graceland grounds.
Principal photography on Stay Away Joe began.
Elvis bought a black 1971 Stutz Blackhawk from Jules Meyers Pontiac
in Los Angeles and turned it over to George Barris for customizing.
According to Barris, the car, first of its kind in Los Angeles,
was meant to be for Frank Sinatra, but Elvis managed to talk Meyers
into selling the car to him
Elvis was in Los Angeles, where the divorce was finalized at
the County Superior Courthouse in Santa Monica.
The custody of Lisa – Marie was shared and gave Priscilla a
cash payment of $725,000. She would get $4,200 each month for
spousal support for a year, plus $6,000 a month for 10 years,
plus $4,000 a month in child support.
As for the sale of the Hillcrest house she would get half.
After a short hearing, only 20 minutes, Elvis and Priscilla
came out of the court walking hand in hand.
Elvis performed at the Expo Center, Abilene, Kansas at 8:30 p.m.
The crowd was 8604 and Elvis wore “Blue Swirl” suit with original belt.
After this show Elvis flew to Lake Tahoe. The 15th day tour left
Elvis and the Colonel with $960,000 to divide.
Milo High, the personal pilot of Elvis, flew his boss and 8 others
to Dallas and back.
Since Microsoft Office 365 with Share point, who the site was custom built upon for decades, stopped hosting websites we have had to build the website from scratch.
It appears that the new site of http://www.ElvisCollector.info will be through beta testing this September 2018. At which time we will surely let you know.
Courtesy of Graceland comes the January 6 2018 auction – here is the link: http://auction.graceland.com/catalog.aspx
ELVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2018
Join us January 5-8, 2018, for the Elvis Birthday Celebration!
The 2018 Elvis Birthday Celebration will feature special events and guests, as well as the annual Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony.
Click here to learn more about the Elvis Birthday Celebration.
In the life of Elvis Presley there is one person whose story, dating back to Elvis’ high school days in Humes High School in Memphis, about Red West entering a bathroom and finding Elvis against a wall and some students threatening to cut Elvis’ hair and then Red West said, and he was known as a tough guy and a football player, the infamous words of “if you cut his hair then you are going to have to cut mine and that will be a different story”. It is important to know that this was way before Elvis was known outside of his family but his style of dress, and his long hair, stood out. Needless to say, the boys left and Elvis thanked Red and the two became friends over three decades.
It is with a great, and eternal, sadness that we learned that Red West died on July 18, 2017 after suffering an aortic aneurysm at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was 81 years old. His death occurred less than two months after the death of his cousin Sonny West whose friendship with Elvis mirrored Red’s as Sonny worked with, and was a close friend of, Elvis for three decades also.
While we strive to make this blog, along with our other blogs and our primary international award winning Elvis Presley website of http://www.ElvisCollector.info that is designated by Graceland as an Official Elvis Presley Fan Club, informative and “light” we also put a premium on facts and sadly it is a fact that Red West died.
Our hearts, prayers, and thoughts will remain with those who were related to, loved by, friends of, worked with, etc. Red West. I can’t help but pause, in sadness as I am writing this, to reflect that in the past months (i.e. in 2017) three of Elvis’ beloved friends have died being Red West, Sonny West, and Marty Lacker. The same sentiment, and prayers, go out to all of their families/loved ones as well.
We hope our next post, and others to follow, will not be of sadness.
I want to thank the (literally) thousands of visitors to the combination of this blog, http://www.ElvisCollector.info, other blogs, http://www.ElvisCollectorWorldwidefreeforums.org (100% free Elvis Presley forum in beta testing phase but we invite you to join and enjoy), emails, letters, cards, etc. pertaining to my battle with cancer these seven years. I have always said that Elvis fans are the most loyal, informed, passionate, etc. and over these past six decades I continue to see, and hear, so many kind words/posts/etc.
Lastly, I have never (nor do I plan to) monetized my relationship, collections, knowledge, friendships, etc. pertaining to Elvis. This is also true to those who are related to Elvis, worked with Elvis, close friends with Elvis, wrote about Elvis, etc.. Though for all intents and purposes I am, and have been for approximately six decades, an expert about the life of Elvis Presley onstage and off my knowledge pales when it comes to others who knew Elvis throughout his life and (thankfully) have shared their memories, photographs, audio files, recordings, firsthand accounts, videos, etc.
Take care and may God bless you and yours throughout your lives.
Elvis loved cars. He loved motorcycles. He loved anything that could go fast and Elvis loved the thrill of speed. Of scaring those on the back of his motorcycle(s)/ three wheelers.
Courtesy of YouTube comes the complete restoration of one of Elvis’ cars being the 507 BMW.