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Elvis Presley triple signed 1970 RCA photo program

 

 

Exceptional RCA Records souvenir photo album from 1970, twenty pages, 8.5 x 11, full of great images of Presley from throughout his career, signed three times in black ballpoint: signed once on the front cover, “Elvis Presley”; signed and inscribed on the back cover, “To Sandy, from Elvis Presley”; and signed and inscribed on the opposing side in the same manner. In fine condition, with a diagonal crease at the top (most noticeable on the front cover). Accompanied by a photo of Presley signing this while sitting in his car. A desirable item boasting three signed color images of the King. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL.

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Posted by on February 21, 2015 in Elvis Presley

 

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Elvis Presley Signed Publicity Photo 1956

Vintage 8 x 10 publicity photo of Elvis playing his guitar on stage, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Yours, Elvis Presley.” This signature was obtained at a Presley tour stop in Omaha, Nebraska, in May of 1956. Accompanied by 16 original glossy candid snapshots from the event, including several of the woman for whom the photo was signed, one of her posing with Elvis, and two of her with Presley’s guitar. Other photos include Presley posing backstage with other women and two of Elvis and his band on stage. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases to image side, and some mild toning to edges of reverse. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 11, 2014 in Elvis Presley

 

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Elvis Presley personally worn 1970s custom aviators

Elvis Presley’s personally-owned and -worn custom glasses with nonprescription lenses. The aviator-style glasses feature black plastic frames with his initials, “EP,” prominently set in the bridge and the famous lighting bolt “TCB” emblems on the temples, representing his ‘Taking Care of Business’ band. The black plastic earpieces are impressed with “Polaroid 8804” and “Holland.” In fine condition, with light general wear. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Elvis Presley’s bodyguard Dave Hebler. In part: “One day (1975), Elvis, Linda and I went from Memphis to Dallas to look at the restoration progress on Elvis’ latest airplane—‘The Lisa Marie’…I asked him why he wasn’t wearing the chrome aviators and he said he needed a change of pace. I told him I thought so too and with that he tossed them at me and said, ‘I needed the change of pace’…The sunglasses…are the custom pair of black aviator sunglasses that I received from Elvis on that day.” Also accompanied by a letter of provenance from The EP Archives, stating: “I have seen both chrome and gold sunglasses but this is the only pair of black ones known to exist.” An exceptional piece of pop cultural history embodying Elvis’s iconic look. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Elvis Presley

 

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Elvis Presley personally-owned Flite King Riot Model K-10 12 ga

Elvis Presley’s personally-owned Flite King Riot Model K-10, 12 ga., no serial number (manufactured before 1968), 20″ barrel, fine bore. Pump-action shotgun features a pistol grip and front bead sight. Gun has been customized by Presley with his initials and lightning bolts on both sides of the receiver, and his TCB—Taking Care of Business—monogram and lightning bolts on both sides of the stock. In fine condition, with some light surface scratches to the stock and some light wear and chipping to portions of the gold appliques. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Jimmy Velvet of the Elvis Presley Museum, which reads, in full: “Elvis Presley personalized TCB shotgun. Flite King riot model K-10 high standard shotgun, with initials ‘EP’ on either side of the shotgun. This was the personal property of Elvis Presley.”

An avid gun collector, Presley amassed many firearms by the time of his death in 1977. He shared this affinity with his friends, gifting a Walther PPK to Hawaii Five-O’s Jack Lord, and famously presenting President Richard Nixon a nickel-plated Colt .45 in exchange for a badge from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Although an enthusiast, the ‘King’s’ careless handling of firearms is also widely known, including an instance of shooting a television when Robert Goulet appeared on screen. This shotgun is particularly attractive, as it incorporates the name of Presley’s band and motto ‘Taking Care of Business,’ with the same logo used on Presley’s jewelry and touring plane. Presley’s firearms are seldom offered for sale at auction, and when they are, they routinely outsell almost all other Presley-owned or -used memorabilia. This transfers as a modern firearm. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Elvis Presley

 

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Elvis Presley Signed Choice 1957 Concert Program Portrait

Handsome vintage image of Presley glancing over his shoulder, surrounded by a border of guitars, musical notes, and hearts, taken from the inside of one of Presley’s 1957 Photo Folios, nicely signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the widow of Jerry Ledford, Elvis’s Second Lieutenant while at Fort Hood, stating that her husband was in the Army and assigned to basic training at Fort Hood at the same time Elvis was there, and that he occasionally helped to ‘smuggle’ Elvis off of the base in an effort to evade fans and paparazzi; near the end of his training, Elvis signed pages of a souvenir photo booklet for them. This was Presley’s third concert program, used to heavily promote Jailhouse Rock, and is considered quite rare, as he greatly reduced his touring schedule from that of the previous year. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Elvis Presley 1976 Stage Used Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

Presley’s stage-used 1976 NBN limited edition #0014 mahogany acoustic guitar, briefly played during his April 23, 1976, concert at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver. He had received the guitar as a gift from two of the owners of NBN during a trip to Vail, Colorado, on January 8, 1976. The gorgeous six-string guitar has 21 frets, a dark pickguard, gold Grover tuners, and an intricate mother of pearl inlay decorating the frets, neck, base, and trim. There is some crazing to the guitar’s finish, a few trivial cracks to trim, and the high E string is broken. Elvis’s chipped off-white Fender guitar pick and the original hardshell case are also included.

Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from Al Strada, dated August 18, 1979, in part: “This Guitar was given to Elvis Presley, as a gift, in Vail, Colorado, while vacationing there in 1976. The Guitar was later used, by Elvis, at a Denver Concert in 1976,” as well as a letter of provenance from Joe Esposito, describing its history, in part: “Some of the people present when the guitar was presented was, Joe Esposito, Al Strada, Billy Smith, Marty Lacker, Jerry Schilling and Linda Thompson…These NBN guitars were handmade and the manufacturer made only five or six per year. This guitar was given to Elvis’ chief of security, Al Strada. The guitar was sold to a gentleman in Oklahoma who in turn sold it to Jimmy Velvet’s Elvis Presley Museum in Memphis, Tennessee in 1982.” Also accompanied by certificates of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum for the guitar and original hardshell case. Though the abundant provenance confirms the guitar was briefly played at the Denver concert, likely due to Elvis’s utilizing multiple instruments during the show, we were unable to locate an image of him with this particular instrument. Oversized. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Elvis Presley

 

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Elvis Presley personally owned antique cross

Presley’s personally-owned antique cross, which he kept above his bed in the mid-1950s. Wooden cross is inlaid into silver, then gold-plated, and measures 3.25″ long, with a small hoop at the top for a chain. Cross was given by Presley to his long-time friend and confidant Judy Spreckels, who shared a unique and intimate brother-sister relationship with Presley during the early days of his career. Cross is accompanied by a letter from Spreckels which reads, in part: “The antique cross was a gift to me from Elvis when he was leaving Beverly Hills for a train trip home to Memphis. I have treasured it since that day 47 years ago…Elvis gave me the cross I always kept adhered to the wall…He had it in his bedroom at the hotel, and he knew I liked it so he gave it to me.” In fine condition, with much of the plating worn off revealing the silver underneath. A deeply personal gift to an early trusted companion. RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

Bidding for the Marvels of Modern Music Auction opens Mar 13, 2014 & ends Mar 20, 2014

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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Elvis Presley

 

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