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Elvis Presley'' s precious jewelry, clothes sold at Graceland auction

Elvis Presley

 Elvis Presley AP This 1972 file image reveals Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, during a performance.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019|4:14 p.m.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Precious jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related souvenirs have actually been sold at auction in Tennessee.

Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest Home Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Visitor Home is a hotel situated actions from the Graceland house, where the singer resided in Memphis.

Graceland says a red velvet shirt likely worn on phase by Presley at a 1956 show in Tupelo, Mississippi, cost $37,500. A gold and diamond ring that Presley wore on phase and gave to his father cost $30,000. A ring Presley gave to vocalist J.D. Sumner cost $22,500.

A winter ski coat and a “Love Me Tender” theater lobby standee likewise were sold.

Presley died in Memphis in 1977. He was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo.

Private jet as soon as owned by Elvis Presley for sale– again


GWS Auctions, Inc./ AP This undated photo offered by GWS Auctions, Inc. reveals a personal jet once owned by Elvis Presley, on a runway in New Mexico.

Monday, June 18, 2018|1:27 p.m.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– A private jet when owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly 4 years is back on the auction block.

The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velour seats had returned the marketplace after its current owner purchased it last year for $430,000.

A previous auction house says Elvis developed the interior that has gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. However the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and requires a repair of its cockpit.

The plane was owned by Elvis and his dad, Vernon Presley.

It has been independently owned for 36 years and resting on a tarmac in Roswell, New Mexico.

Lindsay Goldstein, a spokesperson for IronPlanet, said the jet is still grounded in Roswell and the existing owner “has not made any changes to this piece of history.”

Images of the plane also reveal the outside in need of repair and seats of the cockpit torn.

A previous owner challenged an auction home’s claim the king of rock ‘n’ roll designed its red velour interior.

Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque (https://goo.gl/GpE3zV) he created the interior himself. McKay said that when he bought the jet, it had a two-toned gray interior and “sort of appeared like a coffin.”

However then-GWS Auctions Inc. spokesperson Carl Carter informed The Associated Press the auction home is confident Elvis created the interior, which pictures reveal has red velour seats and red shag carpet.

IronPlanet likewise is positive Elvis developed its red velvet interior, Goldstein said.

Federal Air travel Administration records show no interior modifications were ever made to the jet, Carter said.

IronPlanet is accepting online quotes for the aircraft until July 27.

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on Jan. 8, 1935, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his moms and dads at age 13. He ended up being a leading figure in the new rockabilly scene by covering tunes initially performed by African-American artists like Big Mom Thornton (” Hound Dog”) and Arthur Crudup (” That’s All Right”).

His intriguing dancing and hit records turned him into among the 20th century’s most identifiable icons. Historians state his music likewise assisted usher in the fall of racial partition.

Elvis was 42 when he died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.

Westgate still holding Elvis Presley products looked for by estate


John Locher/ AP In this April 23, 2015, photo, a female trips an Elvis exhibit on the very first day of “Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition, The Program, The Experience” at Westgate Las Vegas. Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by the casino, a year after the King’s estate submitted a suit to get those prized possessions back.

Thursday, April 20, 2017|2 a.m.

Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and souvenirs are still being held by Westgate Las Vegas, a year after the King’s estate submitted a claim to obtain those belongings back from a brief exhibition.

Westgate Chief Operating Officer Mark Waltrip stated Wednesday that the products– consisting of stage outfits, precious jewelry and letters, among other artifacts from the career, house and wedding of Elvis– stay secured at the gambling establishment site where the now-shuttered “Graceland Provides Elvis” destination as soon as stood.

The dispute stems from the 10-year leasing arrangement that Westgate declares the exhibit defaulted on when it left the off-Strip casino space.

A judge ruled in May 2016 that Elvis Presley Enterprises, which runs the Graceland destination in Memphis, Tennessee, might get them back by posting a $9 million bond while the leasing problem was pending.

All celebrations instead consented to take the case into arbitration. Waltrip said a judge’s decision is anticipated in the next month.

The Presley estate didn’t return calls and emails looking for remark.

Westgate took control of the items in February 2016 when the attraction, which included a museum display, wedding event chapel and theater, closed down. The operator quickly revealed it was stopping, a relocation the gambling establishment suggested was triggered by poor attendance and bad marketing and marketing efforts.

Westgate at the time also said that the exhibition was defaulting on its lease. The casino said it invested countless dollars equipping the space and was holding the products to recoup money owed as part of the leasing contract.

The estate reacted by filing the suit to retrieve the items that it stated Westgate strongly took without a legitimate legal basis.

The tourist attraction was open less than a year however had debuted with great fanfare in the exact same casino where Elvis carried out several hundred shows, back when it was referred to as the Las Vegas Hilton and The International. It was billed as the largest display screen of Elvis memorabilia outside of his well known Graceland.

The Las Vegas destination consisted of a 28,000-square-foot exhibit that featured a turning display screen of Elvis products, including the $1 million-a-year tablecloth agreement that Elvis inked to perform at exactly what is now the Westgate and the two-piece black tunic and single-button black suit that he wore for his first performances there. There was also an Elvis Presley wedding event chapel on site, which was featured on NBC’s “Today Show” when it hosted its first ceremony with the King’s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, as the bride’s surprise matron-of-honor.

Elvis Presley ‘Permanently’ stamp goes on sale today


Jim Weber/ The Office Appeal via AP

Priscilla Presley greets passionate Elvis fans and newlyweds Dawn and Phillip Pratt after a dedication event for the new Elvis Forever stamp, the 2nd postal stamp for the music icon, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Memphis. Mayor AC Wharton, Mayor Mark Luttrell, and Megan Brennan, the USPS Postmaster General, spoke at the unveiling.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015|6:40 p.m.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– The Elvis Presley “Forever” stamp is going on sale soon at post workplaces across the country.

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, joined Postmaster General Megan Brennan at a devotion event Wednesday outside Graceland, Presley’s longtime home in Memphis. Another ceremony is planned Thursday at the Elvis Presley Birth place in Tupelo, Mississippi.

The stamp, a black-and-white image of the young Elvis accompanied by Presley’s trademark in gold ink, is part of the Postal Service’s “Music Icons” series. The Postal Service likewise is exclusively launching “Elvis Presley Forever,” a CD of 18 Presley hits.

Presley was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935, and relocated to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He was 42 when he passed away on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.