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Elvis Presley auction includes item from when ‘The King’ was merely a prince

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In this photo taken March 25, 1961 and provided by the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Elvis Presley performs at the Bloch Arena on the Pearl Harbor Navel base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fifty years ago, Elvis Presley helped raise money and bring attention to help build the USS Arizona Memorial. The King is being asked to deliver one more time. (AP Photo/ Word War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument)AP

Nearly 35 years after his death, a library book checkout card signed by a teen Elvis Presley will be available at auction.

Elvis was 13 when he checked out a copy of “The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers” from Humes High School in Memphis, Tenn., according to the Daily Mail.

The 1948 library card with Elvis’ signature was found by a librarian while discarding old books, according to the paper.

The current bid for the card, which is being sold with a copy of the book, is $2,600, and is expected to grow to at least $4,000 when the Heritage Auction closes on August 14, two days before the 35th anniversary of the singer’s death.

In addition to the library card, other items in the auction include guns, a trench coat and the singing superstar’s pill bottles; one of the pill bottles is cracked, dated 1974, and originally contained Presley’s tetracycline, prescribed by his private physician, according to the New York Times. “Medicine now gone,” the catalog notes, according to the paper.

Elvis died in 1977 at the age of 42.

 

Click for the complete story from the Daily Mail

Click for the Elvis listing from Heritage Auctions

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