Want a piece of the (peanut butter and banana) pie? For Elvis enthusiasts out there, this is one shopping spree you don’t want to miss.
The first-ever “Auction at Graceland,” taking place on Thursday, August 14th, is set to unveil rare Elvis Presley memorabilia for fans to purchase online. The New York Times is reporting that the lot includes the earliest known signature of the King, found on a library card he signed as a student in Tupelo, Mississippi at age 13. The news site also adds the card was previously sold in 2012 for $7,500.
Don’t need another Presley autograph on your mantle? No problem. The auction also highlights a 1976 maroon and silver Cadillac Seville from his personal collection, as well as the last Caddy he drove. The New York Times adds that the Seville is “not one of the more than 200 Cadillacs that Presley bought for family and friends (and occasionally for strangers)."
Potential buyers can also attempt to snag Presley’s script for his first film, titled “Love Me Tender,” as well as the 18-karat gold lion mask pendent — featuring 24 diamonds, two emeralds and a ruby — he wore to meet President Richard Nixon at the White House in 1970. The entire auction listing, over 70 pages, is currently available for purchase at Graceland’s website.
“The auction will be held on-site at Graceland and powered by LiveAuctioneers for online bidding,” says Graceland.com. “Online auction registration and online bidding will start on August 1, 2014, when the full list of auction items and images will be released online."
“All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland Archives,” the site adds. “The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by (daughter) Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale.”
But seriously, where else can you buy Presley’s childhood autograph, prized jewels, or even one of his cars? (All authenticated, of course.)
The legendary singer passed away on August 16, 1977, at age 42.