Hundreds attend first-ever Elvis Week auction at Graceland - Tucson News Now

Hundreds attend first-ever Elvis Week auction at Graceland

A scarf worn by Elvis is up for auction. (Source: WMC Action News 5) A scarf worn by Elvis is up for auction. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
A seventh grade library card signed by Elvis in Tupelo, Miss. is also up for auction. (Source: WMC Action News 5) A seventh grade library card signed by Elvis in Tupelo, Miss. is also up for auction. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

(WMC) - Some of the biggest Elvis fans gathered at Graceland Thursday night for the first-ever Elvis Week auction.

The unprecedented auction was held at Graceland, featuring a limited number of Elvis artifacts. All of the items have been authenticated by Graceland Authenticated LLC.

It was featured a number of rare and exceptional artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founder of The Wiggles and one of the worlds biggest well-known Elvis collectors.

A library card signature, bling, and an old car were just a few of the hundreds of items up for auction.

"Nothing in the auction comes from the Graceland archives; it's all from a third party," Angie Marchese said.

Marchese has been working with collections like Page's, in order to prepare the authenticated items for auction.

"We're really excited to be able to offer this opportunity, so that we can share Elvis with the world," she said.

The items have been available online since August 1.

"A seventh grade library card, literally out of a book that Elvis checked out in November in Tupelo," Marchese said about the collection. "It's so amazing and one of the earliest first known signatures of Elvis."

The live auction began Thursday at 7 p.m. Bids were accepted both in person and online. To see pictures from the auction, click here.

A "Love Me Tender" movie script went for $11,000. One collector was waiting on a Louisiana State Trooper badge and was prepared to pay $3,500. 

These deep-pocketed fans are among the thousands in town for Elvis Week, and they are pumping millions into the Memphis economy.

Copyright 2014 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.
  • Local newsMore>>

  • Reward for info on death of Tucson man goes up to $2,500

    Reward for info on death of Tucson man goes up to $2,500

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-04-23 05:46:55 GMT
    The reward for information that leads to an arrest is now $2,500 (Source: Tucson News Now).The reward for information that leads to an arrest is now $2,500 (Source: Tucson News Now).

    The reward for information on the death of a Tucson man who was beaten to death outside of a convenience store in 2011 has gone up from $1,000 to $2,500.

    The reward for information on the death of a Tucson man who was beaten to death outside of a convenience store in 2011 has gone up from $1,000 to $2,500, according to the local advocacy and support group Homicide Survivors, Inc.

  • Police: man shot while trying to steal car

    Police: man shot while trying to steal car

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:47:26 GMT

    Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street.

    Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street.

  • DPS responds to motorcycle crash in Cochise County

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:10:05 GMT
    DPS is investigating a serious crash near SR 82 and SR 90DPS is investigating a serious crash near SR 82 and SR 90

    First responders rushed to the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Whetstone. The crash happened near the junction of State Route 82 and State Route 90, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety. In response to an email asking for information, DPS confirmed that it was a serious crash involving a motorcycle and no other vehicles. Return to this story for updates as we learn them. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android ...

    First responders rushed to the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Whetstone. The crash happened near the junction of State Route 82 and State Route 90, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety. In response to an email asking for information, DPS confirmed that it was a serious crash involving a motorcycle and no other vehicles. Return to this story for updates as we learn them. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android ...

Powered by Frankly