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Join Invaluable to Celebrate the “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll™” on the Eve of Elvis’ Birthday with The Auction at Graceland

Elvis’ Gibson Ebony Dove guitar, a handwritten letter from Elvis, an early 1956 signed concert contract and other authentic Elvis artifacts to be offered at auction on Jan. 7, 2016


Wednesday, December 16, 2015 9:00 am EST


"All 126 lots in The Auction at Graceland have been expertly authenticated by the staff of Graceland Authenticated, and we believe this will be the most exciting sale of Elvis artifacts yet"

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the eve of Elvis Presley’s™ Birthday Celebration at Graceland®, bidders will once again have the opportunity to own authentic Elvis artifacts through The Auction at Graceland, with online bidding provided by Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace. The Auction at Graceland is scheduled to take place at 7:00 pm CST on January 7, 2016, and will offer an incredible array of artifacts from the life and career of Elvis Presley. Bidders can view the full catalog on and bid online in real-time during the live auction.

Headlining the auction is Elvis’ Gibson Ebony Dove guitar (estimated at $300,000 - $500,000) from the Aloha from Hawaii concert broadcast via satellite around the world, which was given to a fan in the front row of an Elvis concert on July 24, 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina. The guitar is considered one of the most significant pieces in musical history.

Additional notable lots from the auction include a handwritten letter from Elvis to his pal Alan "Hog Ears" Fortas while he was in the Army (estimated at $30,000 - $50,000), an original recording of the Louisiana Hayride show in which the famous phrase "Elvis has left the building" was first uttered (estimated at $10,000 - $15,000), a classic "TCB" gold necklace that Elvis gifted to his friend and bodyguard Sam Thompson (estimated at $12,000 - $15,000) and a gold-toned microphone and cord used on stage in 1969 at the International Hotel (estimated at $10,000 - $15,00).

“Elvis Presley universally remains one of the most iconic musicians of all time, and we are thrilled to once again work with The Auction at Graceland to offer online bidding on this incredible selection of artifacts from his life,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “Elvis’ legendary Gibson Ebony Dove guitar is one of the most celebrated guitars to ever be offered publicly – and we are pleased to give online bidders around the world the chance to own this incredible piece of history, along with the other Elvis artifacts included in the sale.”

Other highlights being offered by The Auction at Graceland include:

"All 126 lots in The Auction at Graceland have been expertly authenticated by the staff of Graceland Authenticated, and we believe this will be the most exciting sale of Elvis artifacts yet," said Graceland Auctions Managing Director Laura Pickett. “We look forward to working with Invaluable to once again offer online bidding to fans, music collectors and pop culture enthusiasts, and extending the reach of this sale around the world.”

All of the items being offered at auction come from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the Graceland Archives. Each lot in the auction has been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated, the authority in Elvis and pop culture authentication.

To view the catalog and bid online in the upcoming Auction at Graceland through Graceland Auctions, please visit

About Invaluable
Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, features a live online bidding platform that allows collectors and dealers to bid in real-time in auctions held around the world. As the leading developer of SaaS and e-commerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auction houses with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software. Invaluable’s best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @InvaluableLive.

About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including the recently-announced Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel to be built in Memphis, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide, including “Direct from Graceland: Elvis at The O2” in London, and the new “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition” at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle dba Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at Graceland. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit

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Fans will have the opportunity to own authentic Elvis artifacts through The Auction at Graceland, taking place on Jan. 7, 2016, with online bidding available through (Photo: Business Wire).
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Colleen McCormick, 617-746-9825
For coverage of the event please contact:
David Beckwith, 323-845-9836
Kevin Kern, 901-344-3127