Elvis Memorabelia Auction

Just Kids Nostalgia has just opened a public auction a world-class collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia accumulated over many years by a major New York collector. There are almost 500 lots, among which are many of the most sought-after Elvis items known to collectors today. There is something for everyone. Estimates range from just $25 to $5000, with many lots estimated below $100. Elvis fans and collectors the world over will not want to miss this opportunity to add to their collections. The auction will close Tuesday, April 2, 2002. A deluxe color catalog is available for $15, postpaid. It will include estimates and illustrations of every lot and is sure to become an important collectible itself. Collectors may bid on items by mail, phone, or on-line. Full press release: Just Kids Nostalgia (Huntington, NY) has just opened a public auction a world-class collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia accumulated over many years by a major New York collector. According to Ken Farrell, president of Just Kids Nostalgia, this collection is the most important group of Elvis memorabilia to come on the market in many years. "We are looking at almost 500 lots, among which are many of the most sought-after Elvis items known to collectors today," said Farrell. Early 1956 Enterprise items (so named because they carried the official Elvis Presley Enterprises tag-line on their packaging), are represented by many items. Rare clothing and apparel items include boxed pairs of Elvis sneakers and shoes, four different Elvis belts, a very rare pair of red mittens, t-shirts with both crew-neck and boat-neck collars, a scarce gray felt skirt, scarves and a variety of hankies. In short, enough clothes to outfit any well-dressed Elvis fan! Two American-made guitars in their original boxes, plus the elusive British-made Selcol guitar and ukette will be up for grabs. The selection of Elvis jewelry is the finest to be offered in recent memory. Most all are on original cards, and include a rare pair of earrings and the highly regarded guitar brooch. A variety of charm bracelets, necklaces, and dog tags (popular after Elvis joined the Army), all on their original cards, will also be sold . Pillows (four different), bubble gum cards and wrappers, along with the elusive counter display box in which they were sold are sure to attract spirited bidding. A scarce glow-in the-dark photo and a complete set of the so-called "pink" items will also go to the highest bidders. One item that is bound to attract a great deal of attention is the Elvis Presley Game with mint contents. This 1956 board game is considered by knowledgeable collectors to be the rarest personality board game of the post-war era. Another piece that will surely get the attention of Elvis fans and doll collectors around the country is the 16" Elvis doll licensed by EPE in 1957. In its original box and in outstanding mint condition, the doll has a pre-sale estimate of $5000. Not bad for a doll that originally sold for just $3.98! An unused ticket from a 1956 concert, early Christmas cards, a rare illustrated promotional contract sent to potential concert venues by Elvis’ agent, Colonel Parker, and an autographed photo signed by Elvis, along with his backup players Scotty Moore, and Bill Black, plus singer Wanda Jackson round out the material from Elvis’ early years. Elvis’ movie career is well documented in this amazing collection. Every movie in which he appeared is represented in some form, at times with extremely rare items. To start, there is a complete run of press books. From his first movie, Love Me Tender, collectors will compete for a complete set of lobby cards, a z-style 30" x 40" poster, a 7-foot long banner, and two exceedingly rare door panels. Jailhouse Rock fans can choose from an insert, a lobby card set, a half-sheet, and a spectacular window card. A life-size theatre standee from Loving You, would be the centerpiece of any Elvis collection. Posters from popular movies such as G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii and Viva Las Vegas! are all looking for new homes. The Vegas-years are also well represented. Collectors will be able to choose from all of the Elvis hotel menus, including one prepared for his 1969 opening engagement at the International Hotel. There’s also a scarce oversized Captain’s menu from 1973. Lobby displays and various promotional pieces from Vegas and Tahoe round out this portion of the collection. Hundreds of other items will be sold at this important sale. There is truly something for everyone. Estimates range from just $25 to $5000, with many lots estimated below $100. Elvis fans and collectors the world over will not want to miss this unique opportunity to add to their collections. The auction will close Tuesday, April 2, 2002. A deluxe color catalog is available for $15, postpaid. It will include estimates and illustrations of every lot and is sure to become an important collectible itself. Collectors may bid on items by mail, phone, or on-line at justkidsnostalgia.com.
Source: Just Kids Nostalgia / Updated: Mar 17, 2002 

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