Elvis Presley's U.S. army uniform, complete with the stain where he lent against a newly painted window, is up for sale and could fetch 25,000 pounds ($36,000), auctioneers said on Monday. The uniform dress jacket was issued to the late king of rock 'n' roll in the United States for his posting to Germany. During the press conference arranged for his arrival in Germany in October 1958, Elvis leant against a window and coated the jacket arm in fresh paint. He was swiftly issued with a new jacket and a lucky member of the painting crew kept the stained one as a souvenir. The jacket, now owned by diehard British Elvis fan Johnny Earle, is the star item at a pop and entertainment auction being staged on Wednesday in London by auctioneers Bonhams and Brooks.
Source: Reuters / Updated: Nov 6, 2000