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Elvis Presley’s first recording sells for $240,000

Written by admin on January 9, 2015 – 5:38 am -

The acetate of Elvis Presley’s first recording, “My Happiness,” has sold for $240,000 at an auction held at Graceland in Memphis.

The acetate was the star lot in the auction, which was held to celebrate what would have been Elvis’ 80th birthday.

Elvis Presley - My Happiness acetate auction

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Graceland hosts Elvis auction

Written by admin on August 15, 2014 – 6:18 pm -

Thousands of fans have been in Memphis over the past week to celebrate Elvis Presley’s life, 37 years after he died at Graceland. One of the highlights of this year’s Elvis Week was the first ever Elvis auction at the Graceland Archive Studio on Thursday.

All items were from third party sellers, including rare artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles®. The biggest seller was a gemstone, diamond and gold lion mask pendant that was worn often by Elvis, including during his visit with President Nixon at The White House ($67,000). An opal and diamond ring purchased by Elvis for Ginger Alden in 1976 also attracted big money ($31,000).

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