Auction of Elvis Presley items set for January

Elvis Presley
Courtesy: ABC News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – More than 60 authentic artifacts related to late singer Elvis Presley are set to be auctioned in Memphis in January.

Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction, scheduled for Jan. 8, will be part of the annual celebration of Presley’s birthday at Graceland, his longtime Memphis home. Bidding will begin online two weeks prior to the live auction at Graceland.com/Auction.

All 68 of the items are from third-party collectors and they have been researched by Graceland’s authenticators.

Among the items being auctioned is an acetate of Presley’s first-ever recording produced at Memphis Recording Service in June 1953. The recording features the songs “My Happiness” on side A and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” on side B.

Presley was 42 when he died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.

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