Fans of Elvis Presley will have the opportunity to own a piece of rock and roll history during during the King's 85th birthday celebration. On Jan. 8, Graceland will hold an auction inside The Guest House at Graceland and online at GracelandAuctions.com.
According to Graceland, the auction will feature 288 items from Elvis' personal and professional collection, including clothing, jewelry, autographs, concert memorabilia, Hollywood items and his golf cart.
Per Graceland, all items have been certified by Graceland Authenticated and will be offered from third party collectors. None of the items are from the Graceland Archives. (Everything in the Graceland Archives is owned by Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.)
Several "Graceland Experiences" will also be auctioned off to benefit the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation.
According to the Graceland website, the items in the upcoming auction include the following:
1971 Mathey-Tissot Custom-Made Watch with "ELVIS PRESLEY" on the Bezel - Gifted by Elvis to Memphis Mafia Member Lamar Fike to Commemorate Elvis' "Ten Outstanding Young Men of America" Award - Estimate $10,000-$15,000
1956 RCA "Green Felt" Award to Colonel Tom Parker for Making Elvis Presley's "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" A Million Seller - One of the Earliest RCA Awards to Col. Parker - Estimate $8,000-$12,000
You can view every item available for auction here.
Presley purchased the mansion, located at what is now 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee in 1957.
Each year, the popular tourist attraction hosts a four day celebration in honor of Presley's birthday (Jan. 8) on the first weekend in January. Every summer, Elvis fans from around the world visit Graceland for "Elvis Week," a celebration of The King of Rock 'n' Roll's music, movies and legacy.