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Jungleroom76
07-27-2010, 09:33 AM
From ElvisNews.com:

Elvis Presley's white grand piano and a 1955 record contract are going up for auction in Memphis next month.

The piano, which he bought in 1957 and kept at his Graceland home, is expected to fetch more than $1m (645,000).

A contract with RCA Records, signed by Presley, his father and manager, Colonel Tom Parker, is expected to fetch more than $150,000 (97,000).

The 1957 Graceland purchase agreement is among other items for sale at the 14 August auction.

It has an estimated price of $35,000 (22,600) while a four-page handwritten letter to girlfriend Anita Wood from 1958 is expected to fetch $75,000 (48,500).

Other items being auctioned include some gold-framed sunglasses and Presley's address and phone book.

Doug Norwine, of Heritage Auctions, said the piano was "an emotionally-charged prized possession of the King himself".

Presley bought the white Knabe piano from the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis where it had been played by visiting gospel performers.

Last week, instruments said to have been used during Presley's post-mortem examination were withdrawn from a Chicago auction after their authenticity was questioned.

Rubber gloves, a toe tag and other tools had been expected to fetch $14,000 (9,000) at auction in August.

It will be interesting to see how much interest there is in this auction and if the piano sells for anywhere near the $1 million they are estimating. :hmm:

TCB!
Mike

Donut
07-28-2010, 05:36 AM
I wouldn't mind bidding on that letter to Anita. If I had those $75,000, that's it :closedeye

piretos
07-28-2010, 06:00 AM
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I just read about it in a greek newspaper

Diane
07-28-2010, 07:46 AM
I would give almost anything for one of Elvis' pianos....

girl-do
07-28-2010, 08:19 AM
wow amazing i think it will go out for a million it is very very awesome to have a piano of the king. i would love to have it.

piretos
07-28-2010, 09:10 AM
From ElvisNews.com:

Elvis Presley's white grand piano and a 1955 record contract are going up for auction in Memphis next month.

The piano, which he bought in 1957 and kept at his Graceland home, is expected to fetch more than $1m (645,000).

A contract with RCA Records, signed by Presley, his father and manager, Colonel Tom Parker, is expected to fetch more than $150,000 (97,000).

The 1957 Graceland purchase agreement is among other items for sale at the 14 August auction.

It has an estimated price of $35,000 (22,600) while a four-page handwritten letter to girlfriend Anita Wood from 1958 is expected to fetch $75,000 (48,500).

Other items being auctioned include some gold-framed sunglasses and Presley's address and phone book.

Doug Norwine, of Heritage Auctions, said the piano was "an emotionally-charged prized possession of the King himself".

Presley bought the white Knabe piano from the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis where it had been played by visiting gospel performers.

Last week, instruments said to have been used during Presley's post-mortem examination were withdrawn from a Chicago auction after their authenticity was questioned.

Rubber gloves, a toe tag and other tools had been expected to fetch $14,000 (9,000) at auction in August.

It will be interesting to see how much interest there is in this auction and if the piano sells for anywhere near the $1 million they are estimating. :hmm:

TCB!
Mike

This maybe a silly question but why are they selling them?

hounddog
07-29-2010, 04:06 AM
i was wondering the same thing Piretos.

Elvisnow1969
07-29-2010, 11:16 AM
I don't think it will sell for anywhere near 1 mill. The opening bids on MANY of the items are very high. But they might sell.. You'll never know.

Jungleroom76
07-30-2010, 10:52 AM
This maybe a silly question but why are they selling them?

I honestly don't know piretos...that's a good question! :hmm:

Perhaps these are from a personal collection and the person needs the money...there has been no other information that I could find about who these items originally belonged to.

TCB!
Mike

Wendy56
08-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Geeeeeee, Lord! That piano.... *faints*