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07-22-2010, 04:33 AM
Autopsy tools for auction


I am completely appalled.

07-22-2010, 05:51 AM
That's about as low as you can get. What real Elvis fan would bid on this?

07-22-2010, 07:37 AM
I can't imagine anyone wanting anything like that - Elvis fan or not.


07-22-2010, 07:59 AM
i agree about this auction I find them personally distasteful. it came in this morning in my Elvis google news alerts. But i can see a doctor, embalmer, funeral director or someone who collects those sort of instruments buying these items.

07-22-2010, 12:57 PM
As well as finding it a morbid auction I doubt some of those tools were used only on him, but the Elvis world is a strange one, so I guess someone will buy them...

07-22-2010, 05:48 PM
If A So Called Elvis Fan..Buys This He Is A Piece Of Dirt...And Not A True Fan


john carpenter
07-22-2010, 06:45 PM
What is wrong with People? They are selling Morbid crap like this? I hope no one buys it. I know for a fact tcb members are true Elvis fans..It makes us Sick!!! Right Friends?

07-22-2010, 06:59 PM
I sent them an email complaining. Doubt it'll do any good. But, I can try.
5 years ago one of the morticians wives tried to sell a pillow from the casket . It didn't sell.

07-22-2010, 07:27 PM
Honestly, I have to say I'm surprised it took them this long to auction off this stuff... :doh:

Considering the rarity (and morbidity) of these items, I'm sure someone out there will bid on them. It'll be interesting to see how much they fetch if they do sell! :hmm:


07-22-2010, 09:56 PM
This world is becoming an even stranger place by the day.... this kind of thing is probably best just ignored for the twisted rubbish that it really is.Very poor taste(n)

07-22-2010, 11:29 PM
Such lack of taste and ethics(n)

07-23-2010, 09:13 AM
This was in Commercial Appeal tonight:


07-23-2010, 10:59 AM
It seems someone has been left without $14,000 ;)

07-23-2010, 04:06 PM
Thank God they were removed. They should destroy them as soon as possible!

07-23-2010, 05:31 PM

Jumpsuit Junkie
07-23-2010, 05:47 PM
There is seriously no depths people won't dig to bring the Elvis world to a new low....

07-23-2010, 06:03 PM
There is seriously no depths people won't dig to bring the Elvis world to a new low....

Not sure how anyone could authenitcate them any way?? People are nuts to go to this extent!

Jumpsuit Junkie
07-23-2010, 06:41 PM
Not sure how anyone could authenticate them any way?? People are nuts to go to this extent!

The problem is these weirdo's thought that this was a viable proposition! The sad thing is someone Would or will buy these grizzly items irrespective of 100% proof authentication.

07-24-2010, 01:44 AM
sanity prevails

from www.elvisinfonet.com

Alleged Elvis embalming tools removed from auction: An array of surgical and other instruments allegedly used in the 1977 embalming of Elvis Presley was withdrawn Thursday from a planned auction after Memphis Funeral Home objected to the auction of property taken without the funeral home's consent.

Funeral home president E.C. Daves said the instruments were taken by an embalmer who kept them for more than 30 years before offering them for sale through Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. The auction is scheduled Aug. 12 and the Elvis items were in two lots valued by the auction house at $8,000 and $6,000.

Daves said the authenticity of the items still is in question. He said the retired embalmer, in his 80s, claimed to have taken the items after Presley's embalming the night of Aug. 16, 1977. But Daves said another employee told him that those instruments had been sterilized and were used again.

"There's no way to tell whether (the auction items) are authentic," he said.

Daves said the retired embalmer and his son, who handled negotiations with the auction house, agreed to withdraw the items. He said the funeral home plans no legal reprisals if the items are returned.

Auction house owner Leslie Hindman was less final. In an e-mail, she said, "We are in discussions with all parties."

Daves said the funeral home is awaiting word from the Elvis Presley estate on its preferences. The items could be donated to a funeral history museum in Houston.

"Or we could destroy them," Daves said. "We're not going to do anything until the Presley estate agrees with it."

A Graceland spokesman declined to comment. (News, Source: Michael Lollar, The Commercial Appeal)