Elvis fans rock 'n' roll over memorabilia
One fan paid a staggering $96,800 for two of the King’s shirts at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, more than 12 times the expected selling price. John Urso of Inverness, Ill., a Presley fan since childhood, competed with four phone bidders for 10 minutes he became the happy owner of the shirts. He said the purchase was “worth every penny” and plans to display the shirts alongside signed albums and photos.
A pair of sweat-stained concern-worn scarves sold for $2,318. A lock of Elvis’ hair was a bargain at $18,300. Only a pastel portrait of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding day failed to sell.
The memorabilia once owned by fan club president Gary Pepper was said by enthusiasts to be one of the most important collections to emerge since the singer’s death.
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