News createt: 27-06-2012 10:00:00
Elvis auction items bring in big bucks
Elvis items were auctioned off at Julien's Auctions recently.
The most talked about Elvis item, a lock of Elvis hair, brought in $4000. Julien’s describes the lock of Elvis’ hair, saying:
“A plastic vial containing Elvis Presley’s hair clippings as collected by Homer “Gil” Gilleland, Presley’s personal barber. Gilleland began his relationship with the Presleys as Gladys Presley’s hairdresser in the 1950s at Goldsmith’s Department Store. He was introduced to Elvis and became his hairdresser. As he worked with Elvis off and on up through the 1970s, Gilleland kept locks of Presley’s hair, attaching them to business cards and ultimately giving large collections to friends.”
Julien’s was planning to sell Elvis Presley’s crypt, but the sale was cancelled after protests.
The top three Elvis items sold were:
ELVIS' STAR RUBY & DIAMOND RING - Winning bid: 21,250
ELVIS PRESLEY "E.P." NECKLACE - Winning bid: $31,250
ELVIS PRESLEY OWNED MOTORCYCLE JACKET AND PANTS - Winning bid: $41,600