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News createt: 30-01-2013 09:00:00

Red Elvis Christmas Album Offered for $30,000

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In 1957, an engineer at the RCA plant in New Jersey where "Elvis' Christmas Album" was being pressed made himself a very special souvenir. He used the red vinyl normally reserved for classical albums to press a copy of the new Elvis Presley record.

Four decades later, the red record made its way from that retiring engineer to a dealer, who auctioned it to the present owner for a record sum.

That album (and its documentation, including a signed affidavit from the original owner and his 1957 W-2s from the RCA plant) has been put on sale on eBay by the owner, the Rev. Steven Banas, with a buy-it-now price of $29,999.99. The sale is scheduled to end at 3:30 p.m. EST Thursday.