Elvis Presley’s Graceland will be hosting its first-ever auction of Elvis artifacts during Elvis Week 2014 in Memphis this August. This will be the first auction of a limited number of Elvis artifacts authenticated by the archivists. The auction, scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2014, with fans and private collectors from around the world expected to participate onsite and online. Graceland also announced the launch of Graceland Authentication, a new professional service for private Elvis Presley collectors, who can now have their artifacts authenticated and appraised by the highly-experienced archive staff at Graceland.
The Elvis Week auction will feature a number of rare and exceptional artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles and one of the world’s biggest and well-known Elvis Presley collectors, as well as items from other private collectors. Graceland’s authentication process for the auction will set a new “Gold Standard” for pop culture artifact authentication, ensuring that every Elvis item is the real thing. All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale.
For more information on how to submit items for consideration for authentication services by Graceland Authentication, and for consideration of items to be included in the first-ever Elvis Week 2014 auction, please visit Graceland.com/Auction and sign up to receive updates via email, along with upcoming details on Graceland Authentication service and auction fees.