The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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The Sun 45s were pressed by Plastic Products, Inc of Memphis, Tennessee, and Sun would return any unusable pressings to them. This practice was common, since Plastic Products recycled old pressings and the process was not without defective pressings. Sun Records released the single of “Mystery Train” in August of 1955 with “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” on side B. Later that year, in November of 1955, RCA Victor purchased the master records from Sun and released “Mystery Train” again that month, followed by the release of the additional four Sun singles in December of 1955. “Mystery Train” is considered to be the recording that gained Elvis recognition as a country music star and was ranked #77 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The offered Sun Records single 45 for “Mystery Train” (223) contains matrix numbers which appear in the dead wax areas, with “45-U-156x 20” on side A and “45-U-157x 20” marked on side B. This treasured piece of history, measuring 7 inches (17.78 cm) in diameter, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The record shows signs of moderate wear with a few scratches and scuff. The Sun labels maintain their bright bold colors and the matrix numbers appear in the dead wax areas, with “45-U-156x 20” on side A and “45-U-157x 20” marked on side B. Excellent to Mint condition.
1955 Sun Records 223 45 Single of Elvis Presley’s “Mystery Train”
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,062.50
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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