The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Considered to be the recording that gained Elvis recognition as a country music star, “Mystery Train” was ranked #77 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The 45 single of “Mystery Train” was released in August of 1955 by Sun Records with “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” on side B. 

This unplayed single, cataloged as Sun Records 223, comes with its original brown paper sleeve, Sun Records paper logo sleeve and a letter from Cecil Scaife, first-ever promotion manager at Sun Records, confirming the unplayed condition of this original Sun 45. The letter, dated December 13, 2006 and signed 1-12-07, states in part, “The record you now own is from my personal collection and has been in my possession since it came from the pressing plant.” It continues, “The record, ‘Mystery Train,' catalogue number 223, is in the original brown promotional sleeve and the record has never been played. This is among a very limited number of records existing that is actually from the first promo pressing that Elvis and I used while he was touring the circuit.” This treasured piece of history, measuring 7 inches (17.78 cm) in diameter, includes a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The record presents with few defects in the way of a just a few minor scratches. A very well-preserved example. Near Mint condition.
1955 Sun Records 223 Unplayed “File Copy” 45 Single of Elvis Presley’s “Mystery Train”
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,625.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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