The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2017
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/12/2017

Autograph books became popular in America in the 18th century as a keepsake for notes from schoolmates and friends. These books were eventually replaced by school yearbooks, yet autograph books reemerged when it became a trend to obtain and collect celebrity signatures, a hobby known as philography. Popular autograph subjects included athletes, astronauts, presidents, musicians and movie stars. As autographs become collectibles, their value also increased. As one can imagine, obtaining Elvis’ autograph was highly coveted and offered is an original Elvis Presley autograph book from 1956 whose interior signatures were obtained lovingly over a 30-year period (with signatures as recent as the 1980s).  The pink book with the image of Elvis on the cover used on merchandising from the 1950s contains over 70 signatures, most relating to Elvis’ career, including Sam Phillips, D.J. Fontana (1982), Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins, Roy Acuff, J.D. Sumner, Rufus Thomas, and many others. This incredible collection of autographs in the period Elvis Autograph Book comes with a detailed listing of every one of the more than 70 signatures along with (in many cases) a description of how that person related to Elvis. The autograph book measures 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches (11.43 x 13.97 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The book presents with expected minor wear to the binding, but remains intact. Pages are not toned. Excellent condition.
1956 E.P.E. “Elvis Presley Autograph Book” Filled with Autographs by a Fan Over a 30-Year Period, with Sam Phillips, D.J. Fontana, Scotty Moore Among More than 70 Others
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,750.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
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