The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
Please Note: Based on comparison with other identified and dated photos, the location of this concert is most likely the Denver Coliseum on April 8, 1956.
Fans loved seeing the king of rock ‘n’ roll in person and Elvis certainly gave his fans what they wanted. Elvis toured North America from 1954 though 1977, performing over 1,500 concerts in 41 states and 240 cities, many multiple times. While he never toured outside North America, his fan base reached around the globe. He was a true celebrity of epic proportions, so fans everywhere wanted to catch a glimpse or snap a photo of Elvis. The offered original period fan snapshot photos of Elvis on stage are accompanied by a Souvenir Photo Album, a 3-inch (7.62 cm) diameter pinback button with a printed inscription and image of Elvis and two small 7/8-inch (2.22 cm) pinbacks (one reads “Don’t Be Cruel” and one reads “I Like Elvis”). On the reverse of the first photo is written “original 4” and “Elvis Presley,” and on the reverse of the second photo is written “original 5,” “Elvis Presley” and “Elvis.” The photo with the white border measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (8.89 by 2.35 cm), and the second, larger photo measures 4 1/2 by 3 inches (11.43 by 7.62cm). This fan collection is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The photos present with few defects, with edge and corner wear and only minor surface scuffing and creases. The pins exhibit signs of wear and patina from age and use, and the souvenir album has edge wear, but the entire collection is in Excellent condition overall.