The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2015
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The offered Elvis Presley doll is not only incredibly rare, but this example is in unbelievably excellent condition still in its original box. The Elvis doll sports his original plaid shirt, black belt, blue pants, white socks and blue suede shoes and the amazing condition of the doll and box cannot be overstated, since the soft "magic skin" of the doll was made from a material which tended to deteriorate over time. Any young girl in the 50s who had owned this doll would have likely shown it plenty of love and affection, and over the years many were lost to time and use, further contributing to the rarity of this stunning example. The doll head is marked at the base of the neck with "Elvis Presley Enterprises © 1957" and the clothing is also in remarkable condition and was one of the few items that bore the 1957 copyright date. The doll is still nestled in its pink and blue plaid original box with label from Acme Merchandise Co, Inc. Obviously, the original owner cherished this Elvis Presley doll with respect reserved for a king, thereby leaving this treasured time capsule in like-new condition more than 50 years later. The doll is accompanied by an ad for the doll that touts, "Only doll of its kind approved by Elvis Presley. The thrill of your lifetime! Now you can have 'Elvis Presley' for YOURSELF! He'll be your companion - morning, noon and night time, too!" The ad includes a mail-in coupon to receive the doll for only $3.98. The doll is sought after by collectors and in this condition it would be the pinnacle of any collection. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. The doll measures approximately 18 inches (45.72 cm) in height and the box measures approximately 18 1/2 by 6 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches (46.99 x 17.145 x 9.525 cm).



The doll is in amazing condition with only slight areas of dust/dirt and very minor wear from age. The shirt, pants, socks and shoes are in like new condition with the belt showing only slight wear in the center and side of the buckle. The belt end is held to the doll with a silver head pin. The head and face and body are in remarkable condition. The hands are in excellent condition with only very slight signs of wear in the "magic skin." The box is in remarkable original condition with a few areas of very minor paper loss and staining. The box top shows evidence of tape and glue residue where slight tears were mended over the years with areas of loss around the viewing window of the top exposing the basketweave printed pattern of the cardboard underneath. The overall condition of the doll and box is incredible given how few have survived in good condition much less at all.
1957 Elvis Presley Enterprises Elvis Presley Doll in Rare Original Box
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,250.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
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