The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Set at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the film It Happened at the World’s Fair tells the story of crop duster Mike Edwards (Elvis) searching for love and adventure while trying to get his plane out of hock thanks to his partner’s gambling debts. The film co-starred love interest Joan O’Brien, Gary Lockwood and Vicky Tiu as the little girl lost at the fair. The movie, filled with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, was released by MGM in April 1963. Offered is a 1963 It Happened at the World’s Fair fan club package that was sent to Elvis Presley fans with a letter that reads, “Dear Friend: Due to the quantity involved to satisfy all of our friends we were unable to secure enough Space Needles at the World’s Fair in Seattle. Instead we are sending you with our compliments the world famous Psycho-Stick complete with instructions for your pleasure. Sincerely, ELVIS & the colonel / PS: Support Junior Achievement Producsts.” The toy was mailed in a large manila envelope labeled “Coming Soon Elvis Presley in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s It Happened at the World’s Fair / A Ted Richmond Production,” an example of which, sent to Chaw Mank in Staunton, Illinois and postmarked March 27, 1963, is included in this lot. The “world famous” Psycho-Stick is made by Sopot, a Junior Achievement Company counseled by Pacific Electric Railway Company, and is still sealed in its original bags with directions. This grouping is an ideal sample of giveaways sent to fans to promote Elvis’ films. The letter measures 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm), the envelope measures 10 by 13 inches (25.4 x 33.02 cm), the Psycho-Stick package measures 12 by 4 inches (30.48 x 10.16 cm) and the collection is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The letter and envelope show moderate to heavy wear and the Psycho-Stick is still sealed in its package, but one piece has broken in half. Excellent condition overall.
1963 <em>It Happened at the World’s Fair</em> Fan Club Package Sent to Elvis Presley Fan – Including “Psycho-Stick” Still Sealed
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $406.25
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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