The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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In November 1971, Elvis performed an ambitious 12-city concert tour in 12 days. These concerts were also the start of the replacement of The Imperials with J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. Both topics were covered in the Colonel’s holiday letter to fans in 1971, which he opens, “Dear Friend: We are happy to tell you of the wonderful reception Elvis received in every one of the twelve cities in which his show appeared. The ‘sold out’ sign was up in every town and Elvis gave some of the greatest performances of his career.” The Colonel ends with “To those fans who were present Elvis sends his heartfelt thanks for coming out to see his shows, and it was a great thrill for him to perform on stage for you. He sends best wishes for happy holidays to you all.”

The stamped signature of “Colonel Parker’s Office” is in blue on the harvest yellow paper with depictions of album covers along the top and lower edges. The holiday letter in which the Colonel expresses his genuine gratitude to Elvis’ fans measures 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The letter contains two horizontal fold lines, tape residue and pinholes in corners with slight paper loss where tape was removed (does not show on front).
1971 Holiday Letter from Colonel Parker to Elvis Presley’s Fans Referencing November Tour
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $125.00
Estimate: $200 - $400
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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