The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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From the Trude Forsher Collection

After Elvis’ death, the Colonel remained on the west coast, living in Las Vegas and consulting for the Hilton Hotel. It was during this later period that Colonel Parker would send missives on postcards featuring his image on the front in a carnival style promotion that touted, “The Colonel’s Exhibit / His Wonderful World of Show Business.” It was a calling card that harkened back to his start as a barker in carnivals and exemplified his trademark style of showmanship. The ephemera collection trumpeting the Colonel’s flamboyant character includes a poster, holiday greeting card and postcard each employing the Colonel’s “wonderful world of show business” theme. The postcard is addressed to Jim Forsher and postmarked May 20, 1986. On the reverse of the postcard, a typed message reads, “Friend Jim: Thanks for your letter. I wish you all the luck with your projects. Say ‘Hello’ to your mother.” The poster measures 28 by 22 inches (71.12 x 55.88 cm), the postcard and Christmas card each measure 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches (16.51 x 10.8 cm) and the group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The poster has some wear, including one small tear along the border. The postcard has been mailed, and has commensurate wear. The Christmas card is free of defects. Excellent or better condition overall.
1986 “The Colonel’s Exhibit” Collection Including Poster, Postcard and Christmas Card – From Elvis Presley’s Manager Colonel Tom Parker*
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $218.75
Estimate: $200 - $300
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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