The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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While a complete set of Elvis’ Sun 45s is highly collectible, the opportunity to obtain all five singles at once is even more rare. This incredible complete collection of Elvis’ Sun 45 RPM records includes his first five singles and presents just that opportunity. The first four singles are “Memphis Pressings,” as evidenced by the “delta” or “push” marks on the labels, three small indentations of the paper where the record stamper left indentations on the record itself when it was pressed at Plastic Products, Inc. where Sun had records made in Memphis. This detail usually indicates that the record is of an earlier vintage because Plastic Products didn't have a huge capacity. When Elvis' singles started selling big, Sam Phillips also had them pressed at other pressing plants in California and Pennsylvania. The group includes one original plain brown paper sleeve. The collection includes: 1954 Sun 209 “That’s All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky”; 1954 Sun 210 “Good Rockin’ Tonight/I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine”; 1955 Sun 215 “Milkcow Blues Boogie/You’re A Heartbreaker”; 1955 Sun 217 “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone/Baby Let’s Play House”; and 1955 Sun 223 “Mystery Train/I Forgot to Remember to Forget” (sample copy stamped “Sample” in red on both sides). In November of 1955 RCA Victor purchased the master records from Sun. It released “Mystery Train” first in November 1955, which was the last to be released by Sun, and then released the other four in December of 1955. Collectors often seek to build this collection piece by piece, with “Milkcow Blues Boogie” being the most difficult to acquire. Here is an opportunity to acquire an extremely presentable complete set in one fell swoop. The five 45s each measure 7 inches (17.8 cm) in diameter and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Condition: 209 – GD condition with heavy scuffing and moderate to heavy scratches and label wear. 210 – VG+ with just a few very small defects and the “I Don't Care” label mis-cut and off-center towards the bottom. 215 – VG+ with minimal scuffing and a few very small scratches.. 217 – VG with moderate scuffing and small scratches. 223 – VG with several small dimples on the “I Forgot” side and scuffing on both sides. Both labels stamped “SAMPLE.”
Complete Set of Five Elvis Presley Sun Records 45 RPM 7-Inch Records – With Four Memphis Pressings
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,125.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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