The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Offered is a check written on August 29, 1968, to a “Wayne Burr” for $25. The check memo reads “Service Render on Picture.” Elvis had just finished his work on Charro! the previous day, so it may have been related to that film. Charro! is a film in which Elvis stars as Jess Wade, a former outlaw dragged into a somewhat intricate plot. The movie co-stars Ina Balin, Victor French and Solomon Sturges, who all come along for the ride in Elvis’ only film for National General Pictures. The offered check, written from Elvis’ personal account at 3764 Highway 51 South in Memphis, is numbered 3390 and has “VOID” written on the front and reverse. The check is accompanied by a color copy of a February 6, 1989, letter from Patsy Gambill Presley on TCB letterhead that reads in part, “Here are the checks we discussed. One of them was torn in half, but I taped it. Hope it’s not a disappointment. The condition isn’t terrific—but they are for real. Enjoy. Your Pal, Patsy P.” Graceland Archives retains the original checks numbered 3389 and 3391 written on August 29, 1968 and August 30, 1968 respectively. The offered, never-cashed check displays a strong and clear blue ink “E.A. Presley” signature along the bottom right. The check measures 3 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches (8.25 x 20.95 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The check presents with few defects, save three sets of staple holes that line up when the check is refolded along the existing fold lines. Excellent to Mint condition.
Elvis Presley Signed Check Written on August 29, 1968 – Later Voided
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,500.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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