The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Elvis was known to use scarves during his concert performances in the 1970s. The gesture was so popular among fans that the Colonel capitalized on it by creating and selling souvenir scarves with a printed Elvis signature at the shows. It was not uncommon for Charlie or one of the crew to grab some of these souvenir scarves to hand to Elvis during a performance as he would continuously wipe his brow and toss the scarf into the audience. Offered is a prime example of one of these stage-used souvenir scarves from the October 6, 1974 concert at the University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio. This venue was toward the end of the 15-day tour, Elvis’ 4th in 1974. The light blue scarf with dark blue printed signature and rounded corners is offered with a green ticket stub from the 8:30 p.m. show, two color modern prints of Elvis in concert wearing a blue scarf around his neck, and a special concert edition photo souvenir folio featuring 8 interior pages with black-and-white images awash in a variety of single colors. The concert collection comes with a letter from the consignor recounting the acquisition of the scarf and reads in part, "At the end of the 90s I was active in collecting audience recorded concerts and already had a webpage on the internet. A lady named Donna Seifert contacted me, because she had been to the Dayton October 6 1974 evening show and she really wanted to have a copy of the show. I copied the show for her and send it to her as a gift. After that we exchanged some more emails. Because she was so happy with the recording she promised me that I could buy the scarf she received from Elvis during the show when she was ready to sell it. A couple of years later she indeed sold me the light blue scarf along with the concert ticket and program." The blue scarf measures 34 by 34 inches (86.36 x 86.36 cm), the folio measures 14 by 7 inches (35.56 x 17.78 cm), the photos each measure 8 by 12 inches (20.32 x 30.48 cm), the ticket stub for seat 102 H 5 measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches (3.81 x 6.35 cm) and the collection is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



Scarf has a small hole near center and heavy staining overall, likely from perspiration. Ticket and folio are in overall excellent condition.
Elvis Presley Stage-Worn Light Blue Scarf Given to a Fan October 6, 1974, in Dayton, Ohio - Including Concert Ticket, Photo Album and Two Concert Photos
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,250.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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