The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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There is perhaps nothing more exciting to a fan attending an Elvis concert than to be the recipient of a scarf from around the King’s neck. While many can boast of owning a souvenir concert scarf, few can lay claim to being given one by Elvis directly from the stage. The offered scarf is that very treasured token and the story behind the acquisition is no less exciting than the scarf itself. As a young 15-year-old fan, Sandy and her mother went to great lengths to obtain tickets to see Elvis in concert at the Roanoke Civic Center in Virginia. The March 10, 1974 concert saw over 10,000 eager fans anxious to hear Elvis croon ballads and gyrate to his up-tempo tunes, including Sandy and her mom in front-row seats. The Roanoke World-News at the time reported that no fan left the performance disappointed and mentioned the “little girls who got one of the blue or white scarves, obviously felt they’d gotten their money’s worth.” This little girl was likely none other than Sandy, who successfully scored a white scarf that evening from the King himself (Sandy’s scarf sold in the August 2018 auction). Sandy was not the only lucky lady that evening; her mother’s patience and understanding paid off when Elvis handed a scarf to her during the concert as well! Offered is the white scarf that the King bestowed on Sandy’s mother that evening in Roanoke during the concert. The scarf comes with a letter describing the moment that reads, in part:

The concert was held on March 10, 1974 in Roanoke, VA. Elvis was singing “American Trilogy” and was on the right side of the stage (in front of us), and mom wanted to get the scarf he was wearing. He finished the song and looked at my mom and winked and told the band “One more verse.” It seemed like it took Elvis forever to finish that verse! When he finished the song, he walked over to my mom and handed her his scarf. This is a memory that I will never forget. The photo included with this scarf was taken by my mom the afternoon after the concert at the Sheraton in Salem, VA. My mom and I (along with a handful of other fans) waited for Elvis to leave the hotel the next day. When Elvis came out of the hotel with his troupe, Mom asked him to “Please stop so that I can take your picture” which he did. I held my hand out to him (after the picture was taken), and he took my hand, and said “Hey babe, how are you doing today?” and I haven’t washed my hand since...LOL!! Such awesome memories of Elvis.

The modern print of the photo of Elvis in the hotel parking lot is also included with the scarf. The scarf measures 34 by 30 inches (86.36 x 76.2 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The scarf presents with several of what appear to be sweat and possibly even makeup stains. Excellent to Mint condition.
Elvis Presley Stage Worn Scarf Given to a Fan from the Stage on March 10, 1974, in Roanoke, VA
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,250.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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