The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Graceland is so synonymous with Elvis that it is hard to fathom a history prior to Elvis’ stewardship of the famous estate. The land on which Graceland sits was established as a 500-acre farm during the Civil War and in 1939 the 10,000-square-foot Colonial Revival style mansion, designed by architects Furbringer and Ehrman, was built. The estate, named Graceland, was sold in March of 1957 with nearly 14 acres of the original farm to Elvis Presley for $90,000. Elvis wasted no time in moving himself, his parents and his grandmother, Minnie Mae, into Graceland in April 1957. Offered is an original 1977 City of Memphis Property Real Estate tax receipt for the 13.3 acres at 3764 Hwy 51 S. The receipt lists the valuation at $60,075 with the tax charge totaling $2,246.81. The receipt, blank on the reverse, is stamped as paid on August 1977 on the front and comes with its original mailing envelope, postmarked Sept 1-77, with the handwritten, blue ink notation “receipts for taxes paid.” This document shows that even the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll could not escape life’s two inevitabilities: death and taxes. The tax receipt measures 3 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches (9.52 x 19.68 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The tax bill is in excellent condition overall.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland City of Memphis Real Estate Tax Receipt 1977
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $531.25
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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