The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Not only was the pivotal moment in his career made during his appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, but television was an important aspect of Elvis’ personal life—he had a television set in almost every room in every house he owned. Graceland had fourteen televisions alone, and Elvis would turn on a TV as soon as he walked into a room because he enjoyed having the background noise. The offered Packard Bell 23-inch screen, free standing television set once graced the home of Elvis Presley at Chino Canyon Drive in Palm Springs in the 1960s. Packard Bell was a radio manufacturer that created defense electronics during the second World War and afterwards began manufacturing consumer electronics like television sets. It was in the mid and late ‘60s that Packard Bell’s computer operations were acquired by Raytheon and then sold to Teledyne, beginning the household computer marque that we know so well today. In the 1960s and 1970s television sets became a common household appliance, so it’s no surprise that Elvis was once again at the forefront of this movement with multiple sets in each home. This Elvis-owned and used Packard Bell television set, measuring 34 1/2 inches (87.63 cm) in height, 36 in (91.44 cm) in length and 19 inches (48.26 cm) in width, emanates from the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction (lot B169) and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the 1999 Graceland Archives auction and a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The television presents with few major defects, but does exhibit small areas of scratches and scuffing. To protect against any ill effects from powering up after all these years, the television has not been tested to see if it still turns on. Excellent to Mint condition.
Elvis Presley’s Television from His Palm Springs Home – From the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction (B169)
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,625.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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