The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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Colonel Parker began a club with a group of his fellow promoters that he called the “Snowmens League,” a tongue-in-cheek reference to their trade, since the definition of the act of “snowing” someone is to “impress, deceive or persuade your audience.” Famous for their marketing skills, the Snowmen knew all the tricks, perhaps pulling a bit from all three categories, to orchestrate successful promotional campaigns. The honor of being called a “snowman” was bestowed on a tight group of clever individuals including ladies such as Trude Forsher and Janelle McComb. Perhaps it was her nickname from Elvis, “Dodger,” that helped Grandma Minnie Mae to win this accolade as well. Minnie Mae Presley was Elvis’ paternal grandmother whom he affectionately referred to as Dodger for her cunning ability to successfully navigate any difficulty that life threw her way. Offered is a white heavy stock paper card from “Snowmens League of America Ltd.” certifying that “Snowess” is “a Genuine Snower in good standing.” The card is good for “This Year” and is signed by the Colonel as “High Potentate Snower” with “Grandma” handwritten in black ink in the lower left corner to signify to whom the card was issued. An amusing token and a likely a backhanded indication of affection that was gifted to select individuals by the Colonel himself. The card, with blank back, measures 2 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches (5.71 x 8.89 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The card is in excellent, like-new, condition with only faint discoloration from age.
Grandma Presley’s “Snowmens League” Snowess Card Awarded and Signed by Col. Tom Parker
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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