The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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The tradition of using colorful triangular souvenir pennants to represent schools, sports teams, clubs, etc. began around the turn of the 20th century. They were constructed of felted wool decorated with insignias, letters, names and logos of the affiliation they represented. In the 1950s, as the popularity of cars blossomed and adventure awaited on the open road, destination pennants arrived on the scene. It was not long before pennants were made for every beloved pastime and affinity, including musical groups. The Colonel was never one to miss an opportunity, and with Elvis performing his Summer Festivals at both the Las Vegas International Hotel and Del Webb’s Sahara Tahoe, a promotional pennant could serve both venues with the simple change of location. Offered is an incredible sampling of 1970s period pennants from both venues that includes: three (3) “International Hotel” pennants in orange, yellow and gold; and two (2) “Sahara Tahoe” pennants in white and blue. Each pennant has an image of Elvis to the left, includes a plug for RCA Records and measures 12 by 29 inches (30.48 x 73.66 cm). The group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The pennants present with minor wear and creasing towards the pointed ends. Near Mint condition.
Group of Five Elvis Presley Summer Festival Pennants from The International Hotel and the Sahara Tahoe
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $937.50
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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