The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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On September 26, 1956, Elvis made his triumphant return to Tupelo, Mississippi to perform a pair of shows in his hometown. Having first performed there at the age of ten, Elvis once again took the stage at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show for this legendary appearance. Elvis’ fame was rapidly spreading across the nation and his hometown could not have been prouder. Elvis returned to a huge banner that read “Tupelo Welcomes Elvis Presley Home” and Tupelo mayor James Ballard presented Elvis with the guitar-shaped Key to the City, while Mississippi governor J.P. Coleman read a proclamation honoring Elvis. By this time in 1956, Elvis’ first film was just months away from release and he already had several huge hits on his new record label, RCA, including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.” A crowd of girls rushed the stage for Elvis’ first matinee performance, and included in the throng was a young, 14-year-old Tammy Wynette, who could be spotted right up front. Offered is a ticket from the Mississippi-Alabama Fair where this memorable event took place, when Elvis was welcomed home with open arms and plenty of adoration. The ticket is framed in a display with color reproductions of two pictures of Elvis that day, a reproduction of the show promotion and a plaque that reads “Elvis Presley / 1956 Concert Ticket / This concert ticket is from Elvis Presley’s performance held at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show on September 26, 1956. Elvis made a triumphant return to his birthplace, Tupelo, which was celebrated as ‘Elvis Presley Day.' According to the book ‘Did Elvis sing in your Hometown,' tickets for the other headliners during the fair that week were .75 cents, but Elvis’ show’s [sic] warranted double the admission price at $1.50.” The ticket, numbered 83152635, measures 1 by 2 inches (2.54 x 5.08 cm) with the framed display, measuring 20 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches (52.07 x 46.99 cm). Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The framed display presents with only minor distresses, and the ticket presents perfectly well-preserved. Near Mint condition.
Ticket for September 26, 1956, Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Livestock Show Where Elvis Presley Performed - In Framed Display
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $937.50
Estimate: $200 - $400
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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