The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Towards the end of 1956, Elvis toured Ohio once again, and on November 24 he performed two shows at the Hobart Arena in Troy, just days after “Love Me Tender” shipped and the film of the same name opened nationwide. It was a busy year for Elvis and by this date he had released seven EPs, one double EP, two albums and 11 singles. His star was shooting ever higher and the fans could not get enough. Offered is a rare ticket for the 8 p.m. show which displays an image of Elvis identified as the “Sensational new RCA-Victor Star - In Person” and is numbered 2322. For an advanced purchase of $2.00, fans had a chance to see this rising entertainer come rain or shine. The ticket was originally obtained by our consignor together with the August 22, 1955 Concert Press Ticket (offered elsewhere in this auction) which comes with an original letter from Bill Mack. Bill Mack, a singer and songwriter from Texas, was a DJ at KWFT and emcee for shows like the “Big Six Jamboree” and “Old Hadacol Western Barn Dance.” It was during his time at KWFT that Mack first met Elvis when he booked him for a Big Six Jamboree show in August 1955 and invited him to play a set with Mack’s band.  While the ivory-colored ticket with blank back, measuring 2 by 4 5/8 inches (5.08 by 11.75 cm), does not come with the original Bill Mack letter (which is being offered with the August 22 Concert Press Ticket lot), this November 24, 1956 concert ticket is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The ticket presents with heavy wear, wrinkling and some illegible writing in green ink on the reverse. Excellent condition.
1956 Elvis Presley Show Ticket, November 24, Troy, Ohio
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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