The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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In mid-century America, as air conditioners were just becoming an available household appliance, homes were commonly fitted with screen doors which would allow the flow of a cool breeze into the house while keeping pests at bay. The sales of window air conditioning units for the home boomed in the mid-1950s and it wasn’t until the 1970s that central air units came to market. During that period in the 1950s and ’60s when air conditioners were being more widely purchased, aluminum doors were the solution for keeping a house cool in the Memphis heat of summer. So popular was the aluminum screen door that decorative scrollwork was often added as well as more functional panels in areas that received direct pressure, like the kick plate. Graceland was no exception and the offered aluminum screen door comes directly from the back door exit of Graceland. In 1967, Elvis replaced this screen door with an ironwork door. This screen door emanates from the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction (lot A200), measures 80 by 31 inches (203.2 x 78.74 cm) and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the 1999 Graceland Archives auction and a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. 



The door shows signs of expected wear and use. Excellent condition.
Original Screen Door from Graceland – From the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction (A200)
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,625.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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