The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Record samplers were commonly used by record labels in the ’60s and ’70s to introduce a variety of artists and songs in their catalog to listeners at once. This promotional tool was used as a form of direct marketing while also provided to radio stations to reach markets in the US and all over the world. Offered is a rare set of colored vinyl Universal Records 10-inch samplers that contain one Elvis song each. Elvis was in good company on these records with other artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison and others. The featured songs by Elvis include “Puppet on a String” on side A of the red vinyl sampler and “One Broken Heart for Sale” on side A of the green vinyl sampler. These rare vinyls also come with the original Universal Records Japanese sleeves and the song lyric sheets (in English). This method was a clever way of introducing a variety of artists at once in order to promote record sales for each musical talent. The records each measure 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



Both records present with minor surface wear to the colored vinyl including some scuffing and surface wear. VG condition overall.
Pair of Rare 1960s Japanese “Universal Records” Red and Green Vinyl 10-Inch 33 1/3 Sampler Records with Elvis Presley Singles – Including Original Sleeves and Lyric Sheets
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $156.25
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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