The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Elvis recorded his first of two Christmas albums in 1957, and it was released by RCA Victor in October of that year, in plenty of time to spread good cheer that Christmas season. An instant popular success, the album spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard charts, was the first Elvis title to be awarded Diamond status by the Recording Industry Association of America, and holds the record as the top-selling Christmas album of all time in the U.S. Over 15 million copies have been sold worldwide. The RCA Victor release Elvis’ Christmas Album was Elvis’ 4th studio album to be recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, and was originally released as a deluxe limited edition (LOC-1035) in October of 1957. Several re-issues have been released over the years, with the first in 1959 featuring a new cover with a close-up of Elvis in front of a snowy backdrop. RIAA certified Elvis’ Christmas Album Gold in August 1963. RCA Victor re-released the electronically reprocessed stereo album as LSP-1951(e) in 1964. Elvis’ second Christmas album, Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas, was released in 1971. 

The offered RIAA-certified award for Elvis’ Christmas Album contains a gold-toned plaque mounted beneath the gold record that reads “Presented to ELVIS PRESLEY to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the RCA RECORDS long-playing record album ‘ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM’.” This framed display features a gold-toned record above the gold-colored plaque with small image of the album cover, all mounted on a white background. The framed award measures 21 1/2 by 17 1/2 inches (54.61 x 44.45 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The award shows only minor distresses to the frame. Excellent to Mint condition.
RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley’s LP <em>Elvis’ Christmas Album</em> - Awarded in 1964
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,500.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 26
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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