The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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During the 1970s concert tours, cloth badges and ribbons were used frequently to identify staff and building personnel to allow backstage access. The style, color and size of these badges varied for different concerts to ensure more secure access from venue to venue. The tour passes allowed for the crew’s easy access into secure areas so that each show could run efficiently before, during and after the performances. While most badges or passes in the ’70s were constructed of cloth with a sticker-back, the ones designed specifically for some tours are the more unusual paper badges with a similar sticker backing that remains perfectly intact on the offered examples. Due to the fragility of the paper material over the cloth, this type did not survive as often. Generally, even with this evolution of paper tour passes, many contained the date and year, again making the offered examples highly desirable. These five pristine examples display a variety of colors including red with white lettering, green with white lettering, white with red lettering, white with blue lettering and grey with white lettering. The passes each measure 1 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches (4.44 x 8.89 cm) and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The passes are in Near Mint condition with minor surface and edge wear.
Set of Five 1972 “ELVIS ON TOUR” Backstage Pass Stickers for Elvis Presley Concert Tour
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $437.50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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