The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2015
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From the collection of Darlene Parker Tafua, daughter of Ed and Leilani Parker.

This group of concert passes, saved from Ed's many stops as a bodyguard on tour with Elvis, is highlighted by his personal metal "Elvis Presley Show" ID badge. These special metallic badges were created by Elvis for only his inner circle and close associates and friends, of which Ed was certainly a member. The badge measures 2 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches (5.72 x 8.89 cm) and reads in full, "THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT ED PARKER IS A MEMBER OF THE ELVIS PRESLEY SHOW" and then is further engraved with "MASTER KENPO KARATE" in the second blank area. The "TCB" logo and Elvis Presley facsimile signature round out the front design of the card. The reverse still has its original sticker that reads, "Quality Designers and Manufacturers APOLLO TROPHIES 2927 W. Olympic Blvd. L.A., Calif. 90006 (213) 389-6771." Also included is Ed's laminated tour photo ID. Complete with its original alligator clip, the ID reads, "ELVIS PRESLEY CONCERT" and features a prominent "TCB" logo and "Ed Parker" below his photo. The nine fabric sticker patches (all unused) measure 3 1/4 inch (8.3 cm) diameter and come in brown, red, purple, green, blue (3) and yellow (2). They each read, top to bottom, "IN CONCERT ELVIS BUILDING PERSONNEL." The 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch (8.89 x 6.35 cm) paper badge reads "ELVIS ON TOUR SHOW MEMBER." A wonderful collection of concert artifacts direct from one of Elvis' most trusted confidants. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The metal ID badge and laminated ID badge show signs of use with minor scuffs and scratches, none of with detract from their presentation. Excellent condition. The fabric badges are unused and Near Mint. The paper badge exhibits wrinkles and some light staining and is in Very Good condition.
Ed Parkers "Elvis In Concert" ID Badge and Backstage Pass Collection – 12 Pieces – Including His "Elvis Presley Show" Gold Metal ID Badge*
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,125.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
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