The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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When Elvis hit the stage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in July 1969, he once again took the world by storm as he reinvented his career after a decade of acting in Hollywood films. He returned with a vengeance and over the next several years between 1969 and 1976 performed more than 600 sold out shows in Las Vegas in addition to his concert tours across the country. A staple of every show during this revival period were the concert souvenirs, which varied widely in type, size and style. Many were generic enough to use in a variety of venues, but all had the similar thread of Elvis’ image or name adorning each one. An ideal example was the Styrofoam hat created to resemble a straw boater hat that could be used at different events and venues simply by adjusting the paper band. Offered is a more unusual type of this Styrofoam hat with a purple satin (rather than paper) the band that reads, “Elvis Summer Festival Elvis” This original, period 1970s hat measures 6 1/2 by 8 inches (16.51 x 20.32 cm) on the interior and 4 inches (10.16 cm) in height and still retains the original strings (2) on the interior. The interior top also contains a raised maker’s identification that reads “J Hats / Scranton Penn / Made in the U.S.A.” The souvenir hat comes with a modern copy of a photo showing several of these satin band hats in a display during that Summer Festival. The Styrofoam hat is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The hat presents completely intact with only minor toning to the purple “satin” band. Near Mint condition.
Rarely Seen 1970 Satin Band “Elvis Summer Festival” Styrofoam “Straw” Hat
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $531.25
Estimate: $500 - $800
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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