The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Moses Lewis immigrated from Germany to Memphis in the late 1800s and opened a dry goods store. In 1924 his sons Julius and Samuel took over the business after their father’s passing, and in 1951 as the business grew, the store moved for the third time to 1460 Union. The launch of the new “Julius Lewis” store created quite a buzz in Memphis for its sleek and interesting interior specialty shops and exterior elements that were described by reporters as having “architectural verve.” The store employed many unique features, making it the cutting edge of shopping experiences, so of course the trendsetting King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was a patron. Offered is a yellow receipt from the department store for “7 shirts B-1 / 695” totaling $50.11. The invoice, numbered 666-39, is dated “6-28” (1961) and has been signed boldly by Elvis Presley in pencil across the lower half. Always a sharp dresser, Elvis purchased these shirts just days before the party he threw the night before Red West’s marriage to Elvis’ secretary, Pat Boyd. Elvis owned many articles of clothing from Julius Lewis and a few have been sold previously through Graceland Auctions. The receipt measures 4 7/8 by 4 inches (12.38 x 10.16 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The receipt presents with no major defects. Near Mint condition.
Elvis Presley Signed 1961 “Julius Lewis” Receipt for Purchase of Seven Shirts
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,500.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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