The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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On May 31, 1976, Elvis took the stage at the Municipal Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas wearing his “Blue Egyptian Bird” Jumpsuit, also known as his “Blue Bicentennial Suit.” The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported on the concert and described the scene as:

Teenybopper or pushing middle age - it made no difference to more than 9,600 fans who screamed and shouted as “The King” crooned on stage in a Memorial Day concert. Elvis Presley appearing Monday night in the Municipal Coliseum, entertained fans for about an hour and a half with the mellow sound he has used for 20 years. Fans ranging in age from 6 to 55 listened to Presley’s medley of old and new tunes that included several patriotic ones such as ‘America.’ ... Interaction with the audience played a large part of the night’s entertainment when “The King” ordered the house lights turned on. He touched several hands and kissed several girls, all to the accompaniment of screams and sighs. One little girl was sent to the stage with flowers for Presley. She received a kiss for her efforts.

In keeping with his audience interactions, Elvis threw his stage-worn scarves into the crowd of adoring fans. Offered is a white scarf with dark blue facsimile signature and square corners that comes with a letter from Cheryl Sturm, dated July 14, 2010, that states: 

I traveled all over the United States to see Elvis Presley perform on his Concert Tours as well as in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe from 1970 through 1977. In 1976 I saw Elvis in Lubbock, Texas. I waited too long to buy my ticket and did not get the best seat. However nothing could keep me from trying to get a kiss and a scarf from Elvis. I was able to sneak past security onto the concourse and get close to the right stage. Elvis broke into “Love Me” and a trove of women came running toward the stage. I thought I was going to be crushed. Although I did not get a kiss at this particular show I was lucky enough to catch one of the many scarves he tossed out to the crowd. It was one of many scarves I would receive from Elvis over the years. Due to my age and poor health, I have decided to sell off my cherished Elvis mementos. This letter is to verify that the following items are authentic and obtained by me from the Elvis Presley Show. (White Signature Scarf, Concert Ticket, Souvenir Folio and Souvenir Button from Elvis Presley’s appearance in Lubbock, Texas on May 31, 1976).

The tokens of Cheryl’s memorable evening on May 31 in Lubbock, Texas are included with the scarf (with the exception of the button mentioned) and include her ticket stub for the Upper Level, Section KK Row 5 Seat 19, that measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 (3.81 x 6.35 cm) and her Souvenir Folio that measures 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm). The white scarf that she was fortunate enough to receive that evening measures 34 by 34 inches (86.36 x 86.36 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The scarf exhibits several areas of soiling and one area of tape residue under the facsimile signature and creases from being stored folded; the souvenir folio shows slight wear to the edges with four areas of tape residue on the reverse; the ticket stub has a minor crease in the corner. The collection is in excellent condition overall.
Elvis Presley Stage Worn Scarf Given to a Fan from the Stage on May 31, 1976, in Lubbock, Texas
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,375.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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