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Exclusive look at Elvis Presley artifacts to be sold at auction

Published: Nov. 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM CST
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WHITEHAVEN, TN (WMC) - Music fans and pop culture collectors from around the world will get the chance to see and purchase some of Elvis Presley's personal items and music apparel up close in January.

WMC Action News 5's Jerry Askin got an exclusive look of some of the items and rich artifacts that will be up for bid on January 8 at the second annual Graceland Authenticated Auction, which will be held in conjunction with what would've been Presley's 80th birthday festivities.

There will be 68 items at the auction, including his most notable artifact, the "My Happiness" Acetate, which was Elvis's first recording from Sun Studio.

Fans will also be able to bid on Presley's first driver's license from 1952, and a popular jacket he wore in 1964 during a scene of the movie "Viva Las Vegas."

Graceland's public relations director, Kevin Kern, said the recording is already getting a lot of interest.

"The selling estimate is all over the board from $50,000 to $150, 000," Kern said.

Fans will also be able to bid on Presley's first driver's license from 1952, and a popular jacket he wore in 1964 during a scene of the movie "Viva Las Vegas."

Elvis Fan Lydia Cox said, "Oh my gosh, to an Elvis fan, this is gold."

"If you can have the ability to buy Elvis Presley's driver's license and have it in your house, it just doesn't get any better than that," said fan Lewis Clark.

Bidding will take place two weeks prior to the live auction. Bids can be made online or over the phone.

For more information about the auction registration, auction fees, or how to submit items for consideration, visit http://www.graceland.com/auction

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