Elvis Presley Memorabilia Headlines Julien's Rock Auction
by Andy Lewis 3/17/2015 1:05pm PDT
The seemingly endless well of Elvis Presley memorabilia is bubbling up again. Auctioneers Julien's are selling the TCB tour bus, Elvis' dress army uniform and other cool items.
The TCB (Taking Care of Business) bus was owned by Elvis' backup band, The TCB Band, and purchased with money provided by Elvis. The bus, which features the TCB initials and lighting bolt logo throughout, has been fully restored. It features bunks for nine, old-fashioned tube TVs and classic '70s decor. And Elvis drove it himself sometimes. The estimated selling price is $100,000-$200,000.
Also up for sale is Presley's 1971 two-seat Stutz Blackhawk car, which featured the best audio system of the day and was delivered to Elvis at his Beverly Hills home on Sept. 9 1971. The pre-sale estimate is $400,000-$600,000.
For a mere $20,000-$40,000 one could pick up his army winter dress uniform. Estimated at $60,000-$80,000 is the "penguin suit" Elvis wore in Las Vegas or for half as much ($25,000-$35,000) pick up the stage shirt the King wore in his first live performance in 1954.
Other items include Elivs and Priscalla's marriage certificate, a black Gibson J-200 he played in Vegas and the contract he signed to play the Louisiana Hayride early in his career.
Julien's is holding the auction on May 16 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.