Elvis items bring thousands at Graceland auction


Associated Press

MEMPHIS, TENN.

A leather rocking chair from the Jungle Room at Elvis Presley’s Graceland has sold at auction for $17,500.

Graceland says in a news release the chair was among 271 items from third-party collectors offered at the auction Saturday at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis during a celebration of Presley’s birthday.

The highest bids included a diamond and platinum ring that sold for $27,500. The ring had been gifted to Presley’s girlfriend, actress Linda Thompson. Other items included a globe-shaped, free-standing wooden bar from Presley’s Beverly Hills, Calif., home that sold for $22,500, and Presley’s 1922 Colt “Police Positive” .32-caliber revolver that brought $20,000.

A cigar box for Presley’s personal items sold for $5,000.

Another auction at Graceland will take place Aug. 12.

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