This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/8/2023

Offered is an incredible artifact from the earliest days of Elvis Presley's career--an original concert poster for Elvis' concert on February 6, 1955, at Memphis' North Hall Auditorium. The letter press style poster is a perfect example of the design of the era for concerts, and there may be only four of these posters known. All the other known examples reside in advanced collections and are unlikely to ever become available. knowThough he has experienced a good bit of local and even regional success at this point, Elvis is still WAY down the bill, below such established acts as Faron Young, Martha Carson, Ferlin Huskey and The Wilburn Brothers. A month before the concert, Elvis had released his third Sun single, "Milkcow Blues Boogie" / "You're a Heartbreaker", and he was certainly on the rise.

His ascent had already caught the eye of one Colonel Tom Parker, and on the very same day as this show, Parker had his historic meeting with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips and Elvis' manager Bob Neal at the restaurant across from the auditorium where the topic of selling Elvis' contract with Sun to RCA was breached for the first time. Nothing was settled at that i meeting, but it was the first domino that led to the sale to RCA. 

The poster measures 13 3/4 x 22 inches and has benefitted from professional restoration to repair fold marks from being folded. Light color touches have been added in a number of areas, and paper has been added to the back for stability. Mild toning. Apparent Excellent condition.

1955 Elvis Presley Concert Poster for his Show at North Hall Auditorium in Memphis, TN on February 6, 1955
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Minimum Bid: $15,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $23,000
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number Bids:5
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