August 26, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/26/2021

As early as 1956, Elvis began collaborating with the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization created in 1933 in response to the polio epidemic that plagued the nation. Elvis contributed to the mission of the March of Dimes in various ways, including appearing in ads, meeting with the March of Dimes youth, visiting hospitalized children, donating his time and trunk loads of stuffed animals and more. He also contributed to two different larger "1957 March of Dimes Galaxy of Stars" records with hit songs.

Offered is an oversized 16-inch LP record with label “1957 March of Dimes Galaxy of Stars” that doesn't feature Elvis—one of the more rare other records needed to complete the set of massive LPs. The record includes Pat Boone on one side and Guy Mitchell and his Orchestra on the other side. (Another variation of the huge record includes Ray Price and his Cherokee Cowboys with Jean Shepard on side one, and Lawrence Welk and his orchestra, featuring Alice Lon & Dick Dale and The Lennon Sisters, on the reverse side.) Recommended broadcasting was January 2-31 only. Circled around the edge of the label is printed, “National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. 120 Broadway, New York 5, N.Y. / Start Outside 33 1/2 R.P.M / Please destroy transcription after campaign.” The record measures 16 inches in diameter. Presents in VF+ condition in its original paper sleeve. Also included is a period “Presto” Acetate shipping box (Excellent condition).

1957 March of Dimes Galaxy of Stars “Discs for Dimes” Oversized 16-inch LP - the Rare Fourth Record to Complete the Set!
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium: $144
Estimate: $200 - $400
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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