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

This iconic image is signed on the reverse in the lower center quadrant “Sincerely Elvis Presley” with a big, bold signature, underlined twice, and salutation. This early promotional photograph was created by Sun Records to promote its new star. Elvis is wearing a shirt, tie and jacket similar (if not the same) to the ones he is wearing in a well-known circa 1954 image that also includes Scotty Moore and Bill Black, who are both wearing Starlite Wranglers cowboy shirts. This same ensemble can also be seen in the image of Elvis, Bob Neal and Sam Phillips signing Elvis’ management contract, with the presence of Neal leading one to assume this promotional photo was shot in that same late 1954/early 1955 time period. This early promotional shot of the fast-rising star was used in a plethora of newspapers and advertisements in 1955 and was kept on hand at performances. This was the time when Elvis was being described as one of the “biggest things in the business” and “good-looking as all heck” and this photo certainly confirms those assertions. The photo measures 10 by 8 inches. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication and Graceland Authenticated (quoted here). The photo measures 8 x 10 inches. The photo has several creases and moderate crazing across the surface. The edges exhibit moderate to heavy wrinkles and some toning. The mild toning and few stains on the reverse do not affect the bold signature at all. Very Good condition.

Incredibly Early 1955 Elvis Presley Signed 1955 Promotional Photo – With Graceland Authenticated LOA (BAS)
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Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,163
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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