January 16, 2021 Sports, Rock & Roll and Americana Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/16/2021

Offered is a thank you card for condolences that was mailed to fans and friends who reached out to the Presley family with their sympathies on the tragic loss of Elvis. This example has been signed by Elvis' father, Vernon Presley. The simple ivory notecard relays on the front “The family of Elvis Aron Presley acknowledges with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy” while remaining blank on the inside, where Vernon has signed. Also included is a photo of Vernon being introduced during one of Elvis' concerts in the early 1970s.

Elvis died on August 16, 1977 and the local Memphis paper, The Commercial Appeal, announced his passing the following day with the headline, “Death Captures Crown of Rock And Roll - Elvis Dies Apparently After Heart Attack.” After his death, thousands flocked to Graceland to pay their tributes, with over 80,000 fans lining the processional route. Even President Jimmy Carter was quoted saying that Elvis “permanently changed the face of American popular culture.” A musical icon was lost that dark day, but the memory and legacy of Elvis lives on. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentic. The card measures 3 1/2 by 5 inches and presents with minor wear and age-related toning. Excellent to Mint condition.

Vernon Presley Signed 1977 Elvis Presley Condolence Card
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Minimum Bid: $150
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $300 - $400
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
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