Massive Collection of Elvis Presley Memorabilia to Headline Memorial Day Auction
This rare, limited-edition Aloha Hawaii Elvis Celebrity Series World Doll (#94/750), in pristine condition, is expected to be the centerpiece offering in a Memorial Day antiques and collectibles auction slated for Monday, May 27, at Chesapeake Auction House.
ST. LEONARD, Md. – A huge single-owner lifetime collection of Elvis Presley items promises to be the centerpiece offering in a Memorial Day antiques and collectibles auction slated for Monday, May 27, at Chesapeake Auction House.
An expected top lot of the Elvis collection is a rare, limited-edition Aloha Hawaii Elvis Celebrity Series World Doll (#94 of 750 produced). The doll, in pristine condition, comes with a presentation case, concert ticket, five-point diamond belt buckle and an original Elvis personal wardrobe scarf, worn by The King onstage. Also included are original paperwork and receipts.
The auction will be held in the firm’s gallery located at 5015 St. Leonard Road in St. Leonard, about an hour south of Annapolis, starting at 9 a.m. (EST).
Other Elvis items will feature records (LPs and 45 RPM records, to include a copy of the first album he ever recorded), CDs, DVDs, pictures, posters, magazines, TV Guides, jewelry, books, tapes, calendars, scrapbooks, ornaments, figurines, dolls, model cars, decanters and more. There is no telling what the collection might fetch at auction; interest in Elvis-related items remains high.
“We were fortunate to have secured such a wonderful consignment, especially for a big Memorial Day sale,” said Larry Forman of Chesapeake Auction House. “I am expecting a great turnout and enthusiastic bidding. Elvis will no doubt get most of the attention, but folks need to know there is a lot more in this auction than just Elvis. About 1,000 items will cross the block.”
Many vintage collectible items, such as these lunch boxes and around 5,000 comic books, will also be sold.
Other collectibles will include a unique and ornate vintage 5¢ slot game machine, an outstanding collection of about 5,000 comic books, a vintage silver-plated clarinet, a group of Franklin Mint decorative molds, a U.S. Army military bivouac cooler, an antique galvanized 10-gallon watering can, a Diamond Springs Water Co. (Richmond, Va.) glass water jug and more.
There will be no Internet bidding in this auction, but absentee bids will be accepted up to two hours prior to the start of the auction (no exceptions or extensions). Phone bids will also be accepted. Ongoing previews will be held up until auction day at Chesapeake Auction House’s gallery, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday).
A buyer’s premium of 13 percent will be applied to all purchases, with a three-percent discount for cash or check. St. Leonard is located on scenic Route 4, just ten minutes from Solomons Island, an hour from Washington, D.C., and an hour and a half from Baltimore.
For information about this auction or to enquire about consignments for future sales, call 410.586.1161, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Chesapeake Auction House website or Auctionzip (ID #4113).
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