Autographs04 Sep 2008
- Category: Elvis Autographs
- Written by Garry Gomersall
From the Archives Of Graceland - Official Auction (1999)
(MGM Grand, Las Vegas, October 8-10, 1999)
I was fortunate to attend the Official Auction From the Graceland Archives held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, October 8-10, 1999. I made a number of significant purchases for my personal collection and also as an agent representing 3rd party buyers. Some of the items in my personal collection are detailed below for your information and enjoyment.
A number of Elvis accolytes, associates and celebrities attended the event, some purchasing items for themselves or bidding remotely via phone. I found myself competing with some industry high rollers such as Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and representatives of various celebrity Elvis friends, acquaintances and Elvis fans and collectors from around the world.
Whilst there I spent time with Wink Martindale (US TV Star) and Joe Esposito (Elvis' long time friend, road manager and best-man at his wedding to Priscilla) - who was kind enough to sign my Auction Catalogue...