Sunday, 8 August 2010

There Goes My Everything (or does it): August bits of Elvis for sale (or not)

Paddy Power gives these odds on the winning bid for Elvis' white piano with gold trim, which is to be auctioned on 14th August along with an array of other Elvis goodies:

11/4     Under $500,000
 9/4     $500,000 - $999,999
 5/2     $1,000,000 - $1,499,999
 5/1     $1,500,000 - $1,999,999
 6/1     $2,000,000 - $2,499,999
 3/1     $2,500,000 or over

Not quite what you're after? Pick yourself up a diamond ring, a Triumph TR-6 and many more bits of Elvis tat.

Doesn't tickle your fancy? How about disgraced former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich's life-sized statue of the King in white marble, to be auctioned if he doesn't pay his bills by August 14th.
Not for you, having been withdrawn from yet another auction, are autopsy tools that were or were not used on Elvis' body at the Memphis Funeral Home. A senior embalmer apparently took home the tools and had given them up for auction by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, but following a threat of action by the funeral home, the tools have been returned. A spokesperson said that the tools had continued in use and it was not possible to verify the authenticity of these particular nick-nacks. Also in the lot was a replica of the 'John Doe' toe-tag, the original having been stolen by a fan. The tools were expected to have raised $10,000 - $14,000.

Thanks: Paul Graves-Brown
Pic: Ho/Reuters

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