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Attention Elvis fans: More than 650 Elvis Presley-themed lots — even a few owned by the King himself — will hit the sales block March 30.
Bidding starts at 10 a.m. CDT March 30 for the High-Grade Vintage Elvis Presley Collection sale being held at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wis. Lot viewing begins at 8:30 a.m. CDT March 30. Bids will be accepted in person or online, via Proxibid. Check out detailed listings for all of the lots at www.whats4sale.biz.
Jack Edwards and his wife painstakingly assembled the collection over a 20-year period, beginning in the 1970s, according to cataloger and sale manager Kurt Krueger. (Got questions? Click here now to e-mail your question to the collection cataloger Kurt Krueger now!)
The mammoth Jack Edwards Collection of vintage Elvis Presley Records and Memorabilia offers collectors an endearing glimpse into the life and times of Elvis Presley, the undisputed King of Rock & Roll. More than 225 LPs and 140 45s — including foreign, RCA and Sun-label records — are included in the auction. Souvenirs cover the gamut from from pins, photos, posters and plates to one of Elvis' stage-worn scarves and a piece of carpet pulled Graceland's famous Jungle Room.
Many rarities, foreign issues, original Sun Records releases and exceptional album cover art are featured in the sale, Krueger said. (Click here to view listings and photos now!)
In addition to all of that vinyl — including several mint and near-mint offerings — the auction features memorabilia. Items include:
• An original "I Love Elvis" pennant from the 1950s
• Tin pins
• Celluloid and flasher buttons
• Stamps issued from various nations
• Fan magazines
• Music boxes
• In-person fan photos
• Concert books
• Movie press books
• Lobby cards
• Vintage sheet music
• Collector cards
• Limited-edition porcelain plates
• Wall Hangings
• Cash, Bankable Check, Master/Visa w/fee
• 5.5 percent sales tax
• 10 percent Buyers Fee for Onsite Bidders
• Absentee bids accepted and executed with no additional fee
• Online buyers: 15 percent buyers fee and shipping charges; bidders outside USA need to check on rates prior to auction
• See www.proxibid.com to view more than 1,750 pictures and online instructions.
• Auctioneer: Jim Arneson, Reg. Wisconsin auctioneer #836, Neillsville, (715) 797-1319;
• Clerk/Web Master: Ed Newman, Sparta, Wis.;
• Cataloger and Sale Manager: Kurt Kr