In some stunning Rockhurst Elvis auction results a 1954 14" handpainted, cardboard ceiling hanger to promote the release of Elvis' "SUN #209" sold for $63,250. The estimate was $3,000 - $5,000.
It was offered as the very first advertisement for an Elvis Presley record.
Lot 11 1954 Elvis Presley Ceiling Hanger Advertisement from “Poplar Tunes” Memphis Record Store for His FIRST Sun Record “That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky”
An incredible price for a hand painted cardboard prop!
Other sales included
- Elvis Presley Owned Neostyle Nautic "TCB" Sunglasses - Gifted to Friend Kathie "Kitten" Spehar in His Suite at The Las Vegas Hilton
sold for $37,375 (Estimate $50,000 - $75,000)
- Elvis Presley Owned and Played 1970 Hagstrom Viking V-1 Electric Guitar Purchased for Concert Use - Given to Charlie Hodge
sold for $31,625 (Est: $50,000 - $75,000)
- Elvis Presley Owned 22-Diamond and Gold Ring Gifted to J.D. Sumner - Former Mike Moon Collection - with LOA from Graceland Authenticated
sold for $20,700 (Est $20,000 - $25,000)
- Rare Complete Set of Five Elvis Presley’s Sun 78 RPM 10-Inch Records – with LOA from Graceland Authenticated
The records present in GD+ condition overall, with moderate to heavy scuffing and many scratches.
Sold for $3,450 (Est: $3,000 - $5,000)
- Elvis Presley's Kenpo Karate 7th Degree Black Belt Gold Metal ID Card - Dated August 16, 1974 - Gifted to J.D. Sumner, Former Mike Moon Collection
Sold for $4,313 (Est: $3,000 - $5,000)
Interestingly the TCB necklace Minimum Bid: $5,000 was passed in.