Along with those who appreciate Elvis’ music and movies are those fanatics who will pay large amounts of money for any genuine article that’s related to the star. That may explain why strange memorabilia has made their way onto this list and through the wallets of buyers. While going through the boxes in your storage, think twice before throwing what might be very valuable to the right collector.
From the Head of the King Himself
A jar measuring 2 inches by 2.5 inches containing thousands of hairs from Elvis was auctioned off in 2010 by Heritage Auction Galleries for $16,730.
Paper Worth its Weight in Gold
A 3 page sales contract of Graceland with the signatures of Elvis and his parents are worth over $38 thousand, meaning the buyer paid thousands of dollars per gram. The auction was held in 2010 and includes the engineer’s survey draft.
The Million Dollar Piano
Finely crafted musical instruments are very expensive, but the value of this piano comes from the prestigious owner. It’s a Knabe piano which Elvis than had refinished in white. It was then housed from 1969 in Graceland to 2010 when it was put up for auction at the impressive price tag.
The World’s Most Valuable Empty Container
A cracked prescription bottle sold for $3,883.75 in 2010 that was prescribed in Elvis’ name. The prescription was dated 1974 for antibiotics.
Another Valuable Medical Oddity
Presley’s personal optician prescribed his sunglasses which are housed 14k gold frames. The lenses famously fade from dark to light, and a lightning bolt is pressed into the frame around the temples. The highest bid in auction ended at $21,510.
The Jumpsuit from his Later Years
The white one-piece would become his trademark under a highly styled bouffant, but this pink jumpsuit is also unique. Rhinestones line the torso and bell bottoms, hand sewn onto this custom made article of clothing by Nudie Cohn. The jumpsuit commanded nearly $10 thousand at the auction in 2010.
Always Thinking of His Fans
To show his generosity towards his fans, Elvis would toss a towel into the crowd where it would be snatched up by the nearest lucky audience member. He had satin scarves silk-screened with his signature made specifically for that reason. A muted baby blue version sold for $567.73 in 2008.