Original Contract to Purchase Graceland, Signed by Elvis Presely, to Cross the Block on Proxibid Bid live online on Sunday, April 25 for the original contract to purchase Graceland. This item is part of a three-day auction presented by Philip Weiss Auctioneers - www.proxibid.com/pwauctions.
News-Antique.com - Mar 29,2010 - Omaha, NE – March 29, 2010 – Proxibid, the world’s largest provider of live auction webcasting services, has been selected by Philip Weiss Auctioneers to bring its upcoming three-day auction live, online. The live auction will take place Friday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. EDT, and will continue on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. EDT daily, with online bidding taking place via Proxibid. Auction registration for each day is already available by visiting www.proxibid.com/pwauctions.
The three-day event includes many rare items, including vintage Star Wars figurines in their original packaging, important papers and Beatles memorabilia. One of the most sought-after items available in this auction is the file containing the purchase and sale agreement and settlement sheet for Graceland, the Memphis home that Presley purchased from Ruth Brown Moore in 1957. The document was signed by Elvis and his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, and will cross the auction block during the April 25 sale.
The file also includes the contract to acquire the home Elvis initially purchased in Memphis, at 1034 Audubon Road. That document is signed by all three Presleys and details the price paid and the terms. Later, when Elvis purchased Graceland, part of the agreement had him turning the Audubon Road property over to Ruth Brown Moore. Additionally, the documents for Elvis’ purchase of the Circle G Ranch, where Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned in 1967, will be sold as part of this file.
Featured items crossing the auction block during Friday’s auction include toys and trains with names like American Flyer, Lionel and more. Toys, wind-ups, cast-iron, pressed steel trucks, a Cragstan Radical Robot with original box, cast-iron banks (Bread Winner, Fowler, Panorama) and others will also be available for live online bidding during this event. Bidders will not want to miss the opportunity to bid live on 80 lots of vintage 1977-through-1983 Star Wars action figures, playsets and vehicles in their original packaging.
Saturday’s auction will feature the comprehensive, extensive Edward Ryan collection of paper and toy soldiers, as well as French military items. More than 120 boxed Britains sets, important reference material, uncut paper soldier sheets, rare French military paraphernalia, important French political and military autographs and more will cross the auction block during this auction.
Toy collectors will not want to miss the wonderful selection of boxed paper soldier sets by Milton Bradley, Raphael Tuck, McLoughlin and Parker Brothers, including a rare “The War in Cuba, a Game for Boys,” still in the box, hand-painted dioramas.
Collectors of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia will want to log on and bid live in Sunday’s auction. In addition to the Elvis Presley memorabilia, this auction is complete with Beatles memorabilia, signed Buddy Holly albums and Jimi Hendrix concert posters. Featured items include an unreleased master reel-to-reel tape of the Beatles' press conference, in its entirety, in New York City on Aug. 22, 1966, for their appearance at Shea Stadium the following day, and a Stadium concert poster in a format previously