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Collecting Elvis Presley Memorabilia and Collectibles

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Collecting Elvis Presley Memorabilia and Collectibles

Elvis Cookie Jar

Happy Memories

Elvis Presley, Have You Seen Him Lately?:

If not, you've just not looking! Elvis can be seen anywhere and everywhere. If anyone didn't die -- it was him. His popularity has never decreased and, thanks to Priscilla, his image is more alive today than ever. Elvis is one of just a handful of people that are only need their first name to be instantly identifiable. Say the name Elvis and it won't matter where in the world you are or in what age group of people, everyone will know who you are talking about.

Take the Trivia Quiz!:

If you count yourself as an Elvis fan, this fun quiz is probably too easy for you. But give it a try anyway. No prizes or recognition, just your own personal satisfaction that you can do it! Answer each question, keeping track of the monies you lose or accumulate.
Take the Elvis Quiz

The Dick Clark Auction:

It was a Rock and Roll lovers dream of an auction, as a portion of Dick Clark's personal collection was auctioned off by Guernsey's in their December 2006 auction. Check out a few of the many Elvis Presley items that were sold.
The Dick Clark Auction

Auction Pictures and Prices:

Pictures and prices of assorted Elvis memorabilia from some of the big auction houses.
Pictures and Prices

Miscellaneous Text Price List:
When these prices were gathered, there were over 10,000 Elvis items being offered for sale!
August 2002 Prices

Strange and Unusual Collectibles:

With as popular an icon as Elvis -- anything that can be will be, emblazoned with his image or name and put up for sale. Anything to make a buck. . . .

Poking around the Internet found these different Elvis items, some are vintage, some are new -- and a lot are just down right strange!
Weird Collectibles

Elvis on Velvet:

Elvis has certainly inspired his share of tacky collectibles, including the must-have, Elvis Presley velvet painting. I couldn't resist when coming across one at a thrift shop and I believe it's the perfect definition of "Kitsch".
Elvis on Velvet

Elvis Presley Cookie Jars:

Numerous Elvis jars have been produced, here are a few to check out, including the wonderful Happy Memories one shown on this page.
Elvis Cookie Jars

Over One Billion Records Sold:

Presley sold over one billion records and 150 albums and singles, check out a few prices for 45 RPMS.
Records and Prices

Figurines:

Numerous companies have created Elvis figures, including numerous Mattel editions, The Ashton-Drake Galleries, Franklin Mint, Danbury Mint, McFarlane and Royal Doulton.

Celebrating Elvis Aaron Presley:

Born: January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi
Died: August 16, 1977 at Graceland

From Elvis' start with Sun Records in 1954 and the Louisiana Hayride to sell-out concerts in Las Vegas in the 1970s, Elvis has always had loyal and enthusiastic fans and, as fans, we all want something to help connect us with our favorite stars. That's when we start collecting anything at all related to them. Records, posters, concert tickets, etc. all become valuable, but since those aren't enough to quench our thirst, licensed items start being produced.

After he became famous, Elvis "items" were produced and continued throughout his career and are produced even more prolifically now. Of course any collector would love to have a collection that was all vintage items, but since they are scarce and hard-to-find, they've become unaffordable for all but the most rabid and affluent fans. Luckily in recent years numerous companies have produced a bounty of Elvis collectibles helping to satisfy collectors looking for affordable price ranges.

These newly made collectibles are very popular and, even though it's been many years since his death, more items are licensed and crop up every year. Just a quick visit to the official Elvis Presley site will give you an idea of the range being offered. Since it would be virtually impossible to list everything Elvis that is collectible, here are a few highlights of some great stuff that is a little bit off the beaten path.

The true Elvis aficionado most likely knew about the Elvis Presley Furniture Collection by Vaughn-Bassett. No red velvet... but lots of subtle Elvis touches were on the furniture line.

The Vandor Company has produced one of the larger selections of Elvis collectibles, including table top items, cookie jars, and numerous other decorative pieces.

Want an Elvis Christmas tree? For the past few years Carlton Cards has issued the best Elvis Presley figural ornaments around and they're musical! Issue prices are around $35. The local stores usually sell out of these fairly early in the season and I've spotted the first one from 1995 selling for around $95. Other companies producing holiday pieces include Hallmark, American Greetings, Kurt Adler and Department 56.

Also think Elvis coffee, wine, jewelry, scrapbooking, house keys, lots of clothing, mugs, bears and even a Jailhouse Rock bicycle. In other words, if you want it -- it's probably been made with an Elvis logo!

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