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Lot 31: 1954 Sun Records Credit Memo Listing Sun 209 "That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Elvis Presley and Original Copy of the 45
29 October 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Offered is the pink copy of a Sun Records credit memo issued to Bronzeville Record Distributing Company in Chicago, Illinois. The standard Sun Records "invoice" has been struck out to make this copy a merchandise credit slip. Credit memo #368, dated 11/10/54, lists 15 different Sun record numbers in the far left column and the quantity of each that was returned on November 4, 1954. With a total of 1,120 records returned at 40 cents each, Bronzeville Record Distributing Company had a merchandise credit of $448. Included in the list of returned records were two from The Prisonaires and Sun record number 209, "That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky," which was the first of five Elvis singles to be released by Sun Records, where he recorded 24 songs between 1953 and 1955. The credit memo is offered with an original copy of the Sun record number 209 in period sleeve and a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The receipt has vertical and horizontal fold creases, fold line at upper right corner, areas of paper loss to left edge, minor tear near center tight side, tiny hole near upper left corner and reverse has an ink mark, otherwise in excellent condition overall. The record is in used and loved condition showing signs of having been played frequently.