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Lot 84: Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)

The Auction at Graceland - October 29, 2016

by The Auction at Graceland

29 October 2016

Memphis, TN, USA

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  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
  • Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Elvis Presley Christmas and Other Holiday Cards (20)
   
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Description:

Elvis and the Colonel always remembered friends and fans at the holidays throughout the years. Offered is an extensive 20-piece collection of examples of the festive greetings issued by Elvis and the Colonel from the 1950s through the 1970s. Of special note are the 1964 fold-out card that was mailed from Graceland and the 1969 card which was most likely mailed by the Colonel. Included in this comprehensive collection are:

  • 1958 Christmas Card, addressed to "Mrs. Jerry Davis" from the "The E.P. Continentals," an early Elvis fan club, 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches (21.59 x 13.97 cm)
  • 1959 Christmas Postcard, 5 3/8 by 3 1/8 inches (13.63 x 7.94 cm)
  • 1960 Christmas Card, notated on reverse "Col. Parker's Office/Bungalow 5/20th," 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches (21.59 x 13.97 cm)
  • 1961 Christmas Postcard, 5 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches (13.34 x 8.26 cm)
  • 1964 Christmas Fold-Out Card, accompanied by original envelope addressed to "Evelyn Netas" and mailed on Dec. 21, 1964, 8 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches folded (20.95 x 12.7 cm), 16 5/8 by 10 1/4 inches open (42.22 x 26.04 cm)
  • 1965 Christmas Card, 8 by 5 inches (20.32 x 12.7 cm)
  • 1966 Elvis "Gold Car on Tour" Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1966 Christmas Card, 8 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches (21.27 x 13.65 cm)
  • 1967 Easter Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1967 Christmas Postcard, 5 3/8 by 3 1/2 inches (13.65 x 8.26 cm)
  • 1967 Elvis Christmas Special 28-Page Booklet, 7 1/2 by 4 inches (19.05 x 10.16 cm)
  • 1968 Easter Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1969 Easter Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1969 Christmas Card, Virgin Mary, most likely mailed by the Colonel personally, 7 by 5 inches (17.78 x 12.7 cm)
  • 1969 Christmas Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1970 Christmas Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1972 Christmas Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1973 Happy Birthday Postcard, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (13.97 x 8.89 cm)
  • 1974 Christmas Card, 8 by 5 3/8 inches (20.32 x 13.65 cm)
  • 1975 Christmas Card, 6 7/8 by 4 7/8 inches (17.46 x 12.38 cm)

This bountiful collection is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Condition Report: The group varies only slightly in condition, with most examples in Excellent or better condition. A number of the later pieces are Near Mint.

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