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Congratulations on your desire/intent to start, continue, etc. collecting Elvis Presley Memorabilia!
The "beauty" of collecting Elvis Presley items is that (a) it is never boring (b) new things are always forthcoming (c) there are so many categories - sub categories to chose from and (d) there are many "resources" to turn to for questions/fun/advice/etc. Whatever your "passion" is, for Elvis, odds are that you can find it on online such as records, books, photographs, DVDs, Cd's, etc.
Please check out our page entitled "Elvis Links" for the list of Elvis Presley themed websites that meet and/or exceed our STRINGENT criteria. For us to recommend any of these sites they have EARNED our respect, admiration, and acknowledgment herein.
Here are some "guidelines" concerning collecting Elvis Presley memorabilia/collectibles that may save you some time, money, and minimize any (potential) aggravation:
Memphis Mafia - Marty Lacker is a diehard HONEST Elvis Presley advocate who we have the utmost respect for. Sadly, Lamar Fike recently passed away and he was an excellent source of Elvis knowledge as is Red West, Sonny West, and Billy Smith. We highly encourage you to support their endeavors for they truly are irreplaceable sources of Elvis Presley knowledge/information/documentation.
Photos - We will continue to update, and improve, our website with rare and unqiue content with the goal of having the largest source of; photographs, audio files, rare documents, and Elvis autographs available to view on the internet.
Memorabilia - Paul Litcher is a WONDERFUL source at ElvisUnique. Paul is an ELVIS AUTHORITY and has been for many many years now. We are eternally thankful to Paul Litcher as we have used his books, starting in the 70's, as a "bible" for cross referencing/authenticating Elvis Presley Memorabilia.
Autographs - PLEASE ensure that only after you have "crossed all of your T's and dotted all of your I's", concerning Elvis Presley, before you ever start to TRY to collect/invest in this "category". There are a few, in our opinion, "legit" sources for "authentication" (including but not limited to the aforementioned Paul Litcher) concerning Elvis' autographs (excluding any photographs that were issued/imprinted with salutations such as "Sincerely, Elvis Presley - which was very common with RCA, Boxcar, Colonel Parker, etc.).
Records - Our priority would be 78's followed by 33's LP (stands for Long Play) followed by 33's followed by 45's followed by Cd's followed by cassettes followed by 8-tracks. Our "time frame" priorities would be 1954-1959, then 1969, then 1970-1973, then 1967-1968, then 1960-1962, then 1963-1966, then 1977, then 1976, then 1974, then 1975. But, again, you should "follow your heart" OR in this case "ear" for what YOU like.
Books/DVDs/Cd's - Two words for exceptional books, accurate and unbiased, and those words are ALANNA NASH. Alanna Nash is an exceptional writer and her books are available on www.Amazon.com so please check them out.
It may not be "cool", according to some but there is nothing "wrong" - and everything "right" about going against the grain, but your local Library is a GREAT place to start. Several of our Libraries offer, in addition to books of course, the ability to check out (for weeks at a time) DVDs and Cd's about Elvis Presley.
When you find the items that you "can't live without", and we CAUTION you here because it may be that everything you hear/read about Elvis you "can't live without", then (a) confirm that you have the monetary means - without harming your financial resources - FIRST and FOREMOST and if so then (b) go online to do a product search - and then buy it! If you find an item you really want, but it is just a bit out of your budget, then see IF the Seller allows you to "make an offer". If so, then make sure that you review the shipping/handling charges, and disclosures, in addition to the price itself.
Misc - Anything by Joe Esposito is a MUST! Joe was Elvis' best friend, co-worker, and just a wonderful asset who we are THANKFUL was in Elvis' life and continues to share his experiences with Elvis fans. Priscilla Presley wrote an honest, heart-felt, and memorable book entitled "Elvis and Me". June Juanica, who was Elvis love starting in 1955, also is a big THUMBS UP (both the book and the DVD). There are various books, etc. by the (renowned) "Memphis Mafia" as well as by the (always talented and beautiful) Sandi Pichon. Red West and Sonny West are also great sources. Lastly, Charlie Hodge (who has passed away sadly) left us with several "insightful" items/publications as well.
The "hard truth" about collecting Elvis Presley items is that very few of us will ever have the "monetary means" to actually OWN things like Elvis jumpsuits, original jewelry, automobiles, personal effects, etc. But collecting Elvis memorabilia (again) should be "from the heart" and if it makes you happy, and it's legal, then great. There are so many Elvis items available that one could NEVER own everything (contrary to what others have stated) and it would be (virtually) impossible.
Elvis left us (3) three decades of works (i.e. music, movies, etc.) so you have allot of things to choose from.
Lastly, THANK YOU for being an Elvis Presley Fan and may God bless you.
Rare photos of Elvis with Ed Parker circa 1971 and please note that Elvis is holding a large knife in both photos
Marriage Certificate TCB Oath Tree of Life present given to Elvis from Joe Esposito
Please note that we are in the process of adding the details of each of these photos:
Same car that Vernon bough for Elvis Rare newspaper article
Elvis Presley Football Team circa 1960s
Sales contract RARE for Cadillac Rare Audubon Drive wooden fence letter
Elvis with his friend...Muhammad Ali:
RARE letter from Muhammad Ali to Jeff Schrembs circa 2005. Truly one of a kind.
Misc items related to Elvis:
Elvis Presley comic panel - truly rare
Elvis' jewelry, rings, watches and more:
Elvis' Guns & Police misc:
Elvis' bathroom and barber chair Las Vegas walk of fame star
Elvis Presley 66-card Bubble Gum Card Set 1956 :
Elvis Presley Bubble Gum Cards are a wonderful addition to any Elvis Presley Collection and it is HIGHLY SOUGHT OUT by Collectors. This set, of 66 cards, each individually numbered, featured scenes from Elvis’ first motion picture entitled “Love Me Tender” (which was originally titled “The Reno Brothers” but was changed, during filming, to the “theme song” - which was originally entitled “Ora Lee” but was changed to “Love Me Tender” entitled “Love Me Tender”.
This 66 card set was made by “Bubbles, Inc.” specifically for Elvis Presley Enterprises (which survives to this day and is also known as “EPE” with the much respected Jack Soden as CEO/President). Complete set of 66 cards (numbered 1-66) featuring concert photos, studio photos and various scenes from the motion picture 'LOVE ME TENDER'. Made by Bubbles Inc. for Elvis Presley Enterprises.
There have been many “misconceptions” concerning this 66 card set including “how is it that Topps Bubble Gum was licensed to produce this set”? The reality is that Elvis Presley Enterprises, through the coordinated efforts of Elvis’ Manager “Colonel Tom Parker” (whose motto was “create competition as long as you control all the competitors”), bought out the competing line thus “Bubbles, Inc.” was really Topps Bubble Gum!
Originally these cards were sold “five in a pack” for the sum of five cents. Single cards were also sold for the sum of “one cent” each.
The categories were: “Ask Elvis” and were numbered from #1 through # 46, “Elvis Career” were numbered from # 47-66. Each of these cards was produced IN COLOR.
Counterfeit Alert: Many counterfeits of these cards exist and they are produced in BLACK and WHITE! In recent years auction (note: sources are EBay, HAG, etc.) sales have ranged from, for a complete set of 66 cards - authenticated - in excellent condition - UNOPENED in the original wrappers, $ 1,275.00 (one thousand two hundred and seventy five dollars) to (as high as) $ 2,000.00 (two thousand dollars) .