Original Contract to Purchase Graceland, Signed by Elvis Presely, to Cross the Auction Block on Proxibid

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Register today to bid live online on the original file of the purchase and sale of Graceland. Complete with Elvis Presley's signature, this file is sure to be the pinnacle of any Elvis or real estate memorabilia collection. The April 25 auction will take place live online on Proxibid - register today at http://www.proxibid.com/pwauctions.

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Bid live online for this very unique piece of Elvis memorabilia!

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 http://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 unseen.

Additionally, the Beatles collection of Joy Waugh Donnell, who was featured on the TV program 48 Hours and described by Paul McCartney as “the number one Beatles fan in America,” will be included in this auction. This collection includes a first-state pressing of the famous Yesterday and Today “butcher cover” album, Remco dolls, car mascot nodders, concert tickets, ephemera and items that were signed for her by all four Beatles before her recent passing.

For more information about these auctions or to register to bid, please visit http://www.proxibid.com/pwauctions.

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Since 2002, Proxibid has webcast more than 20,000 auctions – more than any other company in the industry. Proxibid’s proprietary live Internet bidding service and Web site were developed by auctioneers and industry-leading professionals to provide our bidders with the most user-friendly and comprehensive live online auction experience possible.

Proxibid’s customer service and support is unmatched in the industry. The company’s toll-free support center is open before, during and after every live auction, and is staffed with bi-lingual auction specialists who assist both bidders and auctioneers. For more information about Proxibid, please visit us online at http://www.proxibid.com.

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