Elvis' Walther PPK For Auction


By: Elvis Australia
Source: Jay Williams
August 3, 2004

Elvis Presley's gold-plated 9mm Walther PPK handgun is one of several item's up for auction in the UK.

The following text is from a press release.

The gold-plated handgun used by Elvis Presley to blast the screens out of TV sets is going under the hammer in the ultimate rock and roll auction.
 
The handgun is expected to fetch in the region of 60,000 (UK sterling) in an auction to celebrate 50 years of rock and roll, and mark the anniversary of his untimely death in August 1977. The shooter is the star lot in a sale on the Auctionworld cable broadcast on Sky Channel 651 and NTL 924 on Sunday August 15th.
 
Bidders can also stake their claim for the unique item via the website, Click Here.
 
Nearly 70 of the King s personal effects must go, include:
 
  Elvis' racquet ball racquet
  Pair of blue boxer shorts
  An acoustic guitar played by Elvis in the early 1950s
  Elvis' Star of David necklace
  Two pairs of white shoes
  Elvis' two-piece sweat suit
  The last diamond ring Elvis ever wore on stage
  His jacket from the 1965 movie Girl Happy
  A pair of handcuffs
  Scarves
  Signed items
 
The three-day auction kicks off on the evening of Friday August 13th and most lots have a starting price of just 10.
 
Auctionworld's sister channel, Click Here is also running a three-day auction.
 
Lots include:
 
  1956 concert ticket
  Movie script for the 1964 movie Viva Las Vegas 
  Elvis' glasses case
  Scarves
  Lobby cards for That s the Way It Is
  Telegram concerning Elvis' legendary 1973 Aloha From Hawaii show
 
Auctionworld MD George Spitaliotis said: This is a fantastic opportunity for the general public to purchase their own piece of rock and roll history.
 
This quality of item's usually only crop up very occasionally in closed  auctions.  We are changing that on chase-it.tv everyone can join in the action. Items are sold with certificates of authenticity and where possible other documentation.
 
Dave Hebler, Elvis' bodyguard from 1972 to 1976, will be special guest on the show along with veteran DJ and Elvis fan David Hamilton. Dave, 66, was present on two occasions when Elvis blasted out TV sets. He said: One time we were sitting around at Graceland and Elvis was watching an interview with a celebrity he wasn't particularly impressed with. He just said that'll be quite enough of that bull**** , whipped out his gun and blasted the screen out of the TV.
 
For further information call
 
Steve Taylor, Marketing Manager, Auctionworld: (+1992) 765937

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