Bible belonging to Elvis Presley set to fetch £20,000


Kim Pilling
Wednesday 15 August 2012 14:03
A closer look at a Bible that used to belong to Elvis Presley, at Omega Auctions in Stockport
A closer look at a Bible that used to belong to Elvis Presley, at Omega Auctions in Stockport

A Bible belonging to Elvis Presley which contains handwritten notes by the star is to go on sale to mark the 35th anniversary of his death.

The book was given to him as a present by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes for his first Christmas at his Graceland home in 1957.

Its 1,600 pages contain numerous annotations by the King, who died on August 16 1977.

In one passage, Elvis wrote: "To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave."

The Bible, embossed in gold on a leather cover, is among more than 100 lots of rare Elvis memorabilia to go on sale at Stockport-based Omega Auctions on Saturday 8 September.

The collection is being sold on behalf of a British Elvis collector and the Bible is expected to fetch more than of £20,000.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "With much of the memorabilia in the collection having never previously been seen in the market, we are expecting significant interest from Elvis fans and collectors worldwide."


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