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Elvis Presley underpants could fetch 10,000 at auction
BBC News ^ | 26 August 2012 Last updated at 08:06 ET | no byline

Posted on 08/28/2012 11:23:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

...The light blue briefs will go under the hammer at an auction of Elvis Presley pop memorabilia in Stockport, Greater Manchester, next month.

Presley died 35 years ago this month, on August 16 1977.

There is expected to be a lot of interest in the auction from his fans from across the globe.

The singer did not want any lines visible while he was on stage and this pair of underwear was obtained from the estate of Vernon Presley, the star's father....

Also up for sale is his personal Holy Bible, which is expected to raise up to £25,000.

The bible was given to Presley on his first Christmas at Graceland in 1957 and used throughout his life.

It contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, annotations and underlining throughout.

Poignantly, one of the many lines emphasised by the entertainer states: "What is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself or be cast away."

...The auction will be streamed live from the Omega Auctions website on 8 September.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: auction; celebrity; elvis; elvispresley
http://www.omegaauctions.co.uk/ElvisPresley.php
1 posted on 08/28/2012 11:23:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Daffynition

Not a ping.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 11:25:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They finally figured out Phase 2.

3 posted on 08/28/2012 11:38:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

ZING!


4 posted on 08/28/2012 11:38:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Semper Mark; humblegunner; Eaker; ...

Not having had much use for underthings since my discharge from the Army, it’s unlikely that anything like this of mine will ever be auctioned off.

However, I do have an image of Elvis done by my first male child using a old cloth diaper as a canvas.

(The medium was, how should I say this? ... “Organic.”)

So - What am I bid?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 11:39:27 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I think the headline is the result of a misunderstanding. Someone probably said his underpants “held 10,000 pounds”, not that they were “worth 10,000 pounds”.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 11:39:52 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: shibumi
Who needs underwear advice?


7 posted on 08/28/2012 11:43:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Elvis v Obama in the underwear battle for the ages.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 11:46:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Did Elvis the Pelvis shave his underarms?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 11:57:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: a fool in paradise

Someone wants to make a TENT out of them..


10 posted on 08/29/2012 12:02:57 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Terry Mross

Dunno...I’ve not been briefed.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 1:18:21 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: shibumi

12 posted on 08/29/2012 1:23:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: a fool in paradise

13 posted on 08/29/2012 1:26:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 08/29/2012 1:30:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!!


15 posted on 08/29/2012 1:41:43 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: a fool in paradise

Mitt will buy them. They are “magic”.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 3:51:10 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-NOPE Cain?- Guess NOT. ABO & ABMR. I'm going Goode.)
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To: Daffynition

From looking at the picture there’s no “hair there”.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: a fool in paradise; shibumi

Let’s hope that those stains are just peanut butter.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 9:10:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Terry Mross; shibumi

Maybe it’s a debilitory he has. First we learn that shibumi goes *commando* and now this....Elvis shaves? I’m going to need professional help. :)


19 posted on 08/29/2012 9:17:44 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JoeProBono
For 10¢ extra, maybe they did his underarms. :(


20 posted on 08/29/2012 9:21:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I hope the briefs go on tour. I saw Elvis’s coat back in 1978. Great show!


21 posted on 08/29/2012 11:21:13 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: 4yearlurker; Revolting cat!
The Briefs haven't been on tour in some time.

http://www.myspace.com/thebriefs

And the Stains are a fictitious band in a decent film.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 6:32:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Terry Mross; Daffynition; Revolting cat!
Did Elvis the Pelvis shave his underarms?

I hear when he used deodorant, he used the ball kind.

23 posted on 08/29/2012 6:34:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Terry Mross; Daffynition; Revolting cat!

What were y'all thinking I meant?

24 posted on 08/29/2012 6:36:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Can you see the image of Elvis in them?


25 posted on 08/29/2012 6:37:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: shibumi

Skid marks are a dime a dozen, you ain’t gonna get no bids.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 6:38:48 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: a fool in paradise
Elvis is everywhere.
27 posted on 08/29/2012 6:55:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Dude, in the 70s you could buy them for pennies at the Salvation Army store in Memphis.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 7:01:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise
R U Sure you know what you are talkin' 'bout, Son?


29 posted on 08/29/2012 11:24:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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