More Elvis Stuff That Needs A Good Home

For fifteen years I have been diligent about putting up a post every weekend. Now that things are nearing the end, I guess I’m stretching it out. I’m having some anxiety about not doing this anymore.

Anyway, there will be three last posts. Next will be a regular post – Elvis… The Movie Kisses: Part 2. And then I’ll post some kind of parting thoughts. I have a solid reference for this because my friend Alan Hanson wrote a great good bye when he shut down his Elvis History Blog in December.

For now, here are some new items to consider. I’ll write a little about each one, to make it interesting even if you’re not buying.

Four Elvis Calendars

Top left is s still-sealed 2003 Calendar. It has ten shots from his movies and two from the Army days.

Top right is a still-sealed 2002 calendar. It has 16 color photos of Elvis in the movies, the ’68 Special, movie promo pictures, and one from an early photo session.

The TV Guide calendar for 2009 is interesting. There are reproductions of 16 TV Guides with Elvis on the cover.

And last, we have a 16 month 2007 calendar with all Al Wertheimer photos. They used two or three that I never saw before.

$15 for all four

 

8-Packs of Elvis International Magazines

 

Note:  All five groups of Elvis International magazines are sold.

Each pack contains a mixed selection of issues fro the early 90s to 2009.

 

 

$15 for each group of 8 magazines.

 

Six Bootleg Concert CDs

Note:  This set has been sold.

 

This selection includes:

Opening Night Las Vegas International Hotel, 1969
Pearl Harbor Show 1961
Louisiana Hayride, Frank Sinatra Show 1960
Little Rock Concert, May 16, 1956
Live in Las Vegas, August 24, 1969
Tupelo Concert, Sept 26, 1956

In this collection you get to compare Elvis’ early stuff against his Vegas shows. When he first returned to live performances, Elvis’ sang more of his 50’s hits than he did the later concerts.

$15 for all six

 

18 Full-Page Elvis Pictures

Note:  This set has been sold.

 

These are all 8-1/2” x 11”. They are big outstanding Elvis pictures saved from Elvis International magazines

$10 for all 18.

 

Elvis Presley Comic Books

Elvis Shrugged is a satire based on Ayn Rand’s magnum opus “Atlas Shrugged.” You may recognize on the cover Madonna, Michael Jackson, Frank Zappa, Willie Nelson and others. Very rare set.

$15 for all three.

 

The Elvis Presley Experience tells the story of his life in comic book form. There is a bit of sci-fi stuff at the beginning before the real story begins. I have Part 1 about Elvis’ early days up until he signed with Col. Parker.  I don’t have Parts 2-5. Part 6 covers the’68 Special, Las Vegas, the split with Priscilla, and finally his death.  Part 7 is all fiction about a far-out cosmic return to the stage.

$10 for all three.

 

The Archives of Graceland Official Auction Catalog

Note:  This catalog has been sold.

 

This auction was held by Guernsey’s Auctioneers in October, 1999 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The book has 284 pages of stuff Elvis owned in his life. There are one, two, or three photos on every page. There is a long paragraph describing each item and recounting Elvis’ history with it. It even includes estimates of the amount everything is expected to bring at auction. You will find it fascinating reading.

$12

 

Elvis Centerfolds

   

 I wish my crummy camera would show how sharp and bright these images are. 11” x 17” on heavy-weight, slick paper. Also from Elvis International magazines.

$10 for all four.

 

Six-pack of CDs

The Legacy of Sun Records has 14 covers of classic Sun songs by Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, and others. ELVIS 56 contains 22 songs Elvis released in 1956, including B-sides and album cuts. Next is a CD with a cover that looks like an old 45 in a plain sleeve. It has three songs. All The King’s Men has Scotty and D.J. teaming up with the likes of Keith Richards, Cheap Trick, Ronnie McDowell on eleven original songs. Fill Me With Love is a unique CD inside a round metal case. It contains twelve Elvis songs from the early years. ELVIIS 2ND To None is a copy I made of Elvis’ 2004 CD. It contains 29 songs that were hits but did not reach #1.

$10 for all six.

 

Elvis Impersonator Yard Nome

An ElvisBlog reader told me she owns one of these. This is 13 inches tall and weighs a lot. Postage is going to kill me.

$10

 

If you want one of these offered items, let me know by email at philarnold@charter.net. Please don’t put it in Comments. Do indicate if you want a PayPal invoice, and I’ll get one right out. If you’d rather pay by check, I’ll hold your selection for you until it arrives.

Thank you so much for your support.

 

10 responses to “More Elvis Stuff That Needs A Good Home

  1. I so wish delivery to Australia was possible, you have so many things Phil. I so wanted this blog to keep going and yes I was one of them that was prepared to pay. Have been counting down the emails, I hope everything now and then you might be able to pop up a quick post to let us know how your wife and yourself are doing as your family, part of this big old Elvis family.

    • Hi Maureen: I like your idea about popping up a quick post after the website becomes static. I’ve been thinking about sending posts by email to the folks who have commented a lot, or bought my books, or supported me with the sales of my Elvis stuff. You would certainly be on the list.

      Phil

  2. Stella Robbins

    Hi. I’m new to your site and I think it’s great! I was wondering, do you have any of the original Elvis stamps for sale? The first ones that were made? And if so, how much are they selling for? I bought the stamps when they first came out but I used them back then. I would like to find another set, but this time to keep, not to use.
    Thanks alot, Stella Robbins.

    • Hi Stella. I have a block of 40 Elvis stamps with the plate number 2812. I could send these to you for $20 total including postage.

      Just in case You would like to go really big, I also have several items that I plan to offer as a set. I will send you info on them to your email

      Thanks, Phil Arnold

  3. Dear Phil,
    I’m so sorry that your wife has so many medical challenges but I understand that you need all your time to take care of her. I just wasn’t aware that was the case. I will miss seeing your blogs, I always look forward to them.

    • Hi Katgirlblue. Thanks for your nice thoughts. There is something I wrote at the top of my latest post that may make you feel better.

      Phil

  4. Hello, I’m interested in the Graceland auction catalog. How can I have a contact with you to buy it ?

  5. Hi Phil,
    I was distressed when I read the first paragraph. You wrote that you’re nearing the end. I thought the only thing changing is the format you will use. Are you now saying that you will not be continuing at all? Please clarify, thank you!

    • Hi Katgirlblue. This will answer your question. It is a message I sent to the people who wished to continue getting ElvisBlog by email.

      I am so very sorry to tell you that I will not be carrying on ElvisBlog as a paid email blog. Response was not very good, and a recent medical scare caused me to rethink what my priorities should be.

      My wife is 76 years old and has had four major surgeries since 2008. Two were open-heart for aortic aneurysm replacement. One was lung surgery to remove a cancerous nodule. She needs another aneurysm replacement surgery. Her esophagus basically stopped working, so she has a feeding tube in her stomach. I feed her formula four times a day.

      The odds are she will get worse, not better, requiring even more of my time for caregiving. I just need to let the blog go and take care of my wife.

      Sorry, Katgirlblu, that’s where things stand. Thanks for your concern.

      Phil

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