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Another Assortment of Elvis Goodies That Need a New Home

I hope some of you will find a collectible or two here you like.  Keep in mind that the prices are delivered – no shipping costs get added.  I must admit I guessed too low on the postage for two of the items I sold last time.  It was so high on one that it came to more than the selling price. Oh, well. It still went to a good home.

Directions on buying procedure is at the end of this post.

One other point, the price delivered to Canada would be at approximately 50% higher than the listed price.

 

Editors’ Note:  The decals are sold.

Four Elvis Decals:

This is two versions of the same Elvis picture. I particularly like the white version that would look so cool on a dark background. They measure 4” x 5-1/2”.

 

These are two copies of the same decal showing Elvis in the famous Sundial jumpsuit. They measure 4” x 5”.

All four decals for just $5 delivered.

 

Las Vegas Elvis Figurine:


McFarlane Toys is well-known for top quality, highly-detailed figurines, and this is a shining example.

See the fringe hanging down from the sequined white jumpsuit typical of those Elvis wore in Las Vegas? That is a great example of how excellent the detail work is.

The figurine and base are almost 8 inches tall.

Las Vegas Elvis is no longer available from McFarlane. The best price on eBay is $28 plus $9 shipping for a sealed one like mine (there are also prices of $50, $70, and even over $100). But this wonderful Elvis collectible can be yours for $23 delivered.

 

Editor’s Note:  The ticket is sold.

Elvis Concert Ticket:

This ticket was from a June 5, 1976 concert at the Omni in Atlanta. It is preserved in thick, clear acrylic plastic. Very nice presentation.

The acrylic is heavy, so I’ll be eating a lot of postage. $7 delivered to you.

 

Editor’s Note:  The puzzle is sold.

All About Elvis Puzzle:

This is a 1,000 piece puzzle that is 27” by 20” when put together. It features a photo of Elvis from the pool scene in Jailhouse Rock. But this is a puzzle with something special. All around its perimeter are boxes (called scenes) with text and little pictures detailing Elvis’ life history. What’s special is that inside the boxes are clues telling you what pieces to find next.

The back of the packaging calls it:

A terrific story-telling puzzle. Each scene uncovers fascinating facts or amazing trivia… and then leads you to the rest of the story.

This unusual puzzle has a range of prices on eBay, but the cheapest is an opened one for $12 plus $8 postage. Mine is still-sealed. With that much postage, my price of $14 delivered is a good deal.

 

Editor’s Note:  The Elvis stamp assortment has been sold.

 

An Elvis Stamp Assortment:

This is a numbered sheet of the famous Elvis stamp released on January 8, 1993. Don’t you wish stamps still cost 29 cents? There are 40 stamps in this sheet, so at the very least it is $11.60 worth of usable postage. But the real value is because it is a numbered sheet of historical important Elvis stamps.

 

This is an even better sheet of 40 stamps, because it is presented inside a sealed Commemorative Edition cardboard sleeve.

 

This one takes some explaining. You can see the single stamp in the center. It is also postmarked with a First Day of Issue postmark. The sleeve is the size of the jackets on 45 records. The center cut-out is just like they used to be, and the thumb-pull cut-out was very common on old 45 sleeves.

I wanted to see what this item was going for on eBay, but I didn’t know what to call it in the search box. After three tries I found Elvis Presley 1st Day of Stamp Issue Ceremony Program. And below it in the scroll was First Day of Issue Stamp, 45 RPM Record Sleeve & Program.

Because my copy is still sealed, I did not know there was a program inside. You can barely make out the January 8, 1993 date. The Postal Service had an extravagant first day of issue release ceremony at Graceland on Elvis’ birthday, and that’s the program inside.

Side note: I tried to find some pictures of the ceremony on Google, but I didn’t have time to really dig deep. I remember watching it on TV, or maybe just a clip on CNN, but one thing stuck in my mind. Jerry Lee Lewis was there.

 

These are envelopes the Postal Service sold back when the stamp was issued. They have a big B&W picture of the Elvis stamp printed on it, but there is enough room to put on an address. I have one blue and two white envelopes.

 

The Postal Service did so many special things with the Elvis stamp. One of them was giving us fans a chance to vote on the image for the stamp. In the months leading up to the release, you could go up to the post office counter and ask for ballots. They were on postcards. You marked your pick and sent the card back to be tabulated.

The top image above was generally called the “Young Elvis” stamp, and the other was tabbed the “Old, Fat Elvis.” This was so wrong because the drawing was based on a photo taken at the Aloha From Hawaii TV special when Elvis was only 38. The fat tag was totally outrageous, because Elvis trained and dieted for months before that show, and he was in terrific shape.

 

The items offered in this Elvis Stamp Package so far are all worthy collectibles. But I am offering so freebies, as well.

 

This is a promo mailing piece the Postal Service put out to promote the stamps. Inside it showed and described all the other Elvis stamp goodies they were offering.

 

The Postal Service wasn’t alone in selling items related to the Elvis stamp. Graceland got in on the act in a big way.

 

This is the catalogue of all the products Graceland was offering with the Elvis stamp on them. Here is a partial list:

Music box
Watches
Earrings
Tie tac
Desk clock
Wall clock
Poster
Pewter letter opener
Pewter collectible Spoon
Pewter keyring
Beer stein
License plate
Puzzle
Stained glass
Pillow
Sweatshirt
T-shirt
Baseball cap
Oven mitt and potholder
Hand towel
Refrigerator magnet
Beach towel (I brought one of these and used it a lot)
Shot glass
Coffee mug

Graceland never missed an opportunity to sell Elvis collectibles, did they?

 

So, that’s the whole Elvis stamp package: a numbered sheet of 40, another sheet presented inside a sealed Commemorative Edition sleeve, First Day of Issue Stamp in 45 RPM record sleeve & program, three envelopes printed with the stamp picture, the Elvis stamp ballot, and two freebies. Snap this one up for $50.

 

The Elvis Stamp Watch:

This is one of two items in the Graceland catalog that I am offering for sale. It is the rectangular watch, and you can see that the original price was $39.95 (plus shipping).

It comes in the original box and has never been worn. It can be yours for $14.

 

Elvis Stamp Stained Glass:

This is another picture of a listing in the Graceland catalog. I would call it stained-glass-lite, because it doesn’t have individual pieces of glass held together with solder. But it still looks very nice hanging from a suction-cup hook on a window. The catalog picture doesn’t show the gold-color chain and frame around the glass.

A bonus feature is that you can view it from both sides, and looking at the back flips the Elvis picture and we see Elvis facing left.

Although the original price was $39.95 plus shipping, this item goes for $16 delivered.

 

Okay, If you like any of these offered items and would like to purchase them, 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, let me know, and I’ll hold your selection for you until it arrives.

Thank you so much for your support.

Phil Arnold
Original ElvisBlogmeister