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Buy an Elvis Christmas Gift for Yourself

It’s been a month since I pulled out some more Elvis stuff to sell. As I’ve said before, pretty soon we’ll have to move to a much smaller place, and I’d like these goodies to be in the hands of other Elvis fans by then. So, please look the items over and see if there isn’t something you’d like to have under the Christmas tree.


Editor’s Note:  All items except “Las Vegas Elvis” have been sold.


Elvis Hometown Newspaper the Day After His Death:


You’ve probably seen the Memphis papers for August 17, 1977 for sale before, but the one from Tupelo is much rarer. Naturally, I looked it up on eBay to see what kind of prices it was going for. There are three listings ranging from $50 to $131 delivered.



I tried to sell this back in January for $40, but I guess that wasn’t cheap enough. So, let’s cut that in half and offer it at just $20 delivered.

It is in generally good condition except for one tiny torn out piece. It has darkened with age, but has been stored in plastic for decades. This would be a great addition to your Elvis collection.


Editor’s Note:  Both knives have been sold.

Two Elvis Knives


Knife in a Metal Box:



This is a very classy single blade knife. It is 7-1/2” long and has the same Elvis image on both sides. The metal case is quite attractive and is in perfect shape, just like the knife.



I found one for sale on eBay for $17, so let’s beat that and price it at $10 delivered.


Franklin Mint Elvis Knife:


This is a Franklin Mint Collector Series Elvis Presley stainless steel folding dagger knife with original case. The knife has never been used and is in mint condition. It is also 7-1/2” long but is much heavier.



As you can see, the blade has the TCB logo at the top of an engraved guitar fretboard, plus a simulation of Elvis’ autograph. The guitar design is continued in the shape of the knife’s body and features an inlaid picture of Elvis.

I looked for this on eBay and found only one. It goes for $106. I want one of you fine Elvis fans to buy this from me, so the price is just $20. When you show off your Elvis collection, you will get a lot of compliments on this knife.


Editor’s Note:  All the TV Guides have been sold

TV Guide Four-Pack:


For the week of July 4-10, 2004, TV Guide produced four different covers with photos of Elvis. Here are the covers.



Each one came with a bonus CD of Elvis singing “That’s All Right.” All four are shrink-wrapped together in clear plastic as a set.

If you go on eBay, you can find one for $15.40 Let’s try it at $10. If that doesn’t work, I’ll open the pack and sell them individually.


Other TV Guides with Elvis Covers and Stories:


These are all priced at $3 each delivered.



The last one looks a little weird because this is a hologram and doesn’t photograph well. Look at it one way and you see Elvis with his lips puckered up. Tilt it a bit and see Elvis doing a lip snarl. Very cool. This one is $5.

If somebody comes in early and wants to buy all four, the price is $10.


Editor’s Note: The magnets have been sold.

Elvis Refrigerator Magnet Set:



You could post Elvis all over your house with these five magnets. They are good sized – the one in the middle is 7” high. Just $4 delivered



Rolling Stone Magazine Elvis Cover Issues:


Not just Elvis, but the 100 greatest singers of all time. The tribute to Elvis is written by Robert Plant, legendary lead singer of Led Zeppelin.


Not just Elvis, but all ten charter members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Plus a special Rolling Stone interview with Sam Phillips.


As the cover says, this issue celebrates the first four decades of rock, but the emphasis is on the 50s. There are nice articles on Carl Perkins, Dick Clark, Buddy Holly, Lieber & Stoller, and others. Plus the Rolling Stone picks for the 50 most essential recordings of the 50s.

This group of three outstanding Rolling Stone magazines is a bargain at $12. As a bonus, I will include a six-page photo essay of nine shots taken by photographer Jay Leviton of Elvis during tours in August 1956. (The cover of this issue has Motley Crue on it. I figure you’d rather have just the special Elvis section.)



McFarlane “Las Vegas Elvis” Action Figure:



I offered this wonderful item back in October for $23 delivered, and there were no takers. This surprised me because the prices for it on eBay ranged from $37 to $100. I have figured out a way to offer it for less. In the photo above, you can see the packaging includes a rigid flap on the left. This required a large box to ship in and extra postage. So I have cut that flap


The figurine is still encased in tough plastic. 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? This shows how excellent the detail work on the entire figurine is.

This outstanding Elvis collectible can be yours for $15 delivered. You will be super proud to have “Las Vega Elvis” displayed with your other Elvis goodies.



Elvis International Magazines:



These have been good sellers in the past, and I have just enough left for one more offer. Here are 12 issues with tons of color photos and articles. Five of them are the special extra-thick Birthday and Anniversary Collectors’ Editions. An excellent buy at $20 for all delivered.



Elvis Playing Cards:



This is a still-sealed two-pack of Elvis playing cards. There is a slide-out inner box inside the nice outer box. Plus, there is a different picture on every card. Looks like a great stocking stuffer to me. Just $7.


Editor’s Note:  The Elvis Postcards have been sold.

Elvis Postcards:


You can get thirteen Elvis postcards for just $4. Very good deal.


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. These offers are for delivery to USA locations only. Figure double or more to destinations in Canada.

Please 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