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Elvis' clothes, hair sold at auction

Oct. 19, 2009 at 4:43 PM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Items sold at an Elvis Presley memorabilia auction in Chicago include shirts, dolls, photos, scarves and a lock of the King's hair, the auctioneers said.

Officials with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago said hair clippings said to be from the haircut Elvis received upon his joining the military in 1958 sold for $15,000 at Sunday's auction, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

A white cotton shirt monogrammed "EP" sold for $52,000 at the auction, while a red ultra-suede shirt once worn by the singer during a photo shoot received a top bid of $28,000.

The auctioneers said the items came from the collection of Gary Pepper, an Elvis fan club president and friend of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. A birthday telegram from Presley to Pepper sold for $1,400.

Other items sold at the auction include scarves, handkerchiefs and photos from the superstar's wedding.

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