What does a Bible have in common with sunglasses, underpants, watch, hair and a Piano? All of this belonged to one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, Elvis Presley. While the rest have already been spoken about, the Bible that once belonged to the King of Rock and Roll has grabbed our attention as it has fetched £59,000 ($94,000) at auction in Greater Manchester. The 1,600-page book contained handwritten notes by Presley and was given to him by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Celletes for his first Christmas at his Graceland home in 1957. The auction site also states that it was Elvis Presley’s most precious book throughout his life from Christmas 1957 to that final day on 16th August 1977, and he read and wrote in this Holy Bible over many years. Though it was estimated to fetch about £25,000, the holy book sold for more than double its value.
Karen Fairweather, from the auctioneers, quoted, “There were three rival bidders on the phone and once it got over £20,000 each bid was taking a while because they each had a price in mind for the bible and they were thinking about it.”
An American man based in the UK won the aggressive telephonic bidding. However, his exact identity is not revealed.
[Omegaauctions and BBC]