Melbourne: Elvis Presley’s unwashed and stained underpants, which he wore beneath his white jumpsuit during a performance in 1977, are expected to sell for 10,000 pounds at an auction next month, in Stockport, Cheshire.
The legendary singer’s undergarment was obtained from Presley’s father Vernon’s estate, a leading daily has reported.
The ‘King of rock and roll’ died 35 years ago on August 16, and there is expected to be a lot of interest from his fans around the world.
Other items up for sale include his personal Bible, which is expected to raise as much as 25,000 pounds.
The Bible was given to Presley on his first Christmas at Graceland in 1957, and was used throughout his life until his death on August 16, 1977.
It contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, annotations and underlining throughout.
Poignantly, one of the many lines emphasized by the entertainer states: “What is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself or be cast away?”
Also on sale is a 16mm film footage from Priscilla Presley’s personal home videos of the singer, of family holidays and their daughter Lisa growing up.
It also includes footage of their wedding and the first time Elvis and Priscilla brought their daughter home to Graceland from hospital, Christmas inside Graceland and other special family moments.
The full catalogue and auction will be streamed live from the auction room in Stockport at www.omegaauctions.co.uk on September 8.