Elvis Presley’s Crypt to Be Sold at Auction


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Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The crypt where Elvis Presley was first laid to rest before his body was reburied at Graceland will go under the auctioneer’s hammer next month.

The New York Times reports the private crypt, in the mausoleum at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., will be just one of many rock and roll memorabilia items scheduled for auction by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.

Elvis Presley was interred in the private crypt alongside his mother Gladys for about two months after he died in 1977 while Presley’s father waited for permission to perform a burial at the singer’s Graceland estate.  The crypt, which has remained empty ever since, is expected to go on sale at a starting price of $100,000.

Other items featured in the upcoming sale include a cigarette pack signed by The Beatles, a robe worn by Amy Winehouse in her video for “Rehab,” and a collection of Chinese ceramic dogs once owned by Meat Loaf.  The auction will run June 23 and 24.

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