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Upcoming auction offers Tupelo property with Presley family ties

 

This shotgun house said to have been Elvis' grandparents house sits on 16.5 acres in Tupelo that will be up for online bid Nov. 11, along with other items related to Elvis and other celebrities.

This shotgun house said to have been Elvis' grandparents house sits on 16.5 acres in Tupelo that will be up for online bid Nov. 11, along with other items related to Elvis and other celebrities. Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Jan Swoope

 

 

Elvis Presley fans and collectors have an unusual opportunity to bid on a link to musical history when 16.5 acres in Tupelo previously owned by Presley family members come up for auction Nov. 11. A shotgun house that was once home to Elvis' grandparents sits on the land at 1330 Hankins St. Public preview of the Tupelo property is available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 18-21, according to GWS Auctions. The company will conduct the online auction that begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at gwsauctions.com/. 

 

The shotgun house is said to have been originally built by Elvis' father, Vernon, and his uncle, Vester. Elvis is said to have played, hunted and swam in the creek on the property. 

 

"We have notarized affidavits of authenticity on the Presley items up for auction provided to us by the Presley family, including Charlene Presley and Patsy Anderson Presley, a 22-year employee of Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises," said Brigitte Kruse, a fifth generation appraiser and multilingual auctioneer who founded GWS Auctions.  

 

Bidders may also bid on a two-bedroom mobile home from Elvis' DeSoto County Circle G Ranch, his private jet, 1957 pink Cadillac and the Chris Craft boat "Hound Dog" used by Elvis, in addition to other items. 

 

Among the 150 celebrity collectibles up for auction are items related to Whitney Houston, John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson. 

 

With offices in Southern California, GWS Auctions Inc. is a full service auction, consignment and real estate company specializing in the sale and disposition of real estate, fine art, celebrity memorabilia, antiques, unique collectibles and high-end jewelry.  

 

More information on auction items can be found at http://bit.ly/2ggTAev.

 

Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.

 

 

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