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Lot 87: 1963 Elvis Presley Signed Thunderbird Hotel Cocktail Napkin - Signed in Las Vegas while Filming Viva Las Vegas

The Auction at Graceland

August 13, 2015
Memphis, TN, US

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Description

The offered Thunderbird cocktail napkin with Elvis' signature was obtained during a chance meeting with the king in the lounge of the Thunderbird Hotel in Vegas. The Thunderbird's name was derived from an ancient Navajo legend known as the "Sacred Bearer of Happiness Unlimited" and the cocktail lounge was decorated with murals of cowboys, chuck wagons and saguaro cacti. Elvis was in Las Vegas in July of 1963 for the filming of location shots for Viva Las Vegas. Our consignor's mother was traveling to pick him up and stopped in Las Vegas on the way to see some friends and take in the town. It was during this trip that she had the chance encounter with Elvis and grabbed the first thing she could to get his autograph, which is the offered cocktail napkin. The signed cocktail napkin is accompanied by a letter from the consignor attesting to the event as relayed to him and also accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. The cocktail napkin has been affixed unfolded to a scrapbook page and measures approximately 9 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches (23.495 x 12.065 cm).

Condition Report

The cocktail napkin has been glued to a cardboard scrapbook page and shows signs of age and wear as expected with a fragile tissue. Areas of paper loss, missing corner and rips overall with none affecting the signature.

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Payment

Accepted forms of payment: MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

All items for this auction are located at Graceland Archives Warehouse in Memphis, TN. Auction A Circle, LLC does not ship. As a buyer, you are responsible for the pick up or shipment of the property you have purchased. As a courtesy, Auction A Circle, LLC has made arrangements with a variety of third party shippers to provide shipping quotes for buyers. Please note that shipping remains the responsibility of the buyer and it is highly recommended that you get quotes prior to the auction for large, fragile, or heavy items so you can consider the shipping costs before bidding. Under no circumstances will Auction A Circle, LLC be held responsible for items entrusted to a third party shipper. Purchaser agrees that packing and shipping is done at the purchaser's risk and that the purchaser will pay for all packing expenses, materials, carrier fees and insurance charges. Auction A Circle, LLC will have no liability for any loss or damage to shipped items. If any employee or agent of Auction A Circle, LLC is requested and agrees to pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility and expense of the purchaser and Auction A Circle, LLC shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. The purchase price and all fees must be paid in full before items will be released to the buyer or their agent.

Shipping small items by common carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS): Auction A Circle, LLC has engaged shippers to pick up several times a week from Auction A Circle, LLC's facilities. Auction A Circle, LLC's recommended shippers for small items are LR International and Art Shipping International. Once Auction A Circle, LLC received your payment and the completed shipping form authorizing the release of your property to the shipper, Auction A Circle, LLC will add your lot(s) to the list for the next pick up. You will receive a shipping quote for you approval within 48 hours after the shipper has picked up your lot(s). If for any reason the quote is unacceptable to you, your property will be returned to Auction A Circle, LLC so you can make alternate arrangements.

Shipping larger items by freight (e.g. furniture, bulky or odd shaped items, etc.): Auction A Circle, LLC can provide assistance in arranging for delivery by freight for items that exceed allowable dimensions or weight restrictions of UPS, Fed Ex and similar carriers. Depending on the location, Auction A Circle, LLC can recommend a variety of third party shippers. Auction A Circle, LLC is also happy to work with the freight company of your choosing. Please keep in mind that delivery of these types of items can be an expensive proposition and Auction A Circle, LLC urges you to consider this before bidding. Please remember that it is your responsibility to pay for all deliveries.

All property should be removed from the premises within 30 days unless prior arrangements have been made with Auction A Circle, LLC. Purchased items not picked up from the auction facility within 30 days of the auction will be assessed a storage and administrative fee of 1% per month of the total purchase price from the 30th day after the sale until its removal, and a minimum fee of 3% of the total purchase price for any property not removed within 90 days after the sale. Alternatively, for any property not removed within 180 days after the sale, the property may be resold without reserve and the proceeds remitted to the purchaser less all applicable charges, premiums and fees due and owing to Auction A Circle, LLC.

Buyer's Premium

25.0%

From: To: Increment:
$0 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000+ $10,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

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All lots offered in this catalog are subject to a reserve, the amount of which is confidential between AAC and the consignor, but will not exceed the printed low estimate in the catalog. We reserve the right to open the live auction bidding and bid up to the amount of the reserve by placing successive or consecutive bids for a lot, or bid in response to other bidders.

3. Invoices will be emailed within 48 hours of the close of the auction. Payment for all winning bids must be settled within 15 days of sale, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing. Payment may be made by cash (In House Only), bank wire transfer, certified funds, credit card, check or PayPal. Auction A Circle, LLC reserves the right to require payment by bank wire transfer or certified funds. Where permitted by law, a convenience charge of 3.5% will be reflected in the final purchase price for the use of a credit card.

Auction A Circle, LLC reserves the right to not issue a bidder number or to withhold merchandise if appropriate credit has not been established. Auction A Circle, LLC reserves the right to hold all merchandise until receipt of funds is verified.

4. A buyer's premium will be applied to the purchase price of all items as listed below. (The "Sales Price" is the hammer price plus the buyer's premium, plus applicable convenience payment fees, plus other applicable fees and taxes). All bidding at auction and all purchases will be in U.S. Dollars.

Live bidders via floor or phone/absentee bidding or internet: 25% Buyer's Premium

Premium and other applicable fees and taxes are payable by cash, certified funds, bank wire transfer, credit card, check or PayPal. Where permitted by law, credit card payments incur a 3.5% convenience fee.

5. All items for this auction are located at Graceland Archives Warehouse in Memphis, TN. Auction A Circle, LLC does not ship. As a buyer, you are responsible for the pick up or shipment of the property you have purchased. As a courtesy, Auction A Circle, LLC has made arrangements with a variety of third party shippers to provide shipping quotes for buyers. Please note that shipping remains the responsibility of the buyer and it is highly recommended that you get quotes prior to the auction for large, fragile, or heavy items so you can consider the shipping costs before bidding. Under no circumstances will Auction A Circle, LLC be held responsible for items entrusted to a third party shipper. Purchaser agrees that packing and shipping is done at the purchaser's risk and that the purchaser will pay for all packing expenses, materials, carrier fees and insurance charges. Auction A Circle, LLC will have no liability for any loss or damage to shipped items. If any employee or agent of Auction A Circle, LLC is requested and agrees to pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility and expense of the purchaser and Auction A Circle, LLC shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. The purchase price and all fees must be paid in full before items will be released to the buyer or their agent.

Shipping small items by common carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS): Auction A Circle, LLC has engaged shippers to pick up several times a week from Auction A Circle, LLC's facilities. Auction A Circle, LLC's recommended shippers for small items are LR International and Art Shipping International. Once Auction A Circle, LLC received your payment and the completed shipping form authorizing the release of your property to the shipper, Auction A Circle, LLC will add your lot(s) to the list for the next pick up. You will receive a shipping quote for you approval within 48 hours after the shipper has picked up your lot(s). If for any reason the quote is unacceptable to you, your property will be returned to Auction A Circle, LLC so you can make alternate arrangements.

Shipping larger items by freight (e.g. furniture, bulky or odd shaped items, etc.): Auction A Circle, LLC can provide assistance in arranging for delivery by freight for items that exceed allowable dimensions or weight restrictions of UPS, Fed Ex and similar carriers. Depending on the location, Auction A Circle, LLC can recommend a variety of third party shippers. Auction A Circle, LLC is also happy to work with the freight company of your choosing. Please keep in mind that delivery of these types of items can be an expensive proposition and Auction A Circle, LLC urges you to consider this before bidding. Please remember that it is your responsibility to pay for all deliveries.
All property should be removed from the premises within 30 days unless prior arrangements have been made with Auction A Circle, LLC. Purchased items not picked up from the auction facility within 30 days of the auction will be assessed a storage and administrative fee of 1% per month of the total purchase price from the 30th day after the sale until its removal, and a minimum fee of 3% of the total purchase price for any property not removed within 90 days after the sale. Alternatively, for any property not removed within 180 days after the sale, the property may be resold without reserve and the proceeds remitted to the purchaser less all applicable charges, premiums and fees due and owing to Auction A Circle, LLC.

6. All purchases are subject to 9.25% Tennessee sales tax and an additional 5% tourism tax, unless the Tennessee Department of Revenue Blanket Certificate of Resale form is completed and provided, along with a copy of the resale certificate from your state and received prior to time of purchase. International buyers are responsible for any artist resale rights, VAT, tariffs, taxes, or assessments of shipped items to the buyer's country. Any registered in-person bidder is subject to Tennessee sales tax and the additional tourism tax regardless of "ship to" address. Any items exempt from sales tax are indicated with an * in the catalog.

7. Absentee/Telephone/Internet Bidding: As a service to customers, Auction A Circle, LLC will execute absentee bids if so authorized in writing under the provisions herein specified. Absentee bids should be made on the absentee bid form provided. This form should be clearly and completely filled out and accompanied by a valid credit card number and government issued identification. Absentee bids are executed competitively and confidentially. In the event of tie bids between absentee bidders and those in attendance, preference will be given to the attending bidder. If two absentee bidders bid the same amount, the first received will be honored. Telephone bidders also should submit a completed absentee bid form. Upon receipt of a properly executed bid form, Auction A Circle, LLC will make arrangements to call you just prior to your lot(s) of interest being offered. Please note that Auction A Circle, LLC will have limited time to try calling and may therefore only try calling once. Make sure that the phone number you have given is correct and that your line will be open during the auction. Winning bidders will be notified within three (3) days of the sale. Auction A Circle, LLC will not be responsible for any errors or failures to properly execute absentee or telephone bids. Absentee and phone bids will not be accepted after 12pm Central on the thirteenth (13h) day of August, 2015. All internet bidders will require registration and pre-approval. Please contact us directly at [email protected] or (901) 332-3322 or 800-238-2010 if you have registration questions. Your bid is a contract. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property. Your registered and approved credit card may be used as payment, unless Auction A Circle, LLC requires payment in another form or if you have another pre-approved method of payment. Please contact Auction A Circle, LLC to resolve any questions before bidding.

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9. The Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject bids in any increment that the auctioneer deems to be in the best interest of the client, the seller. Absentee and phone bidding for prospective bidders are offered for those who cannot be present at the auction. Please complete the Absentee Bid/Phone Reservation form. Absentee bids left with us are executed competitively and confidentially. Bids left on graceland.com/auction and/or are not fully executed until the item is offered in the live auction and the order in which they are received on-line is not a factor.

Following are general guidelines for bidding increments:

BID AMOUNT
INCREMENTS
$0 to $499 $25.00
$500 to $999 $50.00
$1,000 to $2,999 $100.00
$3,000 to $4,999 $200.00
$5,000 to $9,999 $500.00
$10,000 to $19,999 $1000.00
$20,000 to $49,999 $2000.00
$50,000 to $99,999 $5000.00
$100,000+ $10000.00
During Live Auction Events, while every effort will be made to adhere to these increments, all bid amounts will be at the discretion of the auctioneer.
10. All measurements provided on lots are approximate and generally in the order of height by length by width where applicable.

11. Any bidder placing bids on a firearm/gun in the auction is subject to the following regulations: must be 18 years of age, 21 years of age for handguns; never convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; not a felon or fugitive from justice; not a substance abuser; not declared mentally defective or committed to a mental institution; not dishonorably discharged from armed forces; not been convicted of any acts of violence or stalking; not an illegal alien or resident alien. Graceland Auctions will perform NO over the counter firearm sales. All firearms will be delivered to the winning bidder as follows: after receipt of payment, any firearm purchased will be shipped to a United States Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) Dealer selected by the winning bidder in their area. The winning bidder must meet all federal, state and local requirements relating to the transfer and/or purchase of firearms and complete all paperwork required by the FFL to obtain possession of the gun. The FFL dealer will typically charge a nominal fee for providing this service. In addition to the fees listed, the FFL Dealer may be required by law to collect sales tax, background check fees, or other transfer-related fees. Any fees related to the shipping or transfer of firearms will be the responsibility of the winning bidder. No firearms will be shipped to the state of California. Collection from the local FFL is entirely the purchaser's responsibility. Any uncollected firearms will be re-sold at the purchaser's expense. All bidders should contact a FFL Dealer before placing a bid on an item to verify the complete cost of the transfer, to verify the legality of the item in the bidder's state or other jurisdiction, and to make sure the bidder qualifies to pass any required background checks.

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13. For additional information regarding these Terms and Conditions of Sale, or any other matter relevant to this auction, please contact: Auction A Circle, LLC, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, (901) 332-3322 or 800-238-2010, fax (901) 344-3101 or email at [email protected] Telephone inquiries may be made between 9am and 5pm CT, Monday - Friday.

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Credit Card Surcharge

Where permitted by law, a convenience charge of 3.5% will be reflected in the final purchase price for the use of a credit card.

Premium

A buyer's premium will be applied to the purchase price of all items as listed below. (The "Sales Price" is the hammer price plus the buyer's premium, plus applicable convenience payment fees, plus other applicable fees and taxes). All bidding at auction and all purchases will be in U.S. Dollars.

Live bidders via floor or phone/absentee bidding or internet: 25% Buyer's Premium

Premium and other applicable fees and taxes are payable by cash, certified funds, bank wire transfer, credit card, check or PayPal. Where permitted by law, credit card payments incur a 3.5% convenience fee.

Applicable Taxes

All purchases are subject to 9.25% Tennessee sales tax and an additional 5% tourism tax, unless the Tennessee Department of Revenue Blanket Certificate of Resale form is completed and provided, along with a copy of the resale certificate from your state and received prior to time of purchase. International buyers are responsible for any artist resale rights, VAT, tariffs, taxes, or assessments of shipped items to the buyer's country. Any registered in-person bidder is subject to Tennessee sales tax and the additional tourism tax regardless of "ship to" address. Any items exempt from sales tax are indicated with an * in the catalog.

Payment

Invoices will be emailed within 48 hours of the close of the auction. Payment for all winning bids must be settled within 15 days of sale, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing. Payment may be made by cash (In House Only), bank wire transfer, certified funds, credit card, check or PayPal. Auction A Circle, LLC reserves the right to require payment by bank wire transfer or certified funds. Where permitted by law, a convenience charge of 3.5% will be reflected in the final purchase price for the use of a credit card.

Shipping Terms

All items for this auction are located at Graceland Archives Warehouse in Memphis, TN. Auction A Circle, LLC does not ship. As a buyer, you are responsible for the pick up or shipment of the property you have purchased. As a courtesy, Auction A Circle, LLC has made arrangements with a variety of third party shippers to provide shipping quotes for buyers. Please note that shipping remains the responsibility of the buyer and it is highly recommended that you get quotes prior to the auction for large, fragile, or heavy items so you can consider the shipping costs before bidding. Under no circumstances will Auction A Circle, LLC be held responsible for items entrusted to a third party shipper. Purchaser agrees that packing and shipping is done at the purchaser's risk and that the purchaser will pay for all packing expenses, materials, carrier fees and insurance charges. Auction A Circle, LLC will have no liability for any loss or damage to shipped items. If any employee or agent of Auction A Circle, LLC is requested and agrees to pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility and expense of the purchaser and Auction A Circle, LLC shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. The purchase price and all fees must be paid in full before items will be released to the buyer or their agent.

Shipping small items by common carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS): Auction A Circle, LLC has engaged shippers to pick up several times a week from Auction A Circle, LLC's facilities. Auction A Circle, LLC's recommended shippers for small items are LR International and Art Shipping International. Once Auction A Circle, LLC received your payment and the completed shipping form authorizing the release of your property to the shipper, Auction A Circle, LLC will add your lot(s) to the list for the next pick up. You will receive a shipping quote for you approval within 48 hours after the shipper has picked up your lot(s). If for any reason the quote is unacceptable to you, your property will be returned to Auction A Circle, LLC so you can make alternate arrangements.

Shipping larger items by freight (e.g. furniture, bulky or odd shaped items, etc.): Auction A Circle, LLC can provide assistance in arranging for delivery by freight for items that exceed allowable dimensions or weight restrictions of UPS, Fed Ex and similar carriers. Depending on the location, Auction A Circle, LLC can recommend a variety of third party shippers. Auction A Circle, LLC is also happy to work with the freight company of your choosing. Please keep in mind that delivery of these types of items can be an expensive proposition and Auction A Circle, LLC urges you to consider this before bidding. Please remember that it is your responsibility to pay for all deliveries.

All property should be removed from the premises within 30 days unless prior arrangements have been made with Auction A Circle, LLC. Purchased items not picked up from the auction facility within 30 days of the auction will be assessed a storage and administrative fee of 1% per month of the total purchase price from the 30th day after the sale until its removal, and a minimum fee of 3% of the total purchase price for any property not removed within 90 days after the sale. Alternatively, for any property not removed within 180 days after the sale, the property may be resold without reserve and the proceeds remitted to the purchaser less all applicable charges, premiums and fees due and owing to Auction A Circle, LLC.