ELVIS PRESLEY’S 1972 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN EYELET JUMPSUIT AND CAPE BREAK WORLD RECORD
KRUSE GWS AUCTIONS SELLS THE KING’S ENSEMBLE FOR RECORD BREAKING $1,012,500 SHATTERING ALL PREVIOUS AUCTIONS
Los Angeles, California – September 5, 2021 – Kruse GWS Auctions, the world-record-breaking entertainment memorabilia auction house specializing in celebrity memorabilia, Royal artifacts, fine jewelry and timepieces has broken another world record during the Artifacts of Hollywood & Music auction held Saturday, September 4, 2021.
The Elvis Presley Eyelet Jumpsuit and Cape from his 1972 Madison Square Garden performances has sold for a record $1,012,500. The ensemble designed by the famous Bill Belew became one of the most photographed and iconic costumes of Elvis’ career and marked his first live performance at Madison Square Garden in New York. The performances sold out. The Eyelet jumpsuit and cape has been in a private collection for over 30 years prior to it going to auction.
Elvis also proved to be the King of memorabilia auctions this weekend when other highlights of his personal and career sold to bidders from around the globe. Highlights include an Elvis Presley Jar of Hair with Extensive from Documentation sold for $72,500; Elvis Presley’s racing helmet from “Viva Las Vegas” sold for $23,750; the Elvis Presley “Frankie & Johnny” Tuxedo Tailcoat sold for $75,000; Elvis Presley’s personal and stage worn boots sold for $28,750; Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special Sheet Music sold for $15,000; Elvis Presley’s Schick Electric Razor sold for $3,000 and an Elvis Presley Custom Eagle Belt made by Mike McGregor sold for $25,000.
Other highlights of the Artifacts of Hollywood & Music auction included Andy Warhol’s Polaroid SX-70 Camerawhich sold for $7,500; a Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East First Printing Poster which sold for $5,625; a Gene Wilder autographed Willy Wonka Golden Ticket which sold for $5,937; a Bob Dylan Autographed Harmonica sold for $7,500 and a Spiderman 2002 Prop Daily Bugle Newspaper which sold for $8,125.
“We are thrilled to have hosted such an exciting auction this weekend where fans and collectors from around the globe bid on extraordinary memorabilia from the life and career of Elvis Presley. The outstanding sale of his iconic 1972 Madison Square Garden eyelet jumpsuit and cape represents not only a world record price but is a true testament to the legendary reverence and love people still feel for him.” – Brigitte Kruse, Founder and Lead Auctioneer, Kruse GWS Auctions
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Kruse GWS Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house specializing in Hollywood Memorabilia, Fine Jewelry, Master Timepieces, Royal Artifacts, Luxury Vehicles, Antiques and Collectibles and the first auction house to announce the acceptance of all forms of global cryptocurrency. Founder Dame Brigitte Kruse is the first auctioneer to be knighted by a Royal Family, the first female auctioneer to be recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and is a member of the Forbes Los Angeles Business Council. Fifth generation auctioneer Kruse recently co-foundediSynergy Network, a group of innovative industry leaders providing a platform and solutions for entrepreneurs within a network of professionals across interconnected industries “for the betterment of all.” The global auction house has been featured around the world for sales of such notable items as Elvis Presley’s personal jet, Marilyn Monroe’s famous black wool dress, Marlon Brando’s historic watch, Italian Renaissance philosopher Machiavelli’s estate in Florence, and the 14th century celadon bowl owned by the last Empress of Vietnam. www.gwsauctions.com
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