Elvis’ ‘Tiger Man’ Sunglasses Bring $22,500 to Top Heritage Auctions Tribute to The King
Elvis Presley 'Tiger Man' Sunglasses, 1974.
Elvis Presley’s 1974 ‘Tiger Man’ sunglasses, made by Beverly Hills optician Dennis Roberts and worn frequently by The King, proved the most evocative and alluring artifact related to Presley Heritage Auctions’ Elvis Memorabilia Signature® Auction, realizing $22,500 at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis, TN on Tuesday, Aug. 14. All prices include Buyer’s Premium.
The auction, which unfolded in front of a packed house, featured more than 300 lots of Elvis-related memorabilia which brought more than $620,000 altogether.
“Elvis remains an immensely popular figure in American music and pop culture,” said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Auctions at Heritage. “His immense collectability continues to feed a steady market, as shown by the prices in this auction, which routinely bested our pre-auction estimates.”
One of the most hotly contested lots of the day was a very rare Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Standee (20th Century Fox, 1956), a stunning piece of promotional material from Elvis’ first film and one that continues to be among his most popular. Against an estimate of $2,500+, the Standee quickly caught fire and soared to a final price realized of $20,000. The six foot tall heavy die-cut cardboard display shows Presley in a singing and guitar playing pose from the film the first – and last – in which Elvis did not get top billing.
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