. April 19, 2013

This is the highly prized memento of one lucky 15 year old girl from Sutton Coldfield back in the 1960’s.

Elvis Presley  DrawingIt is a crayon portrait of her idol and cultural icon Elvis Presley (1935-1977) otherwise known as the ‘king of Rock and Roll’ or just ‘The King’.

The fan in question drew the portrait in 1967 and decided to send it to Elvis in Memphis with the words:

‘To Elvis, I hope you like it, I do. Good luck in whatever you do in the future. I will be your fan always. Hurry and come to England. Best wishes Barbara, aged 15 years’.

On the front is an arrow through a heart and the words ‘Golden Boy Elvis’. Upon receipt of the portrait Elvis was clearly impressed as he signed it ‘Best Wishes, Elvis Presley’ and sent it back to the delighted Barbara in a Memphis headed envelope. The joy on discovering this prized document on her doormat back in 1967, one can only imagine.

The Elvis legend lives on and this unique piece of Rock & Roll memorabilia is going to attract much attention when offered in Richard Winterton’s Fine Arts Auction on 9th May in Lichfield. The pre-sale estimate is £500-600.

For further details contact the Auctioneers on 01543 251081. www.richardwinterton.co.uk

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