Elvis Presley's blue suede shoes sell for £120,000

2024-06-29 09:14:14 / TRENDING ALFA PRESS

Elvis Presley's blue suede shoes sell for £120,000

A pair of blue suede shoes worn by Elvis Presley during his career will sell for 120,000 pounds ($151,713) at auction.

The star, known as the King of Rock and Roll, wore the shoes on and off stage during the 1950s, including on Steve Allen's TV show, where he sang "Hound Dog."

Presley gave his shoes (number 41) to a friend after he was drafted to join the US Army.

He was Alan Fortas, Elvis' manager and friend.

The singer had received them from Carl Perkins - after performing "Blue Suede Shoes" on his debut album, "Elvis Presley".

The shoes were estimated at between £100,000 and £120,000 when they went on display at the Henry Aldridge & Son auction in Wiltshire.

They were originally valued at £95,000, bringing the total to £120,000 including buyer's premium and VAT.

The shoes have been exhibited in various museums over the years.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said the shoes had been verified by Jimmy Velvet, a close friend of Presley's and a leading authority on the singer.

Last year, the auction house sold a coat owned by the singer for £128,000 to an American collector.

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