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8 July, 13:00

A pair of the king of rock'n'roll suede shoes sold in England for almost £100,000

A pair of the king of rock'n'roll suede shoes sold in England for almost £100,000
Blue suede shoes, which the famous American performer Elvis Presley wore at the beginning of his career, were sold at the Henry Aldridge & Son auction. The final bid for the star shoe was £95,000.

This pair of blue suede size 10½ shoes was worn by Presley on The Steve Allen Show in 1956. He purchased them after performing Blue Suede Shoes. After he joined the army, he gave the shoes to his friend.
A pair of Elvis Presley's blue shoes was expected to fetch between £100,000 and £120,000. However, the amount turned out to be slightly less: the final bid was 95,000 pounds.

“They are as iconic as it gets. The blue suede shoes, the Hound Dog are the things you immediately think of when you think of Elvis Presley, they hardly ever go beyond popular culture. These are simply exceptional memorabilia of show business, music and culture,” said auctioneer Andrew Aldridge.
The lot was accompanied by three documents illustrating its history: a letter of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum, a certificate of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum, and a letter from Alan Fortas, Elvis' close friend and manager of Elvis' Circle G Ranch.

These blue shoes were previously displayed in museums in exhibitions dedicated to the life and work of Elvis.

This is not the first time that belongings of the king of rock and roll have been put up for auction. For example, a mink coat that once belonged to Presley sold for £128,000 last year.
Source: theguardian.com
              henryaldridge.com

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