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Elvis shooting target from personal shooting range sells for over $30,000

Published on Aug 16, 2014 8:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for US$27,500 (S$34,253.70) at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate.

It was the surprise turn at the inaugural Auction at Graceland, a highlight of the ongoing Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee marking the 37th anniversary of Presley's death at age 42.

Seventy-two authenticated items from third-party collectors were on the block at Thursday night's auction, including the last Cadillac that Presley bought for his personal use - a maroon and silver 1977 Seville that sold for US$81,250.

A gold and diamond lion's head pendant that Presley wore to numerous events, including a White House meeting with president Richard Nixon, fetched US$82,500, well above its estimated value of US$25,000 to US$35,000.

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