No sale for Elvis soiled undies
Pair of The King's briefs, unwashed and still soiled, went unsold.

A bible used by Elvis Presley has sold at auction in England for STG59,000 ($92,007).

The holy book, given to Presley on his first Christmas in Graceland in 1957, was expected to raise around STG25,000, but went for more than double the price.

But a pair of The King's briefs, unwashed and still soiled, went unsold.

Bids for the light-blue underpants worn underneath his famous white jumpsuit during a 1977 concert performance, reached STG5000, failing to meet the STG7000 reserve price.

The entire Elvis collection, owned by a single British collector, sold for just over STG100,000 at the sale at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire.

The bible was used by Presley throughout his life until his death on August 16, 1977. It contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, annotations and underlining throughout.

Poignantly, one of the many lines emphasised by the troubled singer states: "What is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself or be cast away."

The successful bidder, who did not want to be identified, was an American man based in the UK.

A movie contract signed by Elvis for the 1962 film, Follow That Dream, went for STG6000 and a pair of shoes made by Black Flagg Brothers, owned and worn by Elvis, sold for STG6500.

The West Australian

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