The Auction on Elvis Presley BLVD August 14, 2022
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/14/2022

After Elvis Presley’s passing, Colonel Parker wrote “A Poem” and would distribute it in many forms. The offered package was sent to Trude Forsher, includes a copy of the poem along with a signed photo of the Colonel in full Civil War regalia and the original envelope. The envelope reads “Your Portrait and Poem Envelope ‘The Colonel’” and is inscribed in the Colonel’s hand “To Trude and Jim.” The full-color photo is also inscribed “To Trude & Jim your friend The Colonel.” The poem sheet reads:

The songs he sang at home each day / Pleased his Parents in every way. / This humble home, with love to spare / The three together went everywhere. / Then came this man, his name was Sam, / he recorded a song for Elvis’ Mom. / That’s when everything began. / It was blue suede shoes and blue moon too, / Along with midnight and moody blue. / It was Elvis here and Elvis there, / And teddy bears were everywhere. / It was don’t be cruel and such a night / And he sang Mamma that’s alright. / He was all shook up and GI blues / And girls, girls, girls and potluck too. / Kissin’ cousins and roustabout, / And then we knew what he was all about. / The boy became a man and he carried on / To make us happy with his songs. / We will play your songs from day to day, / For you really never went away. / Sincerely, The Colonel

The signed portrait measures 8 x 10 inches and presents in Near Mint condition, as does the poem. The large envelopes present somewhat lesser.

Colonel Tom Parker Signed Photo (Dressed as Confederate Soldier!) with His “Portrait and Poem” Package (4 Pieces)
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium: $460
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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