SHORT TAKES : $7,400 for Elvis' First License


Elvis Presley's first driver's license, issued in 1952 when he was a 17-year-old high school student in Tennessee, sold for $7,400 on Tuesday, Sotheby's said.

The late king of rock 'n' roll's faded signature was on the tattered license, which listed his eyes as blue, his hair brown and his height 5 feet, 11 inches.

An unidentified Canadian collector bought it at a sale of rock and film memorabilia.

The highest-priced item was a surrealistic collage by John Lennon, bought anonymously for $44,300. It comprised clippings from magazines of girls on motorcycles with superimposed head shots of pop artist Andy Warhol.

A 1975 letter from the late member of the Beatles fetched $7,400 and a 10-foot fiberglass statue of him went for $5,300.

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