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Happy birthday, Elvis Presley! Graceland auction snags $137,000 for single concert film

Happy birthday, Elvis Presley! Graceland auction snags $137,000 for single concert film
The guitar used during a concert in Hawaii on Jan. 14, 1973, failed to sell at an auction Thursday at Graceland. (Invaluable.com)

Serious Elvis Presley fans marked the singer's birthday on Friday by buying up the King's personal effects at a Graceland auction.

A 1972 concert film from the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, N.Y., went for $137,000 (it was projected to go for $25,000 to $35,000). And a pair of sunglasses expected to fetch $15,000 sold for $27,500.

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The quirky but valuable reel-to-reel recording of a Louisiana Hayride radio show in which the phrase "Elvis has left the building" is first uttered went for $10,000.

However, a Gibson Ebony Dove guitar he used in a concert and then gave away to a fan failed to bring the minimum $300,000 and didn't sell. The highest bid was $270,000. It was used on stage during an Aloha From Hawaii concert in 1973 and later given to a fan in Asheville, N.C., according to the auction catalog.

Graceland, Presley's former home-turned-museum in Memphis, Tenn., held the auction. Invaluable provided an online bidding option.

A leather coat went for $4,250 and a gray Guayabera shirt owned by the King fetched $3,750.

Other ways to celebrate: Elvis Presley Day was declared in Memphis at 9:30 a.m. Friday (local time).

The auction featured 126 items and began at 8 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday (in person and online bidders were allowed).

The top item at last year's auction was a 1953 acetate recording of "My Happiness," the first song Presley ever recorded. It sold for $300,000.

Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, and died at Graceland on Aug. 16, 1977.

Check out the items that sold at the auction website Invaluable.

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