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Elvis Presley’s Autopsy Is For Sale: Pictures

by | 21st, July 2010

THANKS to the good people at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, you can buy some of the instruments used on Elvis Presley autopsy. It being what the King would have wanted. On August 12, 2010 – “just four days before the anniversary of the entertainer’s death” – you can buy some Memphis memorabilia.

All of the items used in the autopsy and funeral preparations will be offered at auction, including: rubber gloves, forceps, lip brushes, comb and eye liner, needle injectors, an arterial tube and aneurysm hooks. According to the owner, the items were used only once.

The advert:

In addition to the instruments, the collection will include a toe tag marked “John Doe,” which was used as an anonymous replacement on the body of Elvis Presley after the original was stolen by an eager fan during the chaos at the hospital. The mortician, who prepared the body, retained this tag and the instruments, along with the preparation room case report, the case sheet, dry cleaning tags, the hanger to the singer’s suit and tie and the coffin shipping invoice, which are marked “Elvis Presley.”

The items will be offered in two lots estimated at $6,000-8,000 and $4,000-6,000. The auction, which will take place at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on August 12, 2010, will also include Fine Books and Manuscripts.

On skin scraped from Elvis’s’ back…

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PA PHOTOS/DPA - UK USE ONLY : Elvis Presley (M) studies maps with his comrades, Friedberg, Germany (undated). The American rock 'n' roll star did part of his military service at Ray Barracks in Upper Hesse at the end of the 50s.



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