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LOT 100

Lot 100

Elvis Presley Autograph Post Card, 1961

Elvis Presley Autograph Post Card, 1961
Lot 100 Details
Elvis Presley Autograph Post Card, 1961

the 'Greetings from Glamourous Hollywood, California' card inscribed in ball point, verso "Let me be your teddy bear!" and signed
5.5 x 8.75 in — 14 x 22.2 cm

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $780
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Elvis Presley Autograph Post Card, 1961
  • Elvis Presley Autograph Post Card, 1961

Estate of Irene Kinchen


In 1960/61 Irene Kinchen was working on the assembly line at Toronto trophy manufacturer Empire Silversmiths.  Empire received orders from all over North America to produce custom trophies. An order came in from a business in Los Angeles for 12 small trophies modelled as teddy bears, looking like mini versions of the Oscars awards trophies. The order was to be sent to an address in L.A.

Mrs. Kinchen was assigned the job of assembling and shipping these 12 bears. Curious to know who wanted these cute miniature bear trophies, at the last minute decided to include a note: "I hope you like these bears and that they reach you safely" including her name and mailing address. She sent the package and forgot about it.

About a month or so later this postcard arrived in the mail.


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LOT 100

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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