Elvis’ soiled underpants up for auction in Stockport, Cheshire next month

Posted on 27 August 2012
By Jo Ching
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The King’s unwashed briefs are expected to raise £10,000 when they are auctioned off in Stockport, Cheshire next month.

Unwashed and still soiled with stains, the pants were worn beneath one of Elvis’s famous white jumpsuits during a performance in 1977.

Fans have a one-off chance to grab a pair of Elvis Presley’s smalls – if they have around £10,000 to spare.

The underpants were worn underneath one of his famous white jumpsuits during a performance in 1977.

The singer did not want any lines visible while he was on stage and this pair of underwear was obtained from the estate of Vernon Presley, the star’s father.

The light blue briefs go under the hammer at an auction of Elvis Presley pop memorabilia in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on 8 September.

There is expected to be a lot of interest in the auction from his fans from across the globe.

Elvis died 35 years ago this month and there is expected to be a lot of interest from his fans.

Other items up for sale include Elvis’s personal Holy Bible, which is expected to raise up to £25,000.

The bible was given to him on his first Christmas at Graceland in 1957 and used throughout his life until his death on August 16 1977.

It contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, annotations and underlining throughout.

One of the many lines emphasised by the entertainer states: “What is a man ­advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself or be cast away.”

Also on sale is 16mm film footage taken from Priscilla Presley’s own personal home movies of Elvis.