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Elvis' Underwear Goes Up for Auction

Briefs worn at 1977 show could fetch more than $15,000

A pair of unwashed briefs belonging to Elvis Presley
Dave Thompson/PA Photos/Landov
August 28, 2012 1:25 PM ET

A pair of Elvis Presley's underwear, complete with stains, will be sold at an auction in Manchester, England, next month, the BBC reports. Presley wore the undies at a 1977 show before the auction house acquired them from Presley's father Vernon. The dirty drawers could fetch up to £10,000, or around $15,800.

Also up for auction are Presley's personal Bible, which was given to him in 1957 and contains handwritten notes, and 16mm home movie footage taken by Priscilla Presley. The Bible is expected to go for £25,000, or around $39,500.

Omega Auctions will stream the auction live on September 8th.

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