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Paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley up for auction

5 months 5 days 13 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 January 18, 2018 2:17 PM January 18, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Tulsa World

TULSA, Okla.— A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200.

North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Jones says a fan named June allegedly retrieved the cup the day after the performance, right before Elvis left town for a show in Oklahoma City. A letter accompanying the collector’s item says June had asked to keep the cup “as a little memento.”

Bids for the now-yellowed paper cup had surpassed $1,280 on eBay by mid-day Wednesday. Jones says the auction closes Sunday evening.

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