Elvis Presley's soiled undies head to auction

Elvis Presley's soiled, unwashed undies are being auctioned. Photo / Supplied
Elvis Presley's soiled, unwashed undies are being auctioned. Photo / Supplied

The King's briefs are to go on sale at an auction of Elvis Presley memorabilia.

Unwashed and still soiled with stains, Presley's underpants were worn beneath one of his famous white jumpsuits during a performance in 1977.

The light-blue dance briefs are expected to fetch up to £10,000 (NZ$20,000) when they go under the hammer next month at the auction in Stockport, Cheshire.

Elvis did not want any lines visible while he was on stage wearing his vast array of dazzling jumpsuits and this pair of underpants was obtained from the estate of Vernon Presley, Elvis's father.

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

Other items up for sale include his personal Bible, which is expected to raise as much as £25,000.

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

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

Poignantly, 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 from Priscilla Presley's personal home movies of Elvis, of family holidays and their daughter Lisa growing up.

It also includes footage of their wedding and the first time Elvis and Priscilla brought their daughter home to Graceland from hospital, Christmas inside Graceland and other special family moments.

The full catalogue and auction will be streamed live from the auction room in Stockport at www.omegaauctions.co.uk on September 8.

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