In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, an auction was held in London this weekend featuring more than 100 items of memorabilia including his personal Bible and a pair of concert-worn underwear.
The BBC reported that the 1,600-page Bible, which fetched $94,600 at the auction, was given to him by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes for his first Christmas at his Graceland home in 1957. The book was reported to contain annotations by the entertainer.
However, a pair of undies worn by the "King of Rock and Roll" under his legendary white jumpsuit at a 1977 concert didn't drum up the bidding action that it was expected to. Rolling Stone reported that the unwashed and soiled underpants were expected to sell for $16,000, but didn't meet the reserve price of about $11,200, despite initial bidding of up to about $8,000.
Karen Fairweather, of Omega Auctions, told the BBC that, "It was a really exciting atmosphere in the room, we had 300 people and there was bidding online and on the telephone across the world."