NEW YORK (AP) - Elvis Presley's peacock jumpsuit today became
the most expensive piece of The King's memorabilia ever sold at
The white outfit with a plunging V-neck and high collar features
a blue-and-gold peacock design hand-embroidered on the front and
back and along the pant legs. And it sold for $300,000.
The previous record for an Elvis collectible was $295,000 for
his 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II.
The most ever paid previously for one of his stage costumes, the
so-called aloha cape worn during one of his last TV shows, was
New York's Gotta Have It! auction company declines to say who
bought it but describes the seller as "a big Elvis collector."
Elvis first wore the costume at the Forum in Los Angeles on May
11th, 1974, and later for the cover of his album "Promised Land."