Elvis Presley's birth record offered in Graceland sale

Elvis Presley's birth record document will cross the block at Graceland Auctions.

The family copy of the star's birth certificate has never surfaced, making this journal from Dr Robert Hunt (the physician that delivered Elvis and his twin brother Jesse) the only record available on the market.

Elvis birth record
The physician who delivered Elvis kept a record of his birth

He is listed as entering the world at 4am on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.

It includes entries for both of Presley's parents: "V. E. Presley, White, 18, Itawamba Co., Miss., Laborer," and "Gladys Smith, White, 21, Pontotoc Co. Miss., Housewife."

Yet the pages contain distressing information.

The page after Elvis' features details for Jesse Garon Presley, who was stillborn around half an hour before - a tragedy that haunted Elvis for the rest of his days.

The book is a well-known piece of memorabilia.

Dr Hunt's daughter Sarah discovered it while going through his papers after his death.

She sold it to Jimmy Velvet's Elvis Presley Museum in 1981.

Later it passed into the collection of actor and country singer John Corbett, who is the consignor for this sale.

The lot is expected to make around $80,000-100,000 in the August 13 sale, a sum that would place in the upper echelons of Elvis memorabilia.

The record is $600,000, set last year for a gold piano that stood in his music room in Graceland.

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