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Elvis Presley's gun license dabs could fetch £75,000

PUBLISHED: 14:16 04 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:35 05 October 2010

Presley's fingerprints up for auction with other pop memorabilia

Presley's fingerprints up for auction with other pop memorabilia

ELVIS Presley's fingerprints are included in 20th century showbiz memorabilia which goes under the hammer this evening (Thurs) at an auction in London's East End. They are expected to fetch £75,000 at the Idea Generation Gallery in Bethnal Green. Other memorabilia includes the original Beatles contract with their new manager Brian Epstein in 1962, expected to go for £250,000

Victoria Huntley

ELVIS Presley's fingerprints are included in showbiz memorabilia of the last half of the 20th century which goes under the hammer this evening (Thursday) at an auction in London's East End.

The fingerprints of the King of Rock'n'Roll are on the original application he made in California in 1970 for a gun license from Beverley Hills cops.

They are expected to fetch a cool £75,000 at the Idea Generation Gallery in Bethnal Green's Chance-street, where the auction opens at 5pm.

The dabs are believed to be the only set of Elvis's fingerprints known to exist.

Other memorabilia includes the original Beatles contract with their new manager Brian Epstein in 1962, expected to go for £250,000.

The contract, the first-ever management deal signed by John, Paul, George and Ringo, was Epstein's own personal copy.

Jimi Hendrix's first Fender Stratocaster guitar is also being tuned for tonight's auction and could go for £500,000, while Doors' frontman Jim Morrison's last notebook detailing his final days in Paris in 1971 could sell for £100,000.

Screen goddess Marilyn Monroe's bustier from her 1959 film Some Like It Hot which she starred in with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon is 'up for grabs' for an estimated £30,000.

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