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A legendary sale and a dazzling glove highlight Kruse GWS Auctions sale
The Hagstrom Viking II guitar was played by the King on December 3, 1968 on NBC Television.



LOS ANGELES, CA.- Kruse GWS Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house specializing in entertainment memorabilia, fine jewelry, master timepieces and Royal artifacts has announced highlight results for The Artifacts of Hollywood & Music auction which took place Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Los Angeles. The rare Elvis Presley 1968 Comeback Special Cherry Red Hagstrom Viking II guitar was among the most highly anticipated items in the auction and Brigitte Kruse, known in the industry as the most sought after expert auctioneer of Elvis Presley memorabilia did not disappoint. The legendary guitar sold for $625,000.

The Hagstrom Viking II guitar was played by the King on December 3, 1968 on NBC Television. This marked the superstar’s return to live performance after seven years when his career was centered on the movie business. The guitar was also pictured with Elvis on the cover of his RCA album “From Elvis in Memphis.”

Bids from around the world resulted in additional highlights that included the Michael Jackson Custom Made Bill Whitten Glove which sold for $137,500; a Rolling Stones Autographed 1978 SNL Backdrop sold for $18,750; a collection of 5 Elvis Presley Sun Records 45s signed by Sam Phillips sold for $7,500; Elvis Presley’s Blue Enamel TCB Necklace sold for $20,000; a Metallica James Hetfield Black ESP Custom Guitar sold for $40,625; and a Janis Joplin Native American Ring given to a fan sold for $4,375 among other results.

And then there were the vehicles from some of film and television’s most popular moments. “It was an offer no one could refuse!” The vehicles demanded extraordinary final prices including the Grand Theft Auto V 2006 Dodge Viper SRT Bravado Banshee car sold for $118,750 setting the bar for a new world record achieved for an auto created for a video game sold at auction; the Mad Max Style 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor sold for $156,250; “The Godfather” (1972) 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood ’75 Limo sold for $50,000; “The Great Race” (1965) Hannibal Twin-8 with Scissor Lift Vehicle sold for $112,500 and a “Knight Rider” (2008) KITT 2008 Ford Mustang sold for $62,500.

From the monumental to the unexpected, the auction celebrated some of the highest grossing films in entertainment history, music’s most memorable moments and personal items from screen goddesses and award-winning actors.










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