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ELVIS PRESLEY 1969 INTERNATIONAL HOTEL GLASS DISPLAY
"ELVIS 1969 CONCERT INTERNATIONAL HOTEL GLASS DESKTOP DISPLAY PEN HOLDER PRESENTS ELVIS
NOW DISPLAYED AT THE HOTEL LOBBY DESK ADVERTISING ELVIS 'S PERFORMANCE CONCERT IN THE
EVENINGS AT THE HOTEL ! SUPER RARE AS YOU CAN SEE ITS GORGEOUS !!! MADE OF  CRYSTAL LETTERS,
THE LETTERS GLISTEN WITH WOOD DISPLAY SIZE IS 8 INCHES  X 6 INCHES
EXCELLENT CONDITION"
Yep, one of those pretty promotional glass Elvis rarities is back and yet still just as FAKE as all the others that have
been featured on the F.B.E.I and once again pushed as some maga-rare Elvis collectible. For those not familiar
with these things (check earlier listings), Colonel Parkers widow who used to work for the International Hotel
dealing with Parkers promotions conformed that these are modern productions.

This seller who is often featured in the F.B.E.I listings is asking £1,500.00 [US $2,300.00] AND demands over 20
dollars for postage...yeah I know, some nerve huh!! Anyway, as always avoid these things like the plague.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00222
08.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY RARE MILKY BUST STATUE SO RARE 1970  
"8 INCHES' Tall  ELVIS PRESLEY MILKY WHITE  STATUE , VINTAGE ITEM ,,WELL KEPT AND LOOKS AMAZING!!!!"
Another some what ever so slightly over exaggerated description of this nice little Elvis tribute bust. Described as
some rare item from 1970, this is in fact a post death piece of memorabilia and is available to find ever so cheaper
than the over inflated asking price from this regular F.B.E.I seller.

As with most things, the horrible truth is that some poor unknowing fan, new to the scene may well fall for the B.S
from sellers like this and actually pay the £65.00 [US $99.99] - Spread the word and help steer fans away from this
kind of misleading stuff.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00223
08.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1969 INTERNATIONAL HOTEL BANNER
"super RARE  LARGE YELLOW BANNER FROM THE 1969 LAS VEGAS CONCERT AT THE INTERNATIONAL
HOTEL  pictures from the show included ,.. . SUPER NICE. the 1969 GORGEOUS BANNER IS IN EXCELLENT
CONDITION. .. ,SIZE IS   4 FEET BY 2 FEET  ELVIS 1969 LAS VEGAS HILTON BANNER "
Over the years there have been many bogus concert posters etc but more recently there has been glass items of
Elvis at the International and the Hilton (as we have see here several times) and also seen are banners made to
look as if they more than what they really are. And this one is no different which is once again being offered for sale
by our old friend who is also selling the FOUR listings below.

This asking price for this modern FAKE is a whopping £450.00 [US $685.00] and it can only be said that once again
you should avoid this and spread the word.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00226
08.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1969 LAS VEGAS HILTON SCARF RARE
"ELVIS 1969 INTERNATIONAL VEGAS CONCERT BANNER SCARF FROM SHOW.   22 INCHES X 7 INCHES  WITH
FRINDGE EXCELLENT CONDITION. .."
This is another one of those items where we look and scream out..."WHAT THE F### ARE YOU SAYING". The seller
is actually trying to pass this silky scarf off as some amazing rare item from Elvis' Las Vegas concerts in 1969. A
pretty good trick when the photo of Elvis is from August 1970 during 'Thats The Way It Is'. This is yet another bogus
item offered up by the same seller as the 2 additions below.

This seller asks a ridiculous £100.00 [US $155.00] for this cheap worthless piece of merchandise which was
probably produced in the late 70's and early 80's..
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00224
08.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1956 OVERNIGHT CASE 1950s COOL ~ RARE!
"ELVIS PRESLEY 1956 travel overnight case,has elvis pictures all around it../ !! LOOKS SUPER COOL AND
VINTAGE, FOUND IN A COLLECTION!.....HAS MIRROR....ALL INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION "
We were left open mouthed at seeing this one from our regular ebay seller who this time round left us screaming
out...."THAT IS A F###ING DISGUSTING CON"! Now then, the 1956 overnight case on the right of the picture is the
REAL and the ORIGINAL case. The one on the left is the one being offered for sale on ebay and is nothing more
than an old 50's overnight case with pictures cut out of magazines or whatever and stuck all over the case.

Of course that is the main problem with this FAKE and badly made RIP OFF...But remember that this is 1956 right?
Well just like the scarf below, some of the pictures of Elvis used on the case are from 1957...for example, the
images from 'Loving You' and 'Jailhouse Rock'.

The guy trying to pass this off is asking for £156.00 [US $238.90] for this obvious FAKE...I like to give sellers the
benefit of the doubt that they may not realise they have a fake, but this is so obviously home made that you would
have to be a real dingbat not to know. Add to this that the seller has and has had so many fake items listed on the
F.B.E.I, it almost looks like he cares nothing about what is real and what is not?
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00225
08.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1969 LAS VEGAS SCARF RARE and NIICE
"ELVIS 1972 HILTON VEGAS CONCERT BANNER SCARF FROM SHOW.   22 INCHES X 7 INCHES  WITH FRINDGE
AND AWESOME IMAGES EXCELLENT CONDITION. .. "
Here's another scarf with a made up history from the same old seller we have listed below. This time he cocked up
on the heading but goes on to give the description above.

Now then, just like the scarf listed on the F.B.E.I site, this one is one of those silky style scarves which were
available through stores like 'Elvisly Yours' in the 1980's. But the only thing we can 100% guarantee is that this scarf
was NOT produced in 1972 or any other year that Elvis was alive

Yet again the same old seller is asking for £100.00 [US $155.00] for yet another totally FAKE item and I know that I
have been subject to abuse from one individual, it's people continuously selling things like this that should be
getting targeted in order to prevent any unsuspecting new breed fans from getting ripped off by unscrupulous
sellers.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00227
08.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1956 RARE SUN 45 good Condition 1950s
"super nice item!! Buy it now ships right away !!! looking for a good home, Elvis sun 45 titled HOUND DOG AND
SIDE 2 I WANT YOU I NEED YOU I LOVE YOU .., well kept ,no scratches, well kept .ready to play or dust off and set in
a cabinet "
AAAAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!......I cannot cope anymore. Is there no end to the BULL that gets spewed out
by the seller offering this and the SIX items listed below?

This time its a "RARE" - They're always rare aren't they!...A "RARE 1956 SUN 45".....And the songs on this gem from
the SUN years is 'Hound Dog' and 'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You'. Oh My Gaaaaaaaaaaaawd!

IT'S A BOOTLEG - IT'S NOT AN ORIGINAL SUN 45 FROM 1956 - And is certainly not worth anywhere near the price
this guy is asking, which is a ridiculous £145.00 [US $219.50]. We sure have seen a right old mix bag of fakes and
bogus BS from this seller and we are certain more is to come.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00228
08.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1956 ORIGNL POSTER WOW 1950s SHARP
"VERY RARE ITEM !, HUGE GORGEOUS POSTER  ORIGINAL  .... WELL KEPT ,NICE CONDITION w some aging
weararound the edges and would frame gorgeously ...  !!!!!!!  ... YOU CANNOT FIND  THIS 100 PERCENT ORIGINAL
,WOULD MAKE A GIFT  FOR A COLLECTOR OR FAN. TRUELY AN AMZING ITEM.   ,ELVIS  MEMORBILIA  obtained in
a collection,. READY TO BE FRAMED AND HUNG IN A DEN OR LIVING ROOM . CLEAN ,NO TEARS OR STAINS   
ITS ABOUT 42 INCHES BY 58 INCHES DON'T LET THIS PASS YOU BY.  MAY NEVER EVER FIND ANOTHER"

Oh dear....Guess which ebay seller is selling this as an "Original 1956 Poster"? I'm sure you have guessed but for
those who have not, it's the same charmer who is responsible for the SEVEN listings before this one on this page
(see them below).

Anyway, this is NOT an original 50's poster but is from the 1980's and for the life of me I cannot recall which one but
was a FREE insert poster with an album that could be 'All The Best From Elvis' released in 1982?

One of the sellers cheaper fabrications you can buy this one for £45.00 [US$69.90]...Our advise, leave it and wait tell
you get it with it's original album on ebay or from a dealer.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00229
09.09.10
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Elvis Presley signed photo framed and matted
"Elvis Presley signed black and white photo double matted to 18x22 framed piece. This is a beautiful tribute to "The
King". I hate to part with it but have very little room to display. Comes with COA ."

Here we have another suspicious looking Elvis autograph that comes complete with the oh so important (not)
certificate of authenticity from some company or other that irresponsibly sells these things for big money when like
this one they are mostly fakes and because they come with a COA's from someone calling themselves autograph
dealers, fans not familiar with Elvis' autograph get fleesed by these people.

The company that issued their COA with this one has 2 other Elvis autographs on their website and BOTH of these
are also not the signatures of Elvis Presley. Its a great shame that they continue to get away with this type of thing
especially when this particular company is in America, EPE should be jumping all over these companies. In fact I
am sending a heads up email to EPE about the company selling them.

The asking price for this FAKE is £1,306.76 [US $1,999.99]
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00230
09.09.10
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Original Elvis Presley jacket
"Original Elvis Presley jacket from his 'Taking Care of Business' films. Only 23 worldwide. Worn by Shirley in the
Hawaiian movie. 100% authentic"

Here on the F.B.E.I we have seen a fare amount of fake concert jackets and heard some tall tales, but this one is a
little different. This jacket is apparently from Elvis' "Taking Care Of Business films" and was by all accounts worn by
some woman called "Shirley" in what we are told the "Hawaiian movie"??????????????????

Elvis had this style of jacket produced in 1976/77 for his entourage during his concert tours but the brass plate on
the frame here reads; "ELVIS JACKET   TCB - Taking Care Of Business as worn in his Hawaii movies 1961-1966"
This is of course a ridiculous, even comical claim that is a totally fabricated tale. The other thing that I had to chuckle
at is the "I've Been To Graceland" patch on the right arm lol. The jacket is made by HOWE of Memphis, Tennessee
which did not make these replica jackets until AFTER the death of Elvis Presley.

The company that produced the original tour jackets were 'Apollo by Holloway'. The asking price for this jacket with
it's ridiculously fake history is an even more ridiculous £14,984.97 [AUS $25,000.00].
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00231
18.09.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1955 MILKCOW SUN 78 Chrome AWARD RARE
"ELVIS PRESLEY SUN 78 METTALIC DISPLAY AWARD .THIS WAS DISPLAYED IN A MUSEUM THAT WAS SELLING
OFF SOME OF THEIR THINGS  ,Super rare  .VERY UNIQUE AND super RARE !!!!!  IT LOOKS LIKE AN AWARD
,CELEBRATING MILKCOW; S  SUN RECORDING, IT SHINES AND GLITTERS REAL CHROME .,CLEAN LABEL
,WELL KEPT .           IM NOT SURE IF THERES AN ACTUAL RECORDING OR JUST A DISPLAY PIECE.  ITS
GORGEOUS IN WHICH YOU PROBABLY WANT TO KEEP IT FRAMED,,ITS GORGEOUS ~!!!!!

wow WHAT AN ITEM TO HAVE IN A COLLECTION TO THE LUCKY BIDDER OR BUY IT NOW AND IT IS YOURS  
photos included  with it"

Once again we have another addition courtesy of our regular dodgy dealer on ebay 'americanidols7'. This time
round its this strange "award" for Elvis' SUN record, 'Milkcow Blues Boogie'. Of course this is not an award but is in
fact nothing more than a LASER DISC which has had a repro SUN label stuck on the thing. I remember seeing a
sheet of these labels offered on ebay some time ago.

Once again this seller tries to pass off some cheap tat as some rare Elvis relic in the hope of taking the money from
some poor unsuspecting fan wanting something rare. The starting bid for this is £127.00 [US $199.00] or you can
buy it now for £219.00 [US $344.00] PLUS £12.60 [US$19.85].POSTAGE. Pretty pricey for a laser disc with a sticker
in a frame don't you say?
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00232
19.10.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1974 LAS VEGAS SCARF RARE
"ELVIS 1974 HILTON VEGAS CONCERT BANNER SCARF FROM SHOW.   22 INCHES X 7 INCHES  WITH FRINDGE
AND AWESOME IMAGES EXCELLENT CONDITION"

Here's another post death satin style memorabilia scarf which the same old seller is trying to pass off as some
original concert memento from 1974. It's about time this individual was removed from ebay and it's even more
amazing how his collection of cons and fabricated items are not all over the web warning fans everywhere.

americanidols7 is trying to sell this off for £80.00 [US $125.00] PLUS £6.22 [US$9.80].POSTAGE. What a con!
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00233
19.10.10
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ELVIS PRESLEY 1969 INTERNATIONAL HILTON LARGE PAPER
"RARE~!!!!!!          ELVIS PRESLEY  PROMOTIONALONLY PAPER FROM THE 1969 LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL
HOTEL,, HUGE 23 BY 16 INCHES.  ORIGINAL !!!!!! SHARP.EACH PAGE  LOOKS INCREDIBLE !! WITH ELVIS 1969
INFO AND THINGS ABOUT ELVIS COMING OUT AND PROMOTITING  THE MOVIE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS !! a very
small picture is cleanely cut of the very back page on this one..  , THIS SUPER RARE PAPER WITH POSTER
PICTURES ETC, "

Will it ever end? This is the 38th entry of either, FAKE - MISLEADING or Over valued items from this seller and If we
ever needed evidence to show how much this seller twists things to try and make them more unique or collectible
than they are then this is it.. Our old friend 'americanidols7' says this is some RARE promo paper from Elvis'
comeback 1969 season in Vegas, when in REALITY, this is just a regular Press Book for the MGM movie, 'The
Trouble With Girls (and how to get into it). The shameless seller asks £79.00 [US $124.90] PLUS £6.22
[US$9.80].POSTAGE. It's so unfair that someone like this thinks nothing of ripping off their fellow fans!
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00234
19.10.10
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Elvis Presley Memories Of Holiday Cassette CENSORED
"THIS IS A MEGA RARE CENSORED RELEASE OF THE 1982 MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS CASSETTE. THIS CASSETTE HAS
ALL CHRISTIAN / CHRISTMAS REFERENCES REMOVED FROM BOTH THE TITLE OF THE CASSETTE AND TITLES OF THE
SONGS. BLUE CHRISTMAS IS LISTED AS BLUE.... ETC. THESE SOLD HORRIBLY AND ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND. YOU WILL
PROBABLY NEVER SEE ONE OF THESE AGAIN. CLEAR GREY CASSETTE HOUSING. These Are In Very Good Condition
The Cassette Case Is Complete And Is Not Broken, The Artwork Is 100% Complete."

Stumbled upon this item being offered on ebay and immediately had alarm bells ringing. Between Joe and I, we have exhausted
all avenues in trying to find any sign that this is a legitimate release and we could find nothing. The whole look of the cassette
cover appears to be nothing more than a home made photo copy mock-up of some unheard of release. A couple of years ago,
one fan made a joke about how political correctness was getting so bad that it would not be long before an Elvis Christmas
release will have all reference to Christmas removed. Well it looks like someone has taken this on board and are now trying to
get some unsuspecting fan to pay out £30.90 (US$49.99) for this piece of junk...when was the last time RCA did not put their
company logo onto their releases????
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00235
15.03.11
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ELVIS LIVE IN DALLAS JUNE'75 Dutch Very rare Orginal CD
"ELVIS really is a real powerhouse on this c.d. probably one of his best concerts of the 1970’s singin’ some of his best 70’s
music such as: if you love me, the wonder of you, t.r.o.u.b.l.e. which I think is the highlight of the c.d. Elvis is really givin’ it his
all singin’ it a real rocker + let me be there and the mystery train tiger man medley Holland also presented Graceland with a
gold c.d. for the enormous sales of   the c.d. this another must for any Elvis fans out there as I am sure you’ll love it. The c.d.
plays brilliant and jewel case will be replaced with a new one."

This is one of those albums that are indeed rare and sort after by most Elvis CD collectors, so when I saw this on ebay I
could only wish I had the £34.00 (US$54.99) being asked for it by the seller. But something about the colours of the cover
made me wonder..."Is this real?" And so I went a hunting and found that there was a counterfeit version of the original RCA /
It's Elvis Time release! The illegal copy has no matrix number and the only number on the disc is (NO 25) which can be found
on the CD ring.

So I asked the seller if there was anything on the CD ring and the answer I got was..."Yes there is a holographic NO 25". So
this now puts this £30.00 (US$48.00) CD at a value of around £5.00 (US$8.00).

UPDATE (16.03.11)
I sent the seller the information how the item being offered was a counterfeit and explained why. However, this was not taken
too well and this was the reply I got...
"I am going to let my Elvis expert respond to your letter about this item and give you a bit
of history on the item in question.

Hi my name is ****. I am from Scotland and I have been an Elvis fan since 1975 and have been involved and even ran the
Memphis Mafia in Edinburgh, Scotland for about twenty years. Harmony Greenwood is helping me sell my rare CD's etc. from
my collections. Let me give you some history about where I purchased this CD. I bought this CD in 1992 in the Graceland
Plaza Gift Shop and at the time it cost me $25.99 plus tax in US$ at the time. This CD is in fact genuine. For Graceland would
not sell illegal CD's or counterfeits/ bootlegs. "It's Elvis time" is a Dutch Fan Club that in the 1970's released LP's "having Fun
With Elvis" that consisted of different quotes from Elvis at different concerts etc. They work very closely with RCA and Colonel
Tom Parker. In which they also got a percentage from the sales. So any way once again this Cd is a genuine copy and was
released with the permission of RCA and the Colonel. There is also a European catalog number that reads LC0316 and also
has another number as follows, SPCD 230587. Not everything on the internet is fact.
Thanks, Will

Hi there again ************,
I hope that helps you a bit.
Thanks, *******

This CD was issued in 1987 as an RCA Special Product CD. Made for the Elvis Presley Fan club 'It´s Elvis Time' and is
valued at around £30.00 (US$48.00) - IF authentic of course. Taking on board the words of the "Expert" above, neither Joe or I
were ever aware that
'Having Fun On Stage With Elvis' (the 1974 talking album) was ever put out by Parker AND the Dutch
Elvis fan club????? Anyway, always remember to ask about the NO 25 on the CD ring because these are FAKE!
For extra information regarding this unauthorised CD,
go here

Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00236
15.03.11
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(Above) Counterfeit 'Live In Dallas'
(Below) Authentic RCA/It's Elvis Time
Rare Acetate 10" ELVIS PRESLEY 1955 dj promo ep demo
"MEGA RARE Acetate 10" format 78t d'ELVIS PRESLEY + signature Elvis.
This is a metal acetate.  Both sides play all the way through without popping or skipping.
I found this record with other acetate of the 40s and 50s (acetates audiodics, acetates Presto, Elvis Presley
78t SUN , 78t SUN sample, 78t Prisonaires, Rufus Thomas Jr, Little Junior's Blue Flames Little Milton, ... 78t
Radio spots, ....) As well as singers' SUN and LIBERTY advertising photos. I shall soon put on sale some of
these records and photos!"

I was first made aware of this FAKE in March 2011 by a fan who asked if it was authentic? I went on to seek
advice to confirm my suspicions which were duly confirmed that, 1. The disc was a FAKE and 2. The Elvis
autograph is a FAKE. You gotta love the kind person who typed Elvis' name and the song title so high up the
label so that there was plenty of room for Elvis to autograph it? Or at least for someone to pretend it was
Elvis' autograph!

I wrote a full explanation to the fan who I the learnt had already bought the thing. I advised him to seek a full
refund and wished him luck.
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FBEI #
00237
21.04.11
Good to see how we're not the only one's with the conclusion this as fake as Bigfoot riding a motorbike while whistling 'Song Of The Shrimp'. Check out the FECC topic

UPDATE: We are pleased to announce the seller has now removed this item from sale. But our eyes will be keeping a look out if it pops up again.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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Lp Signed by Elvis Presley and Harry Belafonté
"This is a Mario Lanza sings Christmas Songs LP that I inherited that is signed by Elvis Presley and Harry
Belafonté. They do not sing on this album together but all  three had the same RCA-Victor label. Both Elvis and
Harry could often be seen with the Mr.Lanza. These signatures have been verified by many people including Elvis
memorabilia experts. There is no certificate of authenticity as I do not see the need with the research I and others
have done."

According to the seller, Elvis, Harry Belafonte and Mario Lanza (who died in 1959) "could often been seen"
together? Really, would like to see a photo please! Then we get the revelation that there is no need for any COA?
I just had to write to the seller to ask...
"In your description, you state "There is no certificate of authenticity as I do
not see the need with the research I and others have done." Can you please tell me what research has been done
and can you provide names of those Elvis experts that have agreed this is the autograph of Elvis Presley. Thanks
in advance"
...What for a reply soon?

You can BUY IT NOW for a CRAZY price of £5,500.00 (US$9,000.00). A heck of a lot of money for an old scratch
record that someone has scribbled on the label.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00238
22.04.11
Elvis Presley signed autographed album cover
"Elvis Presley autographed in person on album cover. Purchased at Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame autograph record
convention. Will look very cool framed. The cover is worn,but the autograph is clean,and framed would hide almost
all cover imperfections."

OMG we are too late with this one. This outrageously bad looking Elvis autograph was actually sold on ebay for the
sum of £182.00 (US$300.00), which is a lot of money for a great looking Elvis album cover ruined by some twonk
writing Elvis' name all over it. Only one bidder was involved and this poor chump now thinks he has got himself the
bargain of the year.....Another shame and another example of ruthless, cheating lowlifes selling off fakes to
unknowing Elvis devotee's.
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00239
25.04.11
ElvisPresley Orig Sun 45 Greenback Dollar/Foolish Heart
"Elvis plays piano on this super rare Ray Harris release - This is the only extra copy I've ever had. Everyone knows Elvis had five
singles released on Sun, this sixth single is by far the rarest and the one I'm offering is in pristine condition. Perfect labels, shiny
unplayed vinyl. This extraordinary original Sun 45 is a history-making release in history-making condition"

This is a total myth which seems to have first arisen in the 1970's book 'The Boy Who Dared To Rock' by Paul Lichter. The song,
'Greenback Dollar, Watch & Chain' was recorded on April 7th 1957 at SUN Studio's in Memphis. On April 6th 1957, Elvis played
his last of 4 shows in Philadelphia and stayed over night and started to travel home on the 7th, arriving back home in Audubon
Drive on the 8th. However, the recording does feature another legend, Roy Orbison can be heard on backing vocals. But Elvis is
NOT featured anywhere on this record.

This is being offered for sale on ebay for a starting price of £335.00 (US$550.00)
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00240
27.04.11
Elvis Presley Moody Blue One-Of-A-Kind Test Pressing
"The Rarest Elvis Presley Album In The World......This mint rare one-of-a-kind experimental in-house test pressing picture disc
features the original planned LP cover artwork for Moody Blue. This album was produced for Colonel Parker at the peak of the
picture disc craze by Fitzgerald Hartley who were the producers of all picture discs at that time. For whatever reason the Colonel
and RCA decided not to produce this album commercially. It contains material from other LPs and as it is the only copy ever
produced it can rightfully hold the title of the world's rarest Elvis album. Paul Lichter's Elvis Unique Record Club is proud to offer
this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to all Elvis fans and collectors."

Is this one a real, rare one of a kind album? Well, its very likely one of a kind, but is it an official RCA test pressing?
To be honest we don't know for certain, however. We are highly sceptical and would even say we are 95% sure that this is a
made up oddity? This is being offered for sale on ebay for a starting price of £1,849.00 (US$3,050.00)
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00241
27.04.11
Elvis Presley Rare Aloha Test Presssing Picture Disc
"Rare One-of-a-kind Experimental In-house Two-sided Picture Disc Test Pressing........Anyone who collects Elvis Aloha items or
records will want this one as it is the only one in the world ever pressed. During the picture disc craze Fitzgerald Hartley pressed
this one-of-a-kind 7" one-sided promotional Aloha From Hawaii picture disc for Colonel Parker and RCA at their request. The
project for a commercial release never happened. Paul Lichter's Elvis Unique Record Club is proud to offer perhaps the rarest
Elvis Presley record in the world. This is a mint unplayed piece. "

As with the one below...Is this one a real, rare one of a kind issue? Again, it is very likely a one of a kind pressing, but is it an
official RCA test pressing? As before we have no way of knowing for sure but we are very suspicious of this one along with his
other "one of a kind test pressings".

This is being offered for sale on ebay for a starting price of £319.00 (US$524.99)
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00242
27.04.11
Elvis Presley Leg Perf. 3 Test Pressing Picture Disc LP
"Rarest Elvis Picture Disc Album.............Rare one-sided experimental picture disc produced by RCA for its then president - One of
only two copies known to be made - This collectors dream plays the music from Legendary Performer Vol. 3 but picture on disc
shows the original cover for Elvis' first album Elvis Presley LPM-1254 - This copy is stone mint & is a once in a lifetime
opportunity to make your Elvis collection the best."

There is nothing more that can be said except to repeat what has been stated in the previous couple of albums posted.
This, as with those are extremely suspicious items and should be treated as such.

This is being offered for sale on ebay for a starting price of £1,820.00 (US$3,000.00)
Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00243
27.04.11
Elvis Presley Autographed Acetate
"Elvis Personally Owned Autographed Acetate.........This Metro Goldwyn Mayer original acetate features a custom red,
white & blue label - Recorded at 78rpm both songs are Take 1 and are unreleased versions - This was a part of
Elvis' collection at Graceland. Elvis autographed this acetate for legendary director Norman Taurog and we obtained
it when we purchased the Taurog estate. This historic piece of Elvis history comes with two letters of authenticity. One
from the Taurogs and one from us."

This is just crazy stuff. The autograph is, to us a complete fake and as for the acetate. Well, this is a definite acetate
but is it a real acetate from the production company? With the autograph being tainted it sure as hell adds suspicion
over the remainder of the item.

This is being offered for sale on ebay for a starting price of £1,548.00 (US$2,550.00)
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FBEI #
00244
27.04.11
ELVIS PRESLEY SIGNED 1969 LAS VEGAS HOTEL MENU RARE
"super RARE 1969 menu SIGNED ELVIS PRESLEY  ORIGINAL ELVIS 'S FIRST LAS VEGAS SHOW MENU,MINT
CONDITION ,VERY LITTLE WEAR,ORIGINAL THIS WAS IN AN ELDERY MANS COLLECTION ,STORY IS HE WENT
TO THAT INCREDIBLE 1969 PERFORMANCE AND WAS IN HIS GLORY  AT THE SHOW AND MET ELVIS AND
SAID HE WAS TRULY THE MOST PLEASANT AMAZING GUY  ........IN 1969 ELVIS DID HIS VERY FIRST LAS VEGAS
CONCERT SHOW AT THE  INTERNATIONAL HOTEL IN VEGAS. THIS  MENU IS FROM THAT VERY FIRST SHOW."

Super rare 1969 menu.....YES! Signed by Elvis Presley......NO!
There really is not much that we can say about this except, what a terrible crime. We've featured another crime of
criminal damage of an Elvis treasure back at FBEI #00124. As Joe said it's an $800.00 menu, ruined by a damn
fake autograph.

This is being offered for sale on ebay for a starting price of £537.63 (US$895.00)
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FBEI #
00245
29.04.11
Young Elvis Presley photo, signed w/coa
"My name is Larry Mark Polsky, Esq and I am a 63 year old trial attorney. I have been collecting sports memorabilia
for 25 years. I am giving a money back guarantee that if any item you purchase from me is not originally signed you
may return it to me for a full refund."

Now here is an addition to our files that we really feel sorry for. This poor fella paid a lot of money back in 1992 and
so we have a real case of seller unknowingly ripped off himself and now there is the risk of another fan being
ripped off as the seller decides it's time to sell it. We will be contacting this unfortunate guy and point out that he
was conned by Dan Schwartz, who seems to have written on his business card "Elvis (I Knew Him)"???? Hmm!
As for the "coa"..... there is no coa, unless he thinks the receipt is one???? Anyway...This is being offered for sale
on ebay for a starting price of £1,921.83 (US $3,150.00)
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FBEI #
00246
06.05.11
Extremely Rare ELVIS PRESLEY 7" 45 What A Fool I Was
"ELVIS PRESLEY Rare USA 7" 45  What A Fool I Was (Fool Fool Fool) / Shake Rattle & Roll  Label:  Presto
Disc: Mint Elvis recorded 'Fool Fool Fool' at Sun Studios around 1954 or '55 but it was never released as a Sun single.  
This version of 'Shake Rattle & Roll' is an unissued version with the highly controversial last verse lyrics which were
changed for the official release."

Not sure if this is being banded as the original copy or not? However, as there is nothing stating that this is a
reproduction I decided to included in our list of fakes a bogus Elvis items. The original was on a 10" acetate with the
Presto label which was orange and white. This repro is a 7" and a cheap black & white label...The starting price is low
but I would not pay any more than this at a push £13.00 (US $19.99)
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FBEI #
00247
13.05.11
ELVIS PRESLEY SUN RECORD (LIVE RECORDINGS)+PS MEGA RARE
"UP FOR AUCTION IS A ELVIS PRESLEY LIVE SUN RECORDING WITH TOMMY & JIMMY DOESEY BROTHERS
ORCHESTRA PLUS SUN SLEEVE.  RECORDING WAS JAN 28TH - MAR 24, 1956.

SIDE 1 = SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL WITH THE JORDANAIRS LIVE RECORDING.   AUDIANCE IS SCREAMING AND
YELLING AND GOING CRAZY.  SEE PHOTO. TAILOFF MARKING IS U-999.

SIDE 2 = HEARTBREAK HOTEL WITH THE TOMMY AND JIMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA. LIVE RECORDING.  (SEE PHOTO).
TAILOFF MARKINGS IS U-998.

LABELS: ARE CLEAN WITH NO MARKINGS,  LABELS ARE DARKER THAN MY PHOTOS SHOW. THIS RECORD MAY BE
ONE OF A KIND, AS I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER LIVE RECORDING OF ELVIS PRESLEY.  RECORD WILL BE SOLD
AS IS, NO RETURNS. BIDDING WILL START AT $200.00 WITH NO RESERVE."

WOW, this seller seems to think he has a treasure among treasures? It's a bootleg 7" vinyl, one of several that were issued
as bootlegs at the time. How do we know this is not an original Elvis Presley SUN record? Well, history knows that Elvis
had just 5 SUN singles then he left the label in November 1955. When Elvis Presley found himself on the Dorsey Show in
1956, when these recordings were made, he was under RCA Records. These recordings were not officially released on
record until 1984 on the 50th Anniversary box set, 'A Golden Celebration."

This guy is starting bids at a ridiculous £122.00 (US$200.00) for a record worth around £15.00 MAX

Link To The Ebay Listing
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FBEI #
00248
13.05.11
J. D. Sumner & The Stamps Memories of Our Friend Elvis
"This auction is for a Memoires of Our Friend Elvis J. D. Sumner and The Stamps LP.  This is a 2-record set.  It is still factory
sealed and in mint condition.  #BMD 373.  This LP is long out of print and just about impossible to find sealed.  This is a
"must" for any Elvis Presley collector or fan.."

There's always someone who thinks they have some Elvis item that is worth loads of money. However, this seller thinks he
has an Elvis RELATED item that is worth big bucks? Even worse the seller appears to be a store and thinks this particular
album is worth a buy it now price of £77.00 (US$125.00), when in reality a sealed copy is worth just £9.00 (US$15.00) MAX.
Let's hope nobody is suckered in to paying the extortionate asking price.

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FBEI #
00249
18.05.11
ELVIS PRESLEY (MISSPELLED PRESELY) #447-0601 N/R
"UP FOR AUCTION IS ELVIS PRESLEY (MISSPELLED PRESELY) THAT'S ALL RIGHT & BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY.    
#447-0601  RCA GOLD STANDARD  (RED LABEL)---(ONE OF A KIND)-- MEGA RARE: WE HAVE  A  BUY IT NOW OF
$6,000.00.  THIS RECORD COMES FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION  OF (50 YEARS) AND THE ONLY ONE I
HAVE EVER SEEN. NOTE: RECORD BOOKS HAVE A #447-0602 (ELVIS PRESLEY MISSPELLED FOR ($6,000).  THE
RECORD I AM SELLING IS #447-0601.  WHICH IS EITHER AS RARE OR RARER THE #447-0602."

One may well think they have some rare 45 single of Elvis Presley when his name is spelt wrong on the label...PresELY!
And this record dealer on ebay sure thinks he has just that as he asks a whopping £3,657 [US$6,000] for the one he has
listed for sale. Sadly for him, this particular error is possibly the most common one out there as this certainly is NOT a one
of a kind and is worth, at most.....£12.00 [US$20.00]

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FBEI #
00250
05.06.11
ELVIS PRESLEY DJ PROMO (OLD SHEP) (ONE SIDED) CR-15
"UP FOR AUCTION IS ELVIS PRESLEY DJ PROMO (OLD SHEP) ( ONE SIDED)  CR-15 MEGA RARE. VINYL CONDITION  IS
EXCELLENT AS RECEIVED FROM DJ (NOT FOR SALE) FOR PROFESSIONAL AND DISC JOCKEY USE ONLY.
NOTE:   THIS RECORD WAS RECEIVED IN A (GREEN RCA SLEEVE)(INCLUDED) WHICH YOU NEVER SEE.  DJ'S
THREW THEM AWAY. WE HAVE A BUY IT NOW OF $600.00."

Here is a record that is one of the rarest Elvis 45s on the market, or it would be if it were real. The same seller as the listing
below (Misspelled Presely) is offering this, one sided DJ Promo of 'Old Shep' at a Buy It Now price of £365 [US$600], if this
were real then the price would be nearer £609 [US$1,000].

How to know its a fake! The numbers in the vinyl trail off are engraved and not machine stamped like it should be
The seller was contacted and asked:
Q: Hello Can you tell me if the numbers in the vinyl trail off is machine stamped or is it engraved .
A: HI THE NUMBERS IN THE TAILOFF AREA LOOKS LIKE IT WAS ENGRAVED. DON'T KNOW HOW ANYONE COULD
ETCH IT????? GOOD LUCK bingo_nanny2
There we have it direct from the sellers mouth, this is indeed a FAKE and is valued at £12.00 [US$20.00] maximum.

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FBEI #
00251
05.06.11
"E" LAPEL PIN
"We have a nice collectible piece for you. A “Lapel Pin” owned and worn by Elvis. This beautiful piece comes from Elvis
sidekick and long-time friend Charlie Hodge. We have attached a scan of the lapel pin and certificate of authenticity from
Charlie.......MAKE ME AN OFFER!"

This item was sent in to us asking what we thought of the item and how true did we find the story that comes with it.. The
first alarm bell was the COA....We've only seen Charlie Hodge sold items come with a COA on headed paper with a photo
of Elvis and Charlie together as a watermark on the paper and the type over the top which started off with a quick intro to
who Charlie was  to Elvis. The COA with this pin is so very different and is a real concern.

Charlie's signature....Here's another alarm bell. When you compare the signature on the pin COA and the one on the known
authentic COA, it is clear to all that the two are a different as chalk and cheese. Plus, the C on the pin COA appears to have
a couple of hesitation marks.

What about the lapel pin itself? Well, tying in with the COA, there is no information as to the time period Elvis was supposed
to have worn this pin? There are no photo evidence offered, no background story, no details of what it's made from,
remember, Elvis would surely have something more special than a cheap metal right?

In the image on the left we have complied all the components mentioned in this listing for you to compare the differences
for yourself.

So, the final verdict. In our opinion this is something we would advise anyone to stay away from.

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FBEI #
00252
09.07.11
ELVIS PRESLEY Signed Music Sheet 'Blue Suede Shoes'
"NB - this is a pre-print, not the original! This auction is for a brand new copy of an original music sheet signed by rock and roll star
- Elvis Presley. Music sheet is signed clearly by Elvis Presley & others. The document from Elvis Presley is signed.  For the
purposes of the auction winner, the document will be provided on a 10x8 scan of the original allowing the winner to make a
fantastic mounted presentation piece. 013 2 - Elvis Presley signed Music Sheet - 'Blue Suede Shoes'.  A signed music sheet for
'Blue Suede Shoes'.  Signed in black marker pen by Elvis Presley, DJ Fontana, Charlie Hodge and Joe Esposito. The original of
this item would cost you a small (or in fact - large) fortune, and this item is a copy of the original."

As this is not being sold as an original, this will have no value what-so-ever. But we have included this because of the other
autographs on the sheet. Things like this have the prospect of screwing things up in the future as far as people with other bogus
autographs using these as a comparison. Obviously the Elvis autograph is a total fake, but Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge and D.J.
Fontana's all appear to be accurate.

The bottom line is someone has obviously obtained the three associates autographs over time and now added Elvis Presley in
order to make out they have something extra special and go on to sell copies to fans. So let's hope not many or hardly any at all
bother taking up the offer of this "pre-print".

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FBEI #
00253
19.07.11
Elvis Presley Signed "Mr. Rhythm" Souvenir Photo Album
"Original ~ Extremely Rare ~ 1956 Elvis  Presley  "Mr. Rhythm"  Signed Souvenir Picture Album. This rare,
extremely limited edition collectible masterpiece is the ultimate autograph piece.  An original rare 50's
Elvis Photo Album signed by Elvis Presley from 1956!  Wow!  It doesn't get much better than that for an
authentic autograph by the King of Rock 'n Roll. The 12-page booklet contains three pages of pictures of
Elvis, along with photos of June Carter, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, the Louvin Brothers, Benny
Martin, and Justin Tubb. The booklet is in Very Fine condition with mild wear and toning.  A fantastic piece
of Elvis memorabilia. Picture shows front and back of booklet, with an inset picture provided to better see
the beautiful Elvis autograph. This authentic, rare, collectible piece of history will go quickly."

When Joe saw this he went through the roof. This is the one souvenir picture album he needs for his
collection and its the rarest and most expensive at anywhere between $800 - $1000 a pop. So imagine his
dismay when he saw someone had tried to sign Elvis' name across the front cover! In order to try and
make this rare and valuable piece of Rock n Roll history more valuable someone (either this owner or the
previous one?) has tried to fake Elvis' autograph out of sheer GREED and ask for a whopping $3,495.00.
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FBEI #
00254
19.07.11
ELVIS & THE BEAUTY QUEEN TV GUIDE PROMO
This F.B.E.I listing is one for a chuckle more than anything else (just like the actual film then).
Those of us who have seen the movie "Elvis & The Beauty Queen" will never forget how bad the thing is, how bad Don
Johnson is as Elvis, how bad Ronnie McDowell is as Elvis' singing voice. And those of you who have yet to see this movie,
you're on your own, sorry!

Anyway, we found this humorous and decided this juts had to go in the Finding Bogus Elvis Items files because they don't
come much more bogus than this one.

The advert which was in TV Guide is an artists rendition and shows the films main characters, Elvis & Linda Thompson.
While the actress playing Linda [Stephanie Zimbalist] is clearly shown, the artist decided to go for using Elvis himself and not
Don Johnson, who was playing the part of the King in the film.

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FBEI #
00254
19.07.11
Vintage Elvis Presley Colorful Bakelite Charm Bracelet
"You are looking at a beautiful vintage charms bracelet still on the original card.
From the Elvis Presley Enterprise 1956. Silver tone chain ornate with colorful nuggets of Bakelite.
The condition is excellent 7" long. ELEGANT!"

We've seen fakes and bogus items but here is a  pure con. The smaller image below is what should be on the card, an Elvis
Presley Dog Tag from 1956. But the main photo shows some monstrosity of a bracelet which the seller claims to be the
original item. The seller is asking $79.00 for this pile of crap. These people never cease to amaze us.

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FBEI #
00255
19.07.11
ELVIS PRESLEY SUN DEMO (MY HAPPINESS) ONE SIDE NR
"UP FOR AUCTION IS ELVIS PRESLEY'S DEMO (MY HAPPINESS) SUN 1953 (ONE SIDED) NOT FOR SALE
(DEMONSTRATION COPY), MEGA RARE IN ANY CONDITION.
NOTE: (REVISED) EVERONE IS TELLING ME THIS IS A REPRO, I DO NOT THINK SO."

LMFAO....We just love the "EVERONE IS TELLING ME THIS IS A REPRO", well, not too sure about EVERONE but we can state
that Everyone is right. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence would be able to find out the history of Elvis' 1st demo and that it
was a 10" not a 7" and it was 2 sided not 1 sided and the label was plain white (backside of a Sun label) due to running out of
the Memphis Recording Service labels. Marion Keisker typed Elvis' name and the song titles on both labels. Anyway, the
seller wanted ONE THOUSAND dollars STARTING BID....lol! Good news is, the auction ended and nobody made a bid.
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FBEI #
00256
07.09.11
Young Elvis Presley photo, signed w/coa
"Young Elvis Presley photo, signed, framed and coa. My name is Larry Mark Polsky, Esq and I am a 63
year old trial attorney. I have been collecting sports memorabilia for 25 years. I am giving a money back
guarantee that if any item you purchase from me is not originally signed you may return it to me for a full
refund."

Well Larry Mark Polsky, Esq - Save yourself the trouble and anyone else and either throw away that COA
or take it and the picture back to where you got it because this is one of the most glaringly obvious fakes
we've ever seen.

The starting bid for this was a ridiculous THREE THOUSAND dollars.....Arrrrgghhhh! Anyway, I have
included the "coa" so everyone can see what expert dealer declared this trash to be Elvis' own
autograph and declares the following..."I Knew Him"???????????

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FBEI #
00257
07.09.11
NOTICE: The items listed on these pages are of our opinion only. There is no exact science to finding what is real and what is not (i.e. Autographs) and so we can only try our
best to give you our thoughts and advice. The final decision is of course your own, we cannot be help responsible for
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