Elvis' Armpit-Stained Jumpsuit for Sale

It could fetch as much as $200K at auction

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 23, 2014 10:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – Would you pay $200,000 for an old white jumpsuit with sweat stains in the armpits? No? What if said jumpsuit (and sweat) belonged to none other than the King himself? One of Elvis Presley's suits—featuring, in addition to the sweat, a bejeweled peacock and worn during his Las Vegas performances—is going up for auction tomorrow at Sotheby's, where it's expected to fetch between $100,000 and $200,000, Time reports.

Presley considered the blue and green peacock—adorned with rhinestones and gold lame and stretched across the front, back, and sides of the suit—to be good luck, CNBC reports. Why the sweat stains? The suit is understandably difficult to clean. Also up for grabs at the "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk" auction: Bob Dylan's original handwritten "Like a Rolling Stone" lyrics on hotel stationery; a piano played by John Lennon, Elton John, and David Bowie; and Jimi Hendrix's infamous $1 contract.

In this May 23, 1977 file photo, Elvis Presley performs in Providence, RI, three months before his death.
In this May 23, 1977 file photo, Elvis Presley performs in Providence, RI, three months before his death.   (AP Photo, File)
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