BRISTOL, VIRGINIA – A collection of unique Elvis Presley memorabilia will soon go to auction.
Some of the items going up for sale include an EKG graph paper purported to mark the moment the King of Rock and Roll was pronounced dead.
The rock icon’s personal physician provided a letter of authenticity (in 1996) that comes with the printout. The letter states the paper came from the machine used to try and revive Elvis. The doctor’s note states he received the item from a man who worked for Baptist Memorial Hospital at the time. The item was previously on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
This auction could be a big money maker, including a collection of costumes and photographs, as well as a piece of furniture from a hotel suite where Elvis once stayed.
Elvis impersonator Matt Dollar is the man selling the items. He says he was given the EKG paper by a Memphis doctor when his house caught fire and Dollar did a tribute concert to help.
Dollar hopes to make money from the auction but he also plans to give part of the proceeds away.
“We do contribute a lot of things to local charities through my tribute show and we will probably end up contributing at least a part of the proceeds from what we collect to one of our local charities,” Dollar said.
When he was five years old, Dollar says he met the King of Rock and Roll himself and he gave young Dollar a pair of sunglasses and a scarf, that started his collection and career as an Elvis impersonator.
Dollar also plans to perform at the auction on April 6 near Bristol.
(NBC contributed to this report)