Elvis Items


Elvis, Memphis and other Local artists


AUCTION DATE - Tuesday, February 27, 2024 7:00 PM

A Memphis staple in photography and vidiography is going out of buisness! After 75yrs, API and API Cine' has closed its doors. They have photographed/filmed celebrities from
Elvis Presley to Tom Cruise and many in-between! This auction contains many items that will thrill any Elvis Presley fan, complete series of John Grisham, including a signed copy,
some of William Speer's lifetime collection, pictures of Memphis through time and some vintage and one of a kind pieces.

Some things to look for:
-2 of the 12 most famous pictures of Elvis that were taken and signed by William Speer, from the photographers personal collection.
-Hungerford Furniture of Memphis bedroom suit. Hungerford selected Elvis for the promotion of this suit, but soon pulled it. Only one known suit was sold, to the Carriers', which is in this auction. The dresser is a 6 drawer instead of the 4 drawer that is in the promotion with Elvis.
-Some of William Speer's lifetime personal collection. William Speer also photographed many other celebrities after becoming famous for the Elvis collection. After his death, many of Speer's photographs, proofs and negatives were given to the owners of API, The Carriers'.
-Original signed photographs taken by William Carrier, owner of API.

Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 1pm-4pm
Monday, February 26, 2024 from 3pm-6pm

Auction is ONLINE ONLY-
Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Lots begin closing at 7pm sharp!

Load-Out Days-
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 9am-4pm
Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 2pm-6pm



  • 3111 Stonebrook Circe, Memphis, TN 38116
  • PREVIEW: Saturday, February 24 from 1pm-4pm
  • PREVIEW: Monday, February 26 from 3pm-6pm
  • AUCTION DATE: Tues., February 27, 7pm


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