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Elvis autopsy instruments auctioned

Published 21/07/2010 | 13:47

Items used in Elvis Presley's autopsy and embalming will be sold
Items used in Elvis Presley's autopsy and embalming will be sold

Instruments used in Elvis Presley's autopsy and embalming are going up for auction in Chicago.

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The items going under the hammer include the 'John Doe' toe tag used after the original was stolen amid the chaos at the hospital following the singer's death.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold the auction on August 12, four days before the 33rd anniversary of Elvis's death.

The auction house said all of the items used in the autopsy and funeral preparations will be available, from rubber gloves and forceps to a comb and eye liner.

Even the coffin invoice and the hanger used to hold the star's burial suit will be sold.

The items were saved by the senior embalmer at the Memphis Funeral Home, which prepared the singer's body.

The items will be auctioned in two sets valued at up to 6,000 and 8,000 dollars.

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