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Bids for paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley hit $1K

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Tulsa is being auctioned on eBay for more than $1,000.

North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Jones says a fan named June allegedly retrieved the cup the day after the performance, right before Elvis left town for a show in Oklahoma City. A letter accompanying the collector’s item says June had asked to keep the cup “as a little memento.”

Jones said that as of Wednesday the highest bid for the cup was $1,080. He said the auction closes Sunday evening.

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