Paul MacLeod passed away in his chair on the front porch last July after a shooting incident, and University of Mississippi students and alum mourned the end of an era.
Graceland Too has been a rite of passage for new university students, but now, Spur K Auctions will host the clearance auction at 10 a.m. on the last day of January. A preview of the items will be on January 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The address of the auction is 200 East Gholson Ave. in Holly Springs.
BuzzFeed recently posted a lengthy article entitled: “The Last Days of Paul MacLeod,” written by Elise Jordan who grew up in Holly Springs. Here is an excerpt concerning the auction:
Though Paul’s sister Betty said the upcoming auction “breaks her heart,” no family member is interested in maintaining the shrine. More than a thousand pieces of Elvis memorabilia will be up for grabs to the highest bidder via Spur K Auctions, including 155 albums and every vinyl 45 — as well as the original covers — Elvis ever released. The auctioneer, Greg Kinard, has not found Elvis’ first-grade report card, which had reportedly been one of Paul’s most prized possessions (I never personally saw it).
Distinguishing Paul’s facts versus fictions is a source of ongoing tension between local friends of Paul and his daughters, who believe that valuable items were taken from the property by “local people taking advantage of the situation.” Specifically, they believe that Paul owned four of Elvis’ original albums in blue vinyl, estimated to be worth $1,500 each.
According to Kinard, inquiries have come from around the world, including Japan, Russia, and France. Kinard has been taken aback that many buyers are “not just about Elvis. There’s a lot of Paul MacLeod lovers out there.” Though he doesn’t want to speculate about projected sales, the entire estate — including the property, house, Cadillacs, and memorabilia — may go into the six figures, “if we are very lucky.”
Here is a video produced by Fox13 Memphis of a tour within Graceland Too led by no other than Paul MacLeod, for the sake of going down the memory lane.
Callie Daniels is a staff reporter for HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at email@example.com.