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    Elvis Presley and J.D. Sumner Signed Check. In November of 1971, J.D. Sumner and The Stamps were invited to tour and record with Elvis Presley, and the group became a regular fixture with Presley until his untimely death on August 16, 1977. This check for $21,000 from Presley's expense account is dated August 14, 1975, and written to Sumner, has the handwritten memo: "Pay-ment in full for a customized bus G.M.C. 4104 J.D. Sumner", and is signed by Presley on the front in blue ink and endorsed by Sumner on the reverse in black. Always generous with his money and possessions, Elvis made sure that his friends traveled in comfort, and young country singer T.G. Sheppard was no exception. Elvis purchased the custom bus for Sheppard's tour, trusting J.D. with the transaction. Sheppard remained a true and loyal friend to both Elvis and J.D., and went on to make Top 10 hits like "Devil in a Bottle" and "Tryin' to Beat the Morning Home." In Excellent condition with the usual bank cancellation marks. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    June, 2009
    5th-6th Friday-Saturday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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