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Elvis Presley's record player sold at auction

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Dec 13, 2013 | 12:59pm EST

Elvis Presley's old record player has sold at auction in Cornwall, England for $6,600 (£4,400). The Perpetuum Ebner Musical 5v Luxus model was sold to a German bidder for more than double its expected price at the Penzance Auction House. The odd memorabilia was expected to go under the hammer for $3,000 (£2,000). According to the BBC, Presley gave the item to pal Ellen Marschhauser and her husband Jim Jenkins in 1959 as a wedding present. The record player was once used by Presley as a guitar amplifier in his hotel room. Jenkins says, "We used it at parties. It had a great sound. But the needle broke so I put it away in the loft thinking I would fix it one day."

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