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Elvis Collector Auctions Dixie Cup Allegedly Used By The King

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a deal for you.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DON'T BE CRUEL")

ELVIS PRESLEY: (Singing) You know I can be found...

INSKEEP: If you like Elvis, North Carolina resident Wade Jones is selling a reputed Elvis artifact - a paper cup, a Dixie cup, allegedly used by Elvis Presley. It touched the lips of the king. A fan claimed to have retrieved the cup one day after a performance in 1956, and bidding for the paper cup has now reached $1,200.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DON'T BE CRUEL")

PRESLEY: (Singing) Please, let's forget my past.

INSKEEP: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.