Bible that belonged to Elvis Presley sells for £59,000

The sixteen hundred page bible belonged to Elvis Presley Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A bible that belonged to Elvis Presley has sold for £59,000 at Omega Auctions in Stockport.

The sixteen hundred page bible that was given to Presley on his first Christmas in Graceland in 1957 had been expected to raise around £25,000.

It was used by Presley throughout his life until his death on August 16 1977 and contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, and annotations.

Other items from the Elvis collection, owned by a single British collector, included a pair of The King's worn and unwashed briefs which went unsold.

A pair of briefs belonging to Elvis Presley were unsold at the auction Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Bids for the light-blue underpants worn underneath his famous white jumpsuit during a 1977 concert performance, reached £5,000, failing to meet the £7,000 reserve price.

A movie contract signed by Elvis for the 1962 film, Follow That Dream, went for £6,000 and a pair of shoes made by Black Flagg Brothers, owned and worn by Elvis, sold for £6,500.