Elvis Presley's underpants expected to fetch £10,000 at auction

A live band backs up a virtual Elvis during a memorial concert of Elvis footage Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Elvis's underpants are to go on sale at an auction of pop memorabilia.

Unwashed and soiled, the pair of Presley's underpants were worn beneath one of his famous white jumpsuits during a performance in 1977.

The blue dance briefs are expected to fetch up to £10,000 when they go under the hammer next month at the auction in Stockport, Cheshire.

Presley died 35 years ago this month and there is expected to be a lot of interest from his fans from across the globe.

Other items up for sale include his personal Holy Bible (below), which is expected to raise up to £25,000.

The bible was given to Presley on his first Christmas at Graceland in 1957 and used throughout his life until his death on August 16 1977.

It contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, annotations and underlining throughout. Poignantly, one of the many lines emphasised by the entertainer states: "What is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself or be cast away."

The full catalogue and auction will be streamed live from the auction room in Stockport on September 8.