Dept. of Eeeew: Elvis Autopsy Instruments on the Block

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Update: July 23 Scratch that bid on the rubber gloves. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced today that the Elvis autopsy and embalming equipment slated to be auctioned August 12 has been withdrawn and will be turned over to the funeral home where it was used. Seems there was a little ownership issue.

The instruments used to probe a dead Elvis will be on the block, along with a cache of "fine books and manuscripts" at Chicago's Leslie Hindman Auctioneers August 12. Thanks to a funeral-home worker who's been husbanding them since the King's demise in 1977, fans will have a crack at the "rubber gloves, forceps, lip brushes, comb and eye liner, needle injectors, an arterial tube and aneurysm hooks" used to autopsy and embalm the King. They'll be offered in two lots, with an estimated value of $4,000 to $8,000 each; more info here.

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