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King of the road?

Jay Tell thinks he has the genuine article _ a 1975 Tennessee driver's license issued to the king: Elvis Presley.

For $30,000, the Tarzana, Calif., stamp and coin dealer will let you have it.

But Wade Williams, from the Tennessee Department of Safety, questions its authenticity. And officials for Graceland, Presley's estate, say they receive hundreds of calls each year regarding the late rock star's personal effects.

The driver's license, issued Sept. 18, 1975, has Elvis' signature but no photo, which was not required in Tennessee in the '70s. The statistics show the 6-foot, 170-pound singer born on Jan. 8, 1935, had blue eyes, black hair and lived at 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. The license expired on Jan. 8, 1977, about eight months before Presley's death.

Tell, who refused to reveal how much he paid for the license, said he bought it a few weeks ago from a Los Angeles couple in need of money. He would not name them.

Tell said the couple said their daughter received the driver's license 14 years ago as a present from her godmother, Madam Star, a psychic fortuneteller in the South. The psychic said Presley gave her the license after he had had his fortune read.

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