Elvis Presley Memorabilia: Taking Care of Business & Outfitting Himself Accordingly
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Elvis Presley Memorabilia
As a bonafide legend by the age of 25, it’s no wonder The King of Rock n’ Roll quickly learned a thing or two about living the good life. From his embellished sense of style, to his imaginative shangri-la at Graceland, Elvis Presley maintained a sense of child-like wonder and imagination documented thoroughly throughout the evolution of his epic career.
We’re big fans of the King at Nate D. Sanders and have auctioned various Elvis Presley memorabilia items in the last year that speak to his musical fame, of course, but also to the man in his life offstage.
The very best piece of Elvis Presley memorabilia we have sold is an original Elvis Presley Golden Globe. It is extremely unusual that a piece of Elvis Presley memorabilia of this significance is not at Graceland.
It is an original Golden Globe award for “Elvis on Tour”, Elvis’ final film, shot in 1972. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented this award for Best Documentary Film at the 1973 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The MGM film was a musical documentary directed by Robert Abel and Pierre Adidge. It provided a behind-the-scenes perspective on Elvis on a 15-city U.S. tour, as well as footage from his legendary live performances. It sold for $10,000.
The King loved his gold embellishments and adorned himself in all kinds of glitzy bedazzles over the years. This Mathey Tissot watch was custom-made by Memphis Jeweler Harry Levitch in 1971. It has ”ELVIS PRESLEY” engraved in raised circular letters studded with four small stars around the bezel.
The watch was given by Presley to Alan Fortas in the early 1970s and includes a copy of an LOA from Fortas, as the two became friends in Graceland in the 1950′s and Fortas worked for Presley for most of his career as one of the prominent ”Memphis Mafia.”
Elvis Presley Worn Custom Made Riding Jacket — Sold for $3,781.25
The King wore this riding horseback at Graceland. He had a grandiose stable and was often seen riding his horse, Riding Sun.
The suede jacket came with an LOA from the son of ”Blue Suede Shoes” songwriter Carl Perkins, who was given this jacket personally by Presley.
Caramel suede jacket was custom made for The King by Mike McGregor who resided at Graceland, and was worn riding horses on the famed estate. Check out these photos of Presley at home and riding the Graceland kind of life.
In July, we auctioned Presley’s Personally Owned Shotgun that sold for $2,836.
The shotgun was customized by Elvis and is a “High Standard Flite King riot” model K-10 firearm. The King was big on customizing his goodies, and here adds initials ”EP” and a lightning bolt design, both in gilt, appear on each side of the receiver. Both sides of the stock have also been personalized with a lightning bolt and his motto, ”TCB” for ”Taking Care of Business”.
The gun came with a COA from the famed Jimmy Velvet Collection of the Elvis Presley Museum.
We auctioned a suede shirt worn and owned by Presley — With LOA by Elvis’ Manager Colonel Tom Parker. It sold for $4,570.
Presley’s longtime famed manager Colonel Parker writes, “…it has been in my office collection of Elvis items for years and I’m sure there is a photo somewhere of Elvis wearing this item.”
We also have sold candid photos of the iconic singer, as well as his signature, including one in this Autograph album signed by Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. It sold for $1,892.
He writes, ”love ya / Elvis Presley” in green ink, while Monroe writes, ”To Joyce / Love & Kisses / Marilyn Monroe” in blue.
Elvis Presley memorabilia is king.
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