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Elvis’ Jewelry Up for Auction at Graceland in January

Dec 28, 2015 8:43 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Jewelry and watches owned by Elvis Presley will be among items auctioned at the American singer and actor’s Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, next month.

“The Auction at Graceland” on January 7 will offer a gold, diamond and rock crystal quartz ring gifted by Elvis to his friend Linda Thompson, estimated at $15,000 to $20,000, according to a statement December 15. Also up for bids is a 14-karat gold necklace gifted to bodyguard Sam Thompson featuring the initials “TCB,” estimated at $12,000 to $15,000.

Other lots include a gold Baume & Mercier watch gifted by Elvis to Armond Morales, a member of the band The Imperials, at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in 1969, estimated at $10,000 to $15,000, and a 1973 gold Omega TC1 digital watch with an inscription, gifted to musician and friend Charlie Hodge, estimated at $4,000 to $6,000.

The most valuable item at the event, Elvis’ guitar used on stage at the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert, is estimated at $300,000 to $500,000. It was given to a fan in the front row at a concert in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1975.

The sale, run by Graceland Auctions, allows bids online and in person at the mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. Select artifacts are on view until January 7 at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum.
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