August 27, 2020 Elvis Presley BIG 50 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/27/2020

Offered is a 14K gold ID bracelet given from Elvis Presley to his personal bodyguard Dick Grob in the early 1970s. Most of Elvis' inner circle of guys received one of these ID bracelets. Traditionally, the person's name would be engraved on one side and their nickname would be engraved on the other. Interestingly, the offered bracelet has neither, and Dick Grob's accompanying signed and notarized letter explains why. The letter, dated February 5, 2020, reads in part:

In the early 1970s, Elvis was at his home at 845 Chino Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California. I was at the house with several other members of his group standing by the bar area in the dining room. Elvis walked into the living room from his bedroom at the end of a hallway. He looked around, seeing who was there and returned to his bedroom and immediately returned to the living room. He sat down on the couch and called to me. I entered the living room and he motioned me to sit down opposite him. Once I sat down he began talking. He said, 'Dick, I have something for you. It's a gold I.D. bracelet which I gave to everyone else and you weren't there, but I want you to have one. I had everyone's name engraved on it and their nick name on the other side. Your bracelet has nothing engraved on it for two reasons, I haven't given you a nick name yet and you're too secretive, no one needs to know who you are.' I took the bracelet and put it on my right wrist, saying, 'It will always be there, where my right hand will always be ready to take care of you, and thank you.' Elvis knew what I meant because he knew I always shot with that hand. 

Dick goes on to relate a parable that Elvis shared with him about a lion and a fox. "Fox" was the nickname Elvis gave Dick. He also recounts that the bracelet was cleaned and repaired once when a fire caused it to be covered in melted plastic. The bracelet is styled and constructed in the exact manner as several manners we have seen over the years, including the "14K" stamped into the clasp. The bracelet, weighing 20.85 grams, measures 9 inches in length with the center gold cylinder measuring 1 1/2 inches in length. The bracelet presents with only mild wear. Near Mint condition.

14K Gold ID Bracelet Gifted by Elvis Presley to His Bodyguard Dick Grob
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,325
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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