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

The offered Sterling silver St. Christopher necklace pendant was owned by Elvis Presley and was given to his cousin Patsy Presley. The image on the pendant portrays the classic image of St. Christopher carrying the Christ Child across a river. It is this legend that Christian's used to name Christopher as the patron saint of travelers. Circling the image in inlaid silver letters it says "SAINT CHRISTOPER PROTECT US." Elvis certainly qualified as a traveler for most of his career, and we imagine St. Christopher was a favorite of his. The pendant is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of it among other items he purchased from Patsy. The letter states,

The item listed and shown above has been in my personal Elvis Presley collection since 1988. I purchased this item, and many others, from Patsy Presley, Elvis Presley’s cousin who worked as secretary in the offices at Graceland for many years during Elvis’ career. The item was originally from a jewelry box from Elvis’ bedroom dresser. I purchased the jewelry box and all its contents from Patsy in 1988. While it didn’t contain any of Elvis’ ornate jewelry with diamonds and gold, etc., it did contain many rings, watches, money clips, cuff links, bracelets, pins and other items of this sort that were often gifted to Elvis by family, friends and even fans. Included below is a copy of the money order with which I purchased the items from Patsy Gambill (her married name at the time) as well as a color copy of the handwritten letter from Patsy, dated October 25, 1988, describing the jewelry box and what it meant to Elvis.

Also accompanying is a color copy of the original letter from Patsy Presley Gambill, as referenced in Tom's letter. The pendant measures 7/8 x 1 1/4 inches and presents with only minimal wear. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Sterling Silver "St. Christopher Protect Us" Necklace Pendant Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,450
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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