August 26, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/26/2021

Elvis Presley must have looked like quite the bad-ass in the offered black leather jacket. The jacket's tagging claims "Made in Argentina" and that it hailed from "The Leather Shop" at Sears. While Elvis had an endless appetite for custom and tailored clothing, but it was also quite common for him to hit the local Memphis Sears department store if the mood struck him. And when this leather jacket caught his eye, it's obvious why he couldn't resist its elegant toughness--it's got a "Shaft meets Steve McQueen" quality. The jacket was eventually gifted to Elvis' cousin Patsy Presley, to whom he gave a great many things during the many years she worked in the offices at Graceland. The jacket is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the jacket among other items he purchased from Patsy in 1982. The letter states,

The item listed and shown above has been in my personal Elvis Presley collection since 1982. I purchased this item, and 45 other items, from Patsy Presley, Elvis Presley’s cousin who worked as secretary in the offices at Graceland for many years during Elvis’ career. Included below is a copy of the handwritten letter from Patsy, dated August 7, 1982, describing the items that were part of that purchase. It included police badges, shirts, rings, credit cards, books and other items. 

Also accompanying is a color copy of the original letter from Patsy Presley Gambill, as referenced in Tom's letter. The jacket is size 
42" and exhibits signs of moderate use, but without distresses. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Argentinian Black Leather Jacket from "The Leather Shop" Given to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,760
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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