This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/8/2023

Offered is Elvis Presley's "New York City Transit Police" necklace with a large badge-shaped pendant. The artwork also contains the initials "PBA" for the "Patrolmen's Benevolent Association." Elvis had a lifelong appreciation for law enforcement, and he would have been impressed when given this ornate necklace featuring the NYC Transit Police badge. His badge collection is legendary and still graces the walls of Graceland. The necklace 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 necklace is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the necklace 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 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches, and the chain measures 23 1/2 inches. The pendant face shows signs of minor wear. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned New York City Transit Police Badge Necklace
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $575
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids:2
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