January 16, 2021 Sports, Rock & Roll and Americana Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/16/2021

Offered is Elvis Presley's "VOSS Cutlery Co." ornately engraved pocket knife. Elvis gifted the knife to his cousin Patsy Presley. Voss Cutlery Co. manufactured fine knives and other cutting implements in Solingen, Germany. Solingen is called the "City of Blades", since it has long been renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors and razors. The knife has a large blade, scissors and file implement, and the engraving is extremely intricate, in a regal design. The ring is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the knife 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 main blade is marked on both sides, "VOSS CUT. CO. SOLINGEN GERMANY" and "656 3/4 STAINLESS." The knife presents in Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Ornately Engraved "VOSS Cut Co." Pocket Knife - Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $690
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
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