April 30, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/30/2022

Elvis Presley's love of flag pins is legendary, and it's easy to see why this one grabbed his attention. With its 36 red, white and blue stones and silver backing it would have really popped off of Elvis' proud chest when he wore. The pin 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 pin is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the pin 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 pin face 35 red, white and blue non-precious stones. The pin measures 7/8 x 7/8 inches and presents with mild wear. Near Mint to Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Silver American Flag Pin -  Given to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $750
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,185
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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