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

Offered is a Sterling silver pill box with an ornate Bolivian design owned by Elvis Presley. the artwork on the lid reads "PERV" at the bottom, indicating its inspiration. The interior of the pill box shows signs of heavy use, with small bits of detritus. The reverse of the box is stamped "STERLING." The pill box 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 pill box is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the pill box 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 pill box measures 1 1/4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch in depth. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Sterling Silver Pill Box with Bolivian Artwork
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,035
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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