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 "spoon" ring owned by Elvis Presley. The spoon ring has a long history, stretching back centuries to a tradition where those who lacked the wealth for actual jewelry could take a piece of the family flatware, a spoon, and twist it into a ring shape. The rings made a comeback among the hippie set in the late 1960s, and that is most likely why they started showing up in jewelry stores to catch Elvis eye. Though he was never accused of being a hippie! The ring 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 ring is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the ring 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 size 9 ring weighs 6.4 grams, and stamped on the face “925 / BVE” next to a makers mark. The ring presents with moderate to heavy wear. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Sterling Silver “Spoon” Ring Given to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,610
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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