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

The offered gold colored lighter is engraved with "EP" on its face, and interestingly has a watch built right into the side! The lighter/watch was owned by Elvis Presley and gifted by Elvis to his cousin Patsy Presley. Elvis loved pieces of jewelry with his initials and even his whole name on them, but this is by far the most unusual monogrammed item of Elvis' that we have ever seen! The lighter 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 lighter measures 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches. The watch mechanism has been overwound, but could be fixed with only minor repairs, and with a little butane, the lighter would work just fine. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned "EP" Engraved Gold Lighter/Watch Combo - Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,350
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 28
Auction closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
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