May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Offered is an "ESKAY" pocket watch with a large "EP" monogrammed on the back that was owned by Elvis Presley. The watch style indicates a 1950s or 1960s vintage, with the watch having a celluloid face that has yellowed slightly with age (common in these watches). The large, scripted letters of Elvis' initials are prominent on the back of the watch, and based on the amount of wear this monogrammed timepiece must have been used extensively. The pocket watch 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 watch is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the watch 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 watch measures 2 inches in diameter and weighs 57 grams. It presents in working condition and shows signs of long term heavy use, with many scratches and scuffs. Excellent condition.

Elvis Presley Owned “EP” Monogrammed Pocket Watch – Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,875
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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