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

The offered "EP" monogrammed tie clip belonged to Elvis Presley, and was most likely acquired to hold his ties in place in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Elvis' love of monogrammed jewelry is well-known, and this beautiful and simply elegant little clip certainly would have triggered his sensibility to have his initials engraved upon it. It is stamped "STERLING" on the clip mechanism, indicating the silver content at 92.5%. The tie clip 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 tie clip is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the tie clip 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 tie clip measures 1 5/8 inches long and weighs 6.1 grams. It exhibits signs of heavy use, but without distress. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned “EP” Monogrammed Sterling Silver Tie Clip – Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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