August 26, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/26/2021

Offered is a monogrammed ring owned by Elvis Presley, with "EP" in script letters on the face. The well-worn ring was most-likely donned by Elvis as early as the late-1950s or early 1960s. While there were examples of Elvis' jewelry with his name and initials on them in the 70s, the heyday of this fashion choice for the young rising star was the earlier parts of his career. The simple, elegant designed was exactly the style he appreciated in those days. 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 12 ¾ ring weighs 8.75 grams and is marked “925” on the interior band, indicating it is classified “Sterling” silver by its 92.5% silver content. The ring shows signs of heavy use. Excellent condition.

Elvis Presley Owned "EP" Monogrammed Sterling Silver Ring Given to Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,875
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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