December 11, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/11/2021

Offered is pair of Sterling silver cufflinks emblazoned with the initials "EP" that were owned by Elvis Presley. The large letters, in an ornate cursive style, dominate the relatively large suface of each cufflink. The pair most-likely date to the late 1950s, those earliest days of Elvis' fascination with jewelry bearing his initials or his name. The cufflinks were 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 cufflinks are accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the cufflinks 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. “STERLING” is stamped on the post of each cufflink. They present with signs of moderate to heavy wear. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned “EP” Monogrammed Sterling Silver Cufflinks - Given 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: 13
Auction closed on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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