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

Offered is an Elvis Presley owned Sterling silver ring with a large silver "E" anchored in the large onyx stone on its face. Monogrammed jewelry was favored by Elvis from the mid-1950's on, and he is often seen in photographs wearing rings, necklaces, bracelets and other pieces with his initials or entire name. The style of the "E" on this ring may indicate an earlier vintage. The offered ring has "STERLING" stamped on the inner band, indicating its silver content at 92.5%. 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 9 1/2 ring weighs 7.8 grams and presents with light to moderate wear. Excellent to Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned “E” Sterling Silver and Onyx Ring – Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,900
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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