The Auction on Elvis Presley BLVD August 14, 2022
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/14/2022

Offered is a American flag lapel pin owned by Elvis Presley. Hanging from the silver-colored flag is bold "76", referencing the 1976 American Bicentennial. Elvis was a strong patriot and loved flag pins--he owned many of them. This one saw a bit of use, evidenced by the missing non-precious red stone in the flag. The pin 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 pin is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the pin 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 silver-colored pin measures 1 1/4 x 3/4 inches and is missing one of the red stones in the upper right of the flag. The other blue, red and clear non-precious stones show moderate scuffing. Very Good condition.

Elvis Presley “Spirit of 76” Bicentennial Flag Pin Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $920
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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