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

Offered a a too-cool pair of black shades owned by Elvis Presley. Elvis never left out the sunglasses when completing his look, and the offered pair with their slightly green tinted lenses would have made any number of ensembles complete. The slight angle of the design, almost cat-like in shape, indicates these may hail from the late 1960s--very early 1970s at the latest. The glasses were later given to Elvis' cousin Gene Smith. The accompanying August 17, 1981, bill of sale from Billy Smith to Mike Moon lists a number items, including "3 pair of sunglasses," of which the offered pair is one. The glasses remained in Mike Moon's museum for more than 35 years before noted Elvis collector Chris Davidson purchased most of the contents of the museum in 2018. His letter also accompanies. The sunglasses measure 5 1/4 x 5 inches and present with only moderate wear in Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Black Sunglasses Gifted to his Cousin Billy Smith
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $3,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,050
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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