Elvis Presleys Gold Dental Crown Among His Memorabilia Listed for December Auction
An upcoming Artifacts of Hollywood and Music auction is expected to offer a series of Elvis Presley memorabilia including a gold dental crown and handwritten letter.
AceShowbiz -A gold dental crown that once belonged to Elvis Presley will be auctioned off next month (Dec21).
The unique keepsake will be offered for sale by Kruse GWS Auctions chiefs on 4 December as part of the upcoming Artifacts of Hollywood & Music auction, TMZ reports, and opening bids will start at $2,500 (£1854).
According to the California-based auction house, the crown was originally in the possession of the late superstar’s fiancee Linda Thompson, who then gave it to 1960s singer Jimmy Velvet.
It was sold by officials at the Elvis Presley Museum in Memphis, Tennessee in 1966 and has reportedly been part of a private collection ever since.
Other Elvis-related items going under the hammer include a special edition of hit 1956 single “Love Me Tender” – which was manufactured by U.S. Army bosses for troops stationed in Germany, a 1958 handwritten letter to his cousin, and an acoustic guitar featuring his portrait and signed by Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant.
Back in 2015, Elvis Presley’s first record “My Happiness” which cost the late King of Rock N Roll $4 was bought by an anonymous buyer for $300,000. The one of a kind memorabilia was put on the auction block on what would have been the singer’s 80th birthday at his former home Graceland.
The 78 RPM acetate was recorded by the legendary singer at Sun Records in Memphis in 1953 when he was 18 years old. It was reportedly meant as gift for his mother Gladys. He left it at a friend’s house when he stopped by to listen to the track because his family did not have a record player.
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