A collection of jewelry that Elvis Presley gave to his manager Colonel Tom Parker is going up for auction on August 27 with the backing of his exwife Priscilla.
Two hundred items including gold rings encrusted with jewels cufflinks watches and chains have been brought together by GWS Auctions. Also included is the V2 guitar played by Presley during his famous comeback TV special of 1968 listed at $750000. TCB stood for taking care of business a favorite expression of Presleys. Presleys 9.81 carattoweight Diamond First TCB ring is also listed for a minimal bid of $500000. His 18 karat lion ring which he wore in his documentary Elvis Thats The Way It it Is is for sale too for a minimal of $25000. Other accessories including watches rings and necklaces are mostly listed between $1000 to $10000. The Kings Heartbreak Hotel original lyrics board is also for sale for a minimal bid of $50000.
Other items in the auction The Kings Speedway Racing Jumpsuit listed for a minimal amount of $20000 his 1976 Harley Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide for $100000 his 1973 Lincoln Continental Last Limo for an amount of $50000 and his personally owned Jetstar Jet purchased for his father listed at $100000. Priscilla Presley shows collection of Elvis jewelry up for auction A view of a guitar and a collection of personal jewelry once belonging to Elvis Presley will be sold at auction on August 27 at the Sunset Marquis Hotel Among the collections are numerous golden rings encrusted with jewels cufflinks watches and chains that belonged to Elvis prior to his death in 1977
The items were part of a lost collection and dont belong to Priscilla Presley Elvis ex and only wife
Rock and roll singer and actor Elvis Presley gifted pendants tie bars necklaces and other prestigious accession to his longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker. Pictured Parker left and Presley conferring on the set of one of his films in 1963 Priscilla Presley was married to Elvis from 1967 until 1973 and joked that she and her exhusband wouldnt know what to gift to Parker as he already had everything he needed Many of the jewelry pieces were provided by Presleys former wife Priscilla Presley although she doesnt own them.
The lost collections total estimation as well as its owners identity remain unknown. DailyMail.com has contacted GWS Auctions for comment. It is also unclear how the items were found.
Well it brings back memories for sure she told Reuters adding that it was a running joke between she and her former husband that he constantly bought or commissioned jewelry for Parker which included golden pendants tie bars and bracelets because the manager already had everything he needed and the Presleys didnt know what else to buy him.
Priscilla Presley said she felt protective of the items because she designed some of them including artifacts with the logo for TCB Band the musicians who formed the core rhythm section of Presleys backing band in his later years. She also said she supported the auction in part because she was weary of seeing so many fake Elvis artifacts for sale. Colonel Parkers 11 karat gold elephant ring with diamond eyes is on auction for a minimal bid of $1000 on GWS Auctions website
Elvis Presleys American Eagle Indian Head five dollar coin ring surrounded by diamonds set in 14kt gold is displayed at the Gotta Have It! Rock & Roll Pop Art Auction Press Preview at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex Priscilla Presley said she felt protective of the items because she designed some of them including artifacts with the logo for TCB Band which stood for taking care of business a favorite expression of Presleys Sonny Wests Sahara Tahoe Supervisor Badge from Elvis left is listed on auction for $1000 while The Kings custom diamond and 18 karat music note ring first item top row is for sale for a minimal bid of $15000. Elvis Presleys Elvis Thats The Way it Is 18 karat lion ring last item top row is also listed for sale starting at a $25000 minimal bid
There is so much product out there that is not authentic at all and that worries me she told Reuters.
I want to know for sure that that is going to go to someone who is going to care for it love it. It remains unclear whether the auction is privately held or open for the public. The event will be held in Los Angeles California at the Sunset Marquis Hotel starting at 10 p.m. Pacific Time PT. Priscilla was married to Elvis from 1967 until 1973 when the excouple filed for divorce. The pair had met in West Germany while Elvis was serving in the U.S. Army in 1959. Her stepfather US Air force officer Paul Beaulieu was also stationed there. The two reportedly met when The King was 24 and Priscilla was only 14.