The BIG 50 Auction of Elvis Memorabilia

For over ten years, I have enjoyed looking at the photos and reading the narratives about Elvis collectibles at auction. There is a big one going on right now and ending on August 27. It is loaded with jewelry. Twenty pieces that Elvis gave to family, friends, and others. This is some very good stuff. Here’s the list.

7 rings
3 bracelets
2 watches
2 belt buckles
2 necklaces
1 each cufflinks, pendant, stage belt
And a jewelry box

The rings are what really caught my eye, so I will do a full blog on six of them after the auction is over. Here is a preview of what’s coming after the bidding is completed.

 

20-Diamond 14K Gold Ring:

 

Min Bid: $15,000
Estimate: $30,000 – $40,000

 

 

Gold Ring with Large Black Star Sapphire Stone and 32 Diamonds:

 

Min Bid: $5,000
Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

 

 

Sterling Silver Ring with Large E on the Face:

 

Min Bid: $4,000
Estimate: $8,000 – $10,000

 

 

Lion-Head Figural Gold and Diamond Ring:

 

Min Bid: $10,000
Estimate: $20,000 – $25,000

 

 

Gold Ring with Large Lapis Lazuli Stone and 14 Diamonds:

 

Min Bid: $10,000
Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000

 

 

Elvis’ US Army Insignia Ring:

 

Min Bid: $4,000
Estimate: $8,000 – $10,000

Here’s what the Rockhurst Auction website says about this last ring, “The offered ring shows signs of being worn proudly and extensively.”

I’ll say. That’s a lot of wear. But Jeff Marren, the auction owner, called it “the one with the coolest historical value. I just love the wear – you can tell he wore the heck out of it.”

We’ll cover all that in the full report to come.

 

If you want to look at the auction catalog, click on this:

http://www.rockhurstauctions.com/catalog.aspx?auctionid=3

3 responses to “The BIG 50 Auction of Elvis Memorabilia

  1. WONDERFUL JEWELLS

  2. I just discovered your blog Phil, and I love your writing style, your stories and pictures. I am a life long Elvis fan and some of these pictures I have never seen. Are you still taking checks for your blog? I sincerely hope you find a way to continue on as your love and dedication really comes through. I hope your wife’s health improves and allows you to do so. May God Bless you both.

    • Hi Irene: Thanks for the kind words. To answer your question, no, I am not still taking checks from people interested in getting ElvisBlog by email direct from me. The response was disappointingly low. ElvisBlog will continue until the end of the year and then will end. As much as I like writing it, I have other serious time demands, and I can’t afford to pay for my URL and blog platform

      Phil

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