This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/16/2023

Elvis Presley's love of flag pins is legendary, and it's easy to see why this one grabbed his attention. With its 63 red, white and blue stones and ornate gold colored flagpole with full tassles, it would have really popped off of Elvis' proud chest when he wore. 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 pin face has 63 red, white and blue non-precious stones--some of the white stones have toned to a green color. The pin measures 1 1/4 x 2 inches and presents with signed of heavy use. Excellent condition overall. 

Elvis Presley Owned American Flag Pin
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,265
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids:5
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