The Auction on Elvis Presley BLVD August 14, 2022
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/14/2022

Offered is a black-colored wooden baton with edged grip and silver metal ball end that was gifted by Denver police to Elvis Presley in the mid ‘70s. As evidence by the wear and marks, this baton has seen some use and was part of a larger gift to Elvis as detailed in the letter from Sandy Miller that is included in this lot. The letter, signed by Sandy Miller Silverberg as “Former executrix of Vernon Presley’s Estate” and dated May 25, 1996, states, “This black, Policeman’s billy club was given to Elvis Presley in February of 1976. It was given to Elvis by Denver, Colorado Police officers, Ron Pietrafeso and Jerry Kennedy. On the same occasion, Elvis received a full Policeman’s uniform, badge and other policeman paraphernalia. Elvis spent time with both officers at Graceland and in Denver and Vail, Colorado. After Vernon Presley’s death in 1979, I inherited his personal effects. This included many of Elvis’ personal items that Vernon received either from Elvis or the Estate. This billy club was amongst Vernon’s personal belongings.” Elvis’ passion and admiration for law enforcement helped him to develop a special bond with police across the nation, many of whom gifted Elvis with official police-issue gear such as the offered truncheon. The baton measures 24 inches in length and is housed in an elaborate deluxe display case, replete with leather appointments! The case measures 20 x 40 inches. The baton is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated (quoted here). 

Elvis Presley Owned Police Baton Gifted to Him from Denver Colorado Police Captain – In Fabulous Framed Display!
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,888
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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