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

Offered is one of the most killer pieces of Elvis Presley jewelry we have ever offered. The pendant is created by a large chunk of silver wrapped around the base of an actual, 2-inch long grizzly bear claw! In the center of the base of silver are Elvis' initials, "EP". There were a number of "claw" necklaces in Elvis' menagerie of jewelry, but none were larger or more impressive than this beast! The necklace 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 necklace is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the necklace 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 claw and silver mount measures 2 x 1 1/2 inches and weighs in at 12.8 grams. The silver chain measures 26 inches in length. Near Mint condition.

Incredible Elvis Presley Owned “E.P.” Monogrammed GRIZZLY BEAR CLAW Necklace
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,463
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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