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Elvis On The Auction Block

May 27, 2009 | Other

Julien's Auctions Summer Entertainment Sale will feature memorabilia from Elvis Presley on June 26 and June 27, 2009, in Las Vegas.

The 45-plus items from George “Dr. Nick” Nichopoulos, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s physician, collection include a diamond and lapis ring that was worn by Elvis on his pinkie both on and off stage and gifted to Dr Nick after a concert because it matched his shirt. Guns, pill bottles and a nasal douche used for treating Elvis Presley’s sinuses will be up for sale.

Nichopoulos began treating Presley in 1967 and was his personal physician from 1970 until his death at the age of 42 following years of heavy prescription-drug use. Nichopoulos was charged and acquitted by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners of over-prescribing controlled substances to Presley during the final months before his death

  • The nasal douche, expected to sell for $1,000 to $2,000, was used by Presley before each concert to irrigate his sinuses and treat his throat.
  • The auction includes nine of Presley’s medication bottles, such as one that held Urecholine, used to treat urinary tract or bladder disorders, and that was issued to Presley a day before his 1977 death. That item is expected to fetch $800 to $1,200.
  • An Elvis Presley autographed photograph inscribed to Dr. Nick by Elvis, "To Dr. Nick, My friend and Doctor. Sincerely, Elvis Presley." Valued at $2,000 to $4,000

Heritage Auctions is having a new auction this coming month. The have a few Elvis items for sale.

  • Elvis Silk Shirt. Letter of autenticity from Delta Biggs;
  • Turquoise Ring, last auctioned at Dick Clark´s auction;
  • Guitar from Follow That Dream and Kid Galahad.
Jerome-the-third wrote on May 27, 2009
if dollars are that important to people, I wonder if they would sell their last undies..
Jerry 79 wrote on May 28, 2009
terrible - I hope The nasal douche and medication bottles won't sale. Only a crazy and a sick person could buy such items and pay so much $$ for them... The only item that looks good is the Guitar from Follow That Dream and Kid Galahad.
sitdown68 wrote on May 28, 2009
If they could sell Presley's last breath, they would do...money is blind when it comes to ethical issues
circleG wrote on May 28, 2009
Hilarious review of this on skynews here in the UK by two mature journalists. Journalist 1 -"I'm too young to remember Elvis, what did he do exactly?", journalist 2 - "I think he was an MP". Quality.
benny scott wrote on May 28, 2009
Agree with jerome, jerry and sitdown. A crying shame!!! As for Dr.Nick : yes he was charged and acquitted by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners of over-prescribing drugs to Elvis, but that was in 1980 . In 1995 the same Board suspended his license permanently for overprescribing drugs to numerous patients for years. circle G : " Hilarious" is the least one can say ! Two MATURE journalists ??? Jesus, my grandson is 16 and he knows very well who Elvis was. Always El.
circleG wrote on May 29, 2009
Benny they were being sarcastic. i'm sure they were well aware of you Elvis was. Here in the Uk there is a big scandal about MP's expenses and this Elvis news followed straight after, they also commented on how distasteful this auction was but that line really was amusing.