Bidding has opened in Rockhurst's Rock & Roll, Hollywood and Americana Auction (goes to 27 May). It includes a selection of over 100 offerings of ELVIS PRESLEY artifacts, including a never-before-seen "TCB" RING (see image), clothing, posters, and one of the Earliest Pairs of his Iconic "TCB" Sunglasses! Includes..
- Elvis Owned and Worn "TCB" Gold and Diamond Ring: Offered is a ring that has never been seen since it came off of Elvis Presley's finger in 1972--a 14K gold and diamond ring emblazoned with Elvis' trademark logo for his motto, "TCB", on the face. After meeting our consignor at a private movie screening party at The Memphian Theatre in Memphis, Elvis gave her the ring, and she has kept it until now. Her accompanying letter tells the story:
Estimate $30,000 - $45,000
- Elvis Owned Gold and Diamond Ring with Number "8" in Blue Sapphires: One of the more unusual rings we have ever seen among Elvis Presley's massive jewelry holdings: a 14K gold and diamond ring with the number "8" designed out of a set of sapphires. Elvis' interest and passion for numerology is well-known, and his "number" in those disciplines was, indeed, the number eight. He eventually gave this ring to his long-time dear friend and Memphis Mafia member Charlie Hodge. The ring is accompanied by a letter signed by Charlie Hodge.
Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
- 1970 Martin D-18 Guitar Given to Charlie Hodge: 1970 Martin D-18 model guitar given by Elvis Presley to Charlie Hodge.
It was very common for Elvis and Charlie, and whoever else was around, to sit around jamming and singing, and the offered guitar would have been available for accompaniment. The guitar has a mahogany neck, back and sides, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, solid spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and inside etching "CF Martin & Co / Nazareth, PA / Made in U.S.A." - with LOA from Graceland Authenticated.
- 14K Gold Watch Gifted by Elvis to Bandleader Bobby Morris – Engraved “To Bobby from Squirrly, EP” Elvis’ return to the stage in 1969 was the beginning of his renaissance. Elvis, obviously grateful to those that supported his return, gave his band members, including band leader Bobby Morris personally-engraved wristwatches. The gifted 14 karat yellow gold watch, weighing approximately 40.7 grams, is accompanied by a letter signed by Bobby Morris,
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000