A collection of jewelry that Elvis Presley gave to his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, is going up for auction on August 27.
Two hundred items have been brought together by GWS auctions including jewelry, cufflinks, watches and gold rings adorned with chains. It also includes the guitar Presley played during his famous 1968 “Comeback” TV special. Many of the pieces were provided by Presley’s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley.
“Well, it definitely brings back memories,” Priscilla Presley told Reuters. She said it was an ongoing joke with her ex-husband that he constantly bought or commissioned jewelry for Parker because the manager already had everything she needed and Presley didn’t know where else to go. what to buy
Priscilla Presley said that she felt protected of the objects as she designed some of them, including artworks with the logo for the TCB band, the musicians who played the main rhythm section of Presley’s backing band in their later years. was formed. Presley’s favorite expression “TCB” means “taking care of business”. Priscilla Presley supported the auction partly because she was tired of seeing so many fake Elvis artworks for sale.
“There are so many products out there that aren’t authentic at all and that worries me,” she said. “I want to know for sure whether it will go to someone who is going to take care of it, love it.”
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