The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Elvis’ love for jewelry is well documented and he was as likely to give a piece to an admirer as he was to acquire more on a frequent basis, so it’s no surprise that Elvis would store his collection in jewelry boxes in his personal dressing area. Often times the boxes that contained his jewels were made of wood, a more masculine medium to house the King’s treasures. The popularity of wooden boxes as an accessory for men stemmed from the inventive reuse of cigar boxes as early as 1963, when a law was passed in America in an attempt to regulate the manufacture and sale of cigars that made the packaging of cigars in a box mandatory. Once the original contents were enjoyed, creative uses for the boxes were often conceived and from there the popularity of the wooden box for men’s accessories took hold. Offered is a fun and functional form of adornment box in the shape of a billiards table with two cues, cue ball and triangle rack affixed to the green surface top. This mini-billiards table opens to reveal a red fabric covered, sectioned interior perfect for housing masculine accessories.  The base of the box is stamped “Japan” and the sporty container comes with a handwritten letter from Billy Smith that reads, “The Jewelry Box with pool sticks and cue ball on top (shaped like a pool table) was given to Billy Smith about 1970, by Elvis.” The Billy Smith signed notecard comes with a typed letter, also signed, dated August 1989 which states the same. This jovial wooden box measures 10 ¾ x 2 7/8 x 6 inches (27.31 x 7.3 x 15.24 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The box shows signs of heavy use with scratches and scuffing in many areas. Excellent condition.
1970s Elvis Presley’s Jewelry Box Gifted to Billy Smith
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,125.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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