The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Elvis was enthralled with law enforcement. The respect he had for police officers led him to often stop by police stations at night or on holidays to visit and thank the men for their service at times when most people were with their families. Elvis made a point of becoming friends with officers wherever he traveled or lived and would often donate to police associations across the nation. This admiration for police motivated Elvis to collect badges from all over the country. The offered Oceanside, California Chief of Police badge comes with a letter from Tom Salva, who acquired the badge from Patsy Presley in the 1980s, and a letter from Russell Howe, co-owner of the King’s Ransom Elvis Presley Museum where the badge has been exhibited. The badge also comes with a copy of the letter from Patsy Presley listing the badge and a flyer from the King’s Ransom exhibition featuring several badges, including this one. This Chief of Police badge is contained in a leather billfold with an identification card which states Elvis’ name, address and social security number. The metal badge measures 1 5/8 by 1 1/4 inches (4.13 x .18 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The badge shows signs of moderate wear, with a good deal of the black missing from the embossed letters. Excellent condition overall.
1970s Elvis Presley’s Oceanside Chief of Police Badge
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $8,125.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 35
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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