The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Elvis’ respect and admiration for law enforcement led him to collect any official gear that he was able, which included badges, uniforms, batons, and so much more. Elvis befriended police and sheriff wherever he went, and he was often given honorary status with local agencies. One of the organizations Elvis most admired with the International Narcotics Officers Association, and on August 28 through September 4, 1974 it held its annual conference in Anaheim, California. Elvis was in Las Vegas at the time, then spent five days in California just after the 15th annual conference ended, likely making that the time during which he received the offered official conference pouch. This dark blue vinyl zipper-top pouch comes with a letter from Jimmy Velvet and Sonny West that states, “This dark blue zipper pouch was given to me at Graceland in early 1975, by Elvis Presley. He was proud of it because it represented an organization that he was a member of and took his membership quite seriously. Elvis used it to carry his paperwork in. The imprint on it reads; ‘INTERNATIONAL NARCOTIC ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION’ / 15th Annual conference / August 28-September 4, 1974.” This special pouch measures 11 1/2 by 16 3/4 inches (29.21 x 42.54) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The pouch is in excellent condition overall with minor surface residue on both sides, the zipper is in working order and the interior is clean.
1974 Elvis Presley Owned DEA Blue Pouch from the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association Conference on August 2-Sept 4, 1974 – Later Gifted to Sonny West
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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