The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Cigarette smoking in the U.S. became fashionable in the 1950s, and half the population would partake in this custom that became the epitome of glamour. Smoking was socially acceptable, cheap and legal and it wasn’t until health reports became increasingly numerous in the mid-1970s that cigarette smoking began to significantly decline. During this period when smoking was common and cool, the offered cobalt blue glass ashtray with scalloped edge sat prominently on the desk of Colonel Parker, as described in the letter from his widow Loanne Parker. The letter states, “This blue ashtray was on Colonel’s desk for many years. Blue was Colonel’s favorite color. The ashtray has been witness to many phone conversations with Elvis and many business deals.” If only this ashtray could speak, imagine the stories it would tell! The ashtray, measuring 8 1/4 inches (20.96 cm) in diameter, comes with a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The ashtray presents with few defects, but does show signs of use. Near Mint condition.
Colonel Parker’s Blue Glass Ashtray From His Desk
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $750.00
Estimate: $400 - $500
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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