The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
Category:
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/13/2019

Pink was a favorite color of Elvis’ and he often wore it with black accents in the 1950s, and even had a Cadillac custom painted this color for his mother Gladys. He wore pink shirts and jackets, ties and accessories. Much of his fashionable wardrobe was purchased at Lansky Brothers in Memphis. Lansky outfitted Elvis for years, including for his first television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956. Offered is a pink necktie with black squiggle design around a straight blue line embroidered on the front. This stylish pink tie comes with a notarized letter from Richard Davis that reads: 

I Richard Davis was a member of the Elvis Memphis Mafia. I started working for Elvis in 1962 and worked for him until 1971. I was a bodyguard and eventually became Elvis’ wardrobe manager. I was also a stand-in in 23 Elvis movies. After Elvis died, I went to Graceland to help Vernon Presley organize some of Elvis’ clothing and personal belongings. Vernon wanted to go in the attic and look for some acetates of unreleased recordings of Elvis. I started looking through boxes of keepsakes and personal belongings that were stored in the attic. I opened a box and found some clothes, ties and belts. It appeared these clothes were in the attic for a while. In this box was [sic] 3 Pink Ties with a Black squiggle design with a blue line. Vernon told me these Ties came from Lanksy Brothers on Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. A lot of times Elvis usually bought 2 of the same clothing. Pink and Black were Elvis’ favorite colors. Vernon Presley gave me this tie as a gift. I took this Tie to the Binsingers cleaners in the late 1970’s in Memphis. This Pink and Black Tie still has the cleaning tag on it.

The letter is signed and dated 3-8-00 by Davis and notarized on the same date by Shelby County, Tennessee notary Tiffanie R. Jackson. The dry-cleaning tag and paper tie holder accompany the tie. The tie measures 53 inches in length (134.62 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The tie presents with no major defects, perhaps a slight age-related toning. Near Mint condition.
Elvis Presley Owned Lansky Brothers Pink Necktie Gifted to Richard Davis – with Notarized Letter from Davis
Bidding
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,187.50
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad

 

You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items