The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Elvis had many loves in his life, and one of those was firearms. He amassed an impressive collection over the years and would often carry a firearm, one of his favorites being a Derringer, likely for its smaller size and ease of concealment. The Derringer is a small two-barrel pocket pistol named for the original designer, Henry Deringer. Over the years, the misspelling of his last name with two Rs led to the term commonly used today to describe this tiny weapon. Derringers are often carried in holsters made by Bianchi. Bianchi is a manufacturer of holsters specifically for law enforcement, military and the shooting markets. The company was started in 1958 by John Bianchi and is known for the quality and longevity of its products. Offered is the Bianchi leather gun holster model made for the American Derringer. This leather gun holster with metal clip marked “Bianchi Holster” comes with a letter from Patsy Presley on “E.A.P.” silver-embossed letterhead dated 9/24/88. The letter states in part:

This small Derringer Holster belonged to Elvis. I’m not sure where he wore it. Most likely, he wore the holster inside his jacket, or on occasion clipped to the inside of his boot. My husband “Gee Gee” and I traveled with Elvis for several years. “Gee Gee” carried many things for Elvis in his briefcase. These things were carried, specifically, for Elvis’ use. The Derringer was one of Elvis’ favorites for the simple reason - it was so easy to conceal. When “Gee Gee” no longer traveled - this holster was one of several items which remained in the briefcase. Needless to say, when “Gee Gee” and I parted ways, I got custody of the briefcase and all the Elvis stuff.

The small leather holster enabled Elvis to keep his firearm close without drawing unnecessary attention to the gun. The Bianchi holster for Elvis’ Derringer pistol measures 4 inches (10.16 cm) in length and 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in width and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The leather holster exhibits great wear with a beautiful patina.
Elvis Presley Owned and Used Derringer Gun Holster
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,000.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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