The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Today’s widely used guitar pick shape was created by the company that also made the first celluloid pick in 1922. The same company, D’Andrea Picks, also did the first imprinting on picks of up to 12 block letters in 1938. In 1955, D’Andrea manufactured faux tortoiseshell guitar picks made from celluloid for the famous Fender Guitar company. While faux tortoiseshell celluloid picks date back as early as possibly 1928, D’Andrea was already offering numerous different shapes by that time. A special example of one of the more popular guitar picks in faux tortoiseshell in the classic D’Andrea 355 shape is being offered. This triangular faux tortoiseshell guitar pick is embossed with the initials “E.P.” on one side. The pick was created for use by Elvis, and although it cannot be determined if this example was one with which Elvis played, it was owned by him. The pick measures approximately 1 3/4 inches (4.45 cm) on each side and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The pick is in Near Mint to Mint condition.
1970s Elvis Presley Owned “E.P.” Faux Tortoiseshell Triangular Guitar Pick
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,625.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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