The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Mike McGregor was a blacksmith and leather craftsman who met Elvis in the 1960s at the Western shop where Mike worked crafting saddles. Elvis hired Mike to work at the Circle G Ranch in 1967 taking care of the horses, a job that, during his tenure working for Elvis, led to various additional endeavors including making hand-tooled saddles, other equestrian equipment, gun holsters, wallets and even jewelry. Mike and his family lived at Circle G and then moved to Graceland, where he continued making leather goods and jewelry for Elvis until he left Graceland to open his own jewelry shop in Mississippi in 1976. His relationship with Elvis was always a strong one and even the parting was very amiable. The offered “TCB” necklace was one that Mike McGregor handcrafted in the style typical of those gifted by Elvis. The silver necklace is marked “STERLING” on the reverse with the pendant measuring 1 3/4 inches (4.45 cm) in length, and the chain, also made of a silver metal, measuring 18 inches (45.72 cm) in length. The necklace comes with a Christmas postcard from Mike McGregor Custom Jewelry & Leatherwork signed by both Mike and his wife, Barbara, and postmarked December 1995. It also comes with a VHS video cassette entitled Jeweler to Elvis which describes the content as “Mike McGregor demonstrates step-by-step how the beginning jeweler can construct this beautiful silver ring. The comprehensive instruction covers materials, tools and technique. Mike’s colorful recollections of his years at Graceland provide a perfect backdrop for the creation of this ring in a style and design so favored by Elvis.” The grouping is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The pendant shows signs of moderate to heavy wear. Excellent condition.
Mike McGregor’s Handcrafted Silver “TCB” Necklace in Elvis Presley Style, Circa 1980, with <em>Jeweler to Elvis</em> VHS and Signed Christmas Card
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $500 - $800
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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