The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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In order to easily identify members of his crew in the flurry of activity during a live show, Elvis had jackets made for his team. He had both light summer weight jackets as well as heavier, leather and wool winter weight jackets to cover all season. Offered is an example of a heavier weight winter jacket. The red wool torso of the jacket bears the “Elvis in Concert” patch on the left breast, and the white and gold TCB patch on the upper left black leather arm, which has been sewn on with white thread visible from inside the jacket. Two collar tags in the jacket read “46 Dry Clean” and “The Jacket for Champions / Tailored by / BUTWIN / The Champion of Jackets.” The care tag, located on the interior left side, reads, “Professionally dry clean only. Cleaners: Use short cycle, light charge. Extract lightly. Clear rinse, air dry on form.” This winter jacket is believed to have belonged to Bill Baize, tenor in the Stamps Quartet from 1971 through 1976 before beginning his own gospel solo career. This jacket, immediately recognizable as one of Elvis’ team, was previously part of the Mike Moon collection and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The jacket shows signs of heavy use from being worn and improper storage. Red color and left breast patch on the wool still remains very bright, but the leather sleeves are mildly brittle, and the cotton collar and cuffs and TCB patch on left arm have faded considerably. Very Good to Excellent condition.
1970s Elvis Presley “TCB” Winter Tour Jacket
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,250.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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