YOU CAN BUY ELVIS PRESLEY'S WONDERFULLY TACKY BELT BUCKLE FOR $54,000
As Baz Luhrmann begins production on a new Elvis Presley biopic, some of the King's personal effects are up for sale.
Crafted of 14-karat yellow gold, the Swiss-made watch features 26 round white diamonds framing the clock face. A personal inscription reads, "From Elvis to J.D. Sumner, 1974."
Elvis bought his first first Rolls-Royce, a Silver Cloud I, in 1960—trading it in for a Rolls-Royce Phantom three years later. In 1966, he purchased a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, which he would drive between Los Angeles and Memphis.
The buckle measures 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Jimmy Velvet, president and chairman of the Elvis Presley Museum.
In a separate auction, three of Elvis' vehicles are going under the gavel—though, sadly, not one of his Rolls-Royces: On Wednesday, Kruse GWS Auctions announced a white 1973 Lincoln Continental stretch limousine, a restored GMC pickup truck and a 1976 Harley Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide would be included in the "Artifacts of Hollywood" auction scheduled for August 31.
Items belonging to Presley continue to fetch top dollar, more than four decades after his death: In May 2018, an Omega wristwatch he owned sold for $1.8 million, the most ever for a piece of Elvis memorabilia. The watch was a gift from RCA Records in 1961, commemorating Elvis selling 75 million records worldwide.
It was expected to sell for between $50,000 and $100,000, but a fierce bidding war caused the price to skyrocket.