Lot #131
Elvis Presley

Presley’s crucifix gifted to Judy Spreckles as he hopped a train to Memphis in the 1950s
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Description

Presley’s crucifix gifted to Judy Spreckles as he hopped a train to Memphis in the 1950s

Presley’s personally-owned antique cross, which he kept above his bed in the mid-1950s. Wooden cross is inlaid into silver, then gold-plated, and measures 3.25″ long, with a small hoop at the top for a chain. Cross was given by Presley to his long-time friend and confidant Judy Spreckels, who shared a unique and intimate brother-sister relationship with Presley during the early days of his career. Cross is accompanied by a letter from Spreckels which reads, in part: “The antique cross was a gift to me from Elvis when he was leaving Beverly Hills for a train trip home to Memphis. I have treasured it since that day 47 years ago…Elvis gave me the cross I always kept adhered to the wall…He had it in his bedroom at the hotel, and he knew I liked it so he gave it to me.” In fine condition, with much of the plating worn off revealing the silver underneath. A deeply personal gift to an early trusted companion. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music Auction
  • Dates: March 13 - March 20