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Lot #5128
Elvis Presley's Personally-Owned Samsonite Briefcase

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Estimate: $2000+
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Elvis Presley's personally-owned gray Samsonite locking briefcase, measuring approximately 17˝ x 13˝ x 3˝, with a vintage red name label affixed on the top: "Elvis." Inside is a black double-pocket folder and functioning key for the clasp locking mechanisms. In fine condition.

Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Elvis Presley's bodyguard, Dave Hebler, in part: "For a number of years I was Elvis Presley's personal bodyguard. Elvis gave me a number of personal items both while on tour and when I was with him at Graceland and his Beverly Hills home on Monovale Dr. This gray Samsonite briefcase stamped Elvis in red was given to me after one of his concert tours. Somebody had given him a new one and he asked me if I wanted it for my own purposes. I worked for Elvis from 1972 until 1976."

Includes an image of Presley surrounded by his 'Memphis Mafia' aides and bodyguards, most of whom are carrying briefcases. One can only imagine what this briefcase may have held as it was toted by Elvis on tour—whether cash, guns, drugs, microphones, or legal papers, it has certainly led an interesting life.

Provenance: Personal Collection of Dave Hebler, Julien's Auctions, May 2022.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #693 - Ended May 23, 2024