Lot 14: 1976 Playboy Tie Bar and Cufflinks from Elvis Presley's Personal Collection

The Auction at Graceland

October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, US

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Description:

In 1953, a revolutionary new men's adult lifestyle and entertainment magazine was created by Hugh Hefner in Chicago and was called Playboy. This new publication would play a vital role in the sexual revolution of the period, with the first Playboy Men's Clubs opening soon thereafter in the 1960s. The first issue of Playboy, released in December of 1953, famously included a nude centerfold of Marilyn Monroe, setting the tone for future issues and establishing the magazine's popularity. The original logo of the rabbit with tuxedo tie was intended to be frisky and playful, a symbol of the magazine's intent. The rabbit was chosen in part, of course, because they are well known for their frequent proclivity to reproduce.

The offered tie bar and cufflinks with Playboy logo originally came from the personal collection of Elvis Presley as attested in the letter from Sam Thompson, which reads in part, "While at Graceland in late 1976, I noticed a box with a set of Playboy Bunny cufflinks and tie tack in Elvis' office outside his upstairs bedroom. When I mentioned them to Elvis, he said they had been a gift from Hugh Hefner and that he had stayed at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles and had also used the Playboy Bunny aircraft prior to acquiring the Lisa Marie. He then handed them to me and gave them to me as a gift." A converging of two iconic 1970s brands. The tie bar measures 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches (1.91 x 3.81 cm) and the cufflinks with toggle back each measure 5/8 by 3/4 inches (1.59 x 1.91 cm) and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Condition Report: The cufflinks show no discernible wear, while the tie bar shows signs of wear, including finish loss on the rabbit’s ears and face. Excellent to Mint condition overall.
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UPS Store #0869
6025 Stage Road, Ste 42
Bartlett, TN 38134
T: (901) 385-8701
Contact: Robert Brown
store0869@theupsstore.com
www.theUPSStorelocal.com/0869

Lisa Fisher-Wood
Fine Arts Coordinator
Mallory Alexander International Logistics
4294 Swinnea Road, Memphis, TN 38118
LisaF@mallorygroup.com
Phone: Ofc) 901-370-4303 Cell) 901-493-6596.
www.mallorygroup.com

LR International Inc.
www.lrinternational.com
3720 River Road | Suite 300
Franklin Park, IL 60131 USA
T: 630-350-7100
F: 630-350-7101
Contact: Jerry Pohlman
jerryp@lrinternational.com

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UPS Store #0869
6025 Stage Road, Ste 42
Bartlett, TN 38134
T: (901) 385-8701
Contact: Robert Brown
store0869@theupsstore.com
www.theUPSStorelocal.com/0869

Lisa Fisher-Wood
Fine Arts Coordinator
Mallory Alexander International Logistics
4294 Swinnea Road, Memphis, TN 38118
LisaF@mallorygroup.com
Phone: Ofc) 901-370-4303 Cell) 901-493-6596.
www.mallorygroup.com

LR International Inc.
www.lrinternational.com
3720 River Road | Suite 300
Franklin Park, IL 60131 USA
T: 630-350-7100
F: 630-350-7101
Contact: Jerry Pohlman
jerryp@lrinternational.com

All items for this auction are located at Graceland Archives Warehouse in Memphis, TN. Auction A Circle, LLC does not ship. As a buyer, you are responsible for the pick up or shipment of the property you have purchased. As a courtesy, Auction A Circle, LLC has made arrangements with a variety of third party shippers to provide shipping quotes for buyers. Please note that shipping remains the responsibility of the buyer and it is highly recommended that you get quotes prior to the auction for large, fragile, or heavy items so you can consider the shipping costs before bidding. Under no circumstances will Auction A Circle, LLC be held responsible for items entrusted to a third party shipper. Purchaser agrees that packing and shipping is done at the purchaser's risk and that the purchaser will pay for all packing expenses, materials, carrier fees and insurance charges. Auction A Circle, LLC will have no liability for any loss or damage to shipped items. If any employee or agent of Auction A Circle, LLC is requested and agrees to pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility and expense of the purchaser and Auction A Circle, LLC shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. The purchase price and all fees must be paid in full before items will be released to the buyer or their agent.

Shipping small items by common carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS): Auction A Circle, LLC has engaged shippers to pick up several times a week from Auction A Circle, LLC's facilities. Auction A Circle, LLC's recommended shippers for small items are LR International, Mallory Alexander International Logistics and UPS Store #0869. Once Auction A Circle, LLC received your payment and the completed shipping form authorizing the release of your property to the shipper, Auction A Circle, LLC will add your lot(s) to the list for the next pick up. You will receive a shipping quote for you approval within 48 hours after the shipper has picked up your lot(s). If for any reason the quote is unacceptable to you, your property will be returned to Auction A Circle, LLC so you can make alternate arrangements.

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