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Lot 18: Elvis Presley Poker Chips Used on His Plane the Lisa Marie
29 October 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Elvis is synonymous with Las Vegas, the city of lights and of course gambling! It's therefore no surprise that the Lisa Marie, Elvis' personal airplane, would be equipped with plenty of poker chips. Offered are three packs of 100 colorful interlocking poker chips, one in original "Lucky" brand cardboard packaging and two in original "Pleasantime" brand amber-colored plastic holder boxes from the Lisa Marie. The poker chips are offered with a signed letter from Sam Thompson picturing these very chips that states in part, "I flew on the Lisa Marie, Elvis' personal aircraft, many times, and these poker chips were on that plane for Elvis' use. They have continuously been in my possession since 1977." Elvis certainly upped the stakes with these chips during his mile-high games. There are 297 poker chips in total, and the plastic cases measure approximately 3 1/4 by 6 1/4 (8.26 by 15.88 cm), while the cardboard box measures approximately 2 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches (6.35 by 15.88 cm). The poker chips are also accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The chips and packaging show normal signs of age, with some creases to the box and moderate toning to many of the white chips and the plastic containers. Overall EX condition.