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May 01, 2016  -  Julien's  /  Elvis Matters  /  Elvis Express Radio
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Julien’s Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced its highly anticipated Music Icons auction event to take place at the Hard Rock Cafe New
York on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of pieces of iconic rock n’ roll artifacts will go under the hammer representing the biggest musical icons of our time. The historical event
will include extraordinary items from those artists who have played important roles in shaping our pop culture.

The Music Icons auction will also include over 85 items from the life and career of Elvis Presley. This collection includes a custom guitar made for him by his father that Presley gave
to an audience member in 1975. This rare 1969 Gibson Dove guitar was custom finished in black with a Kenpo Karate decal affixed to the body showing that this was in honor of
Presley achieving a black belt in karate. The guitar was personalized with “Elvis Presley” inlaid across the fingerboard and is one of Presley’s most recognizable instruments. This
prized guitar has remained in the hands of the lucky concert goer since 1975.

Two of Elvis Presley's watches are offered in the upcoming auction "Music Icons 2016" organized by Julien's Auctions. In addition to a gold pocket watch from the Waltham brand
that Elvis received from actress Michele Carey, who played with him in the film "Live a Little, Love a Little", there is a Mathey-Tissot watch on the auction block.

Lot 74 in the auction catalog is an automatic watch Mathey-Tissot, a company founded by Edmond Mathey-Tissot in 1886 in Les Ponts-de-Martel, Switzerland. In 1969 and 1970,
Presley bought a few dozen of these watches, engraved with his name at his jeweler Harry Levitch in Memphis.

Elvis had two models, and in recent years they've both been sold at auction. The one offered in May, is one from 1969 and has a two-tone day-and-date display, while day-date
display at the other is a version with black letters against a white background. The hands are also slightly different than the other version, even though they have the same gold-
and-black color scheme.

Elvis bought in his life many watches, and many of these watches were given as gifts for family, friends, band members, entourage, and staff. The watch comes with a certificate of
authenticity from Jimmy Velvet, who once owned the largest collection of Elvis Presley in the world. The last time the item was sold at an auction was in 1995 at the "Elvis Presley
Memorabilia" auction at the Butterfield and Butterfield auction in association with Bonhams. The expected amount is between 10,000 and 20,000 dollars.

The purpose of this special series of watches was "all access" to identify visitors on tour and backstage. Later, the watches were replaced with the legendary TCB necklaces

Monday, May 16th – Friday, May 20th, 2016
Daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
Free to the Public

Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Session I: 10:00 a.m. EST
Session II: 2:00 p.m. EST

Hard Rock Café New York
1501 Broadway
New York, NY

For inquiries, please email
info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.