Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Elvis Presley Owned Eyeglasses (1975). In early 1975, Elvis purchased a Convair 880 Jet that had recently been taken out of service by Delta Airlines. He paid $250,000 for the jet, then $350,000 over the next eight months to have it made over to his specifications, naming it the Lisa Marie, after his only child, then six years old. The refurbishing was a major job, and our consignor was there with Ward International Aircraft Services at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, Texas from the beginning, refashioning the Convair.

    Elvis was in Las Vegas during most of 1975, but made frequent trips to check on the progress of the project, always traveling at night to avoid causing a scene. Our consignor always knew when Presley had visited, " the empty thin clear plastic drink glasses left on top of my big Snap-On tool box parked beside the entrance way to the aircraft." One morning he arrived to find this pair of prescription, lightly-tinted eyeglasses on top of his tool box - Elvis must've approved of how the work was coming along! Not as elaborate as other Elvis sunglasses we've seen (several of which we've offered in past auctions), this pair nonetheless exudes Presley, from the cutting-edge curved lenses to the "EP" between the eyes. He may not have ever met Elvis in person, but this "gift" from The King has been a part of him for over 37 years!

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    14th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,574

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 7 Music & Entertainment Signature Internet Auction
    2019 December 7 Music & Entertainment Signature Internet Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $9,536.25