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    Elvis Presley's Dental Crown With Model of His Teeth. This is probably not what comes to mind when you hear the words "the King's crown," but it is an intriguing item nonetheless: a porcelain dental crown crafted for the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, by his dentist Dr. Henry Weiss. According to the accompanying letter of authenticity from Elvis' road manager, Joe Esposito, "On several occasions we went to Elvis' dentist, Dr. Henry Weiss, whose offices were located...in downtown Memphis. He did any and all dental work including the preparation of a porcelain crown for Elvis designed to fill a gap between his front teeth. Dr. Weiss always kept an extra crown on the model of Elvis Presley's teeth in the event that he might chip or crack his crown." In February of 1971, Elvis cracked his crown on a microphone during a performance, and Weiss' son Lewis, had to fly one such reserve crown to Las Vegas in the wee hours of the night. The crown is mounted on a lead peg set into the upper part of Dr. Weiss' models of Elvis upper and lower teeth, which come with a 3.5" x 4.5" x 3.5" lucite display box. Included with it are Lewis Weiss' personal key to the room at the International Hotel, notarized letters of authenticity from Weiss' wife and son, and a first day cover dated January 8, 1993. All items are in overall Excellent condition, with some mild wear and moderate discoloration to the plaster casting of Elvis teeth.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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