An Elvis Presley firearm offered for a fairly penny on an Illinois public sale block just lately.
The king of rock ‘n’ roll’s Smith & Wesson Mannequin 53 revolver fetched $199,750 at Rock Island Public sale Firm (RIAC)’s August Premier Public sale on Aug. 26 in Rock Island, Illinois.
The engraved revolver exceeded its pre-auction estimate of $60,000 to $90,000 on account of “aggressive bidding from gun fans” and Elvis followers world wide, based on a press launch from RIAC.
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“The collectibles market has been experiencing unprecedented development in a number of genres,” RIAC President Kevin Hogan wrote in a press release.
“Whenever you mix two of these genres, Elvis’ memorabilia and collector firearms, the result’s super pleasure and excessive totals at public sale,” he added.
The Mannequin 53 is embellished with gold and silver inlays.
It displays the “Las Vegas razzle-dazzle” greater than any of the star’s different firearms, based on RIAC.
Grasp engraver Russel Smith adorned Elvis’ American bicentennial gun with aid floral scrollwork, silver inlaid five-pointed stars and the years “1776-1976” inscribed in gold close to the muzzle.
The aspect plate of the gun exhibits a golden bald eagle in flight carrying the 13-star American flag.
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The left aspect of the body includes a golden minuteman surrounded by stars — and the Liberty Bell might be discovered on the again strap.
The gun was delivered to Presley on Nov. 16, 1976, based on RIAC’s web site.
The singer handed away simply 9 months later, on Aug. 16, 1977.
The three-day premier occasion pulled in additional than $21 million in whole gross sales for RIAC, the corporate reported.
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The Illinois-based public sale firm has beforehand offered Elvis firearms for top costs.
It offered the king’s Coly Python revolver for $172,500 and his Smith & Wesson Mannequin 19-2 for $195,500 in 2017.