Elvis' Remote Control on the auction block


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eoR
March 7, 2003, 09:40 AM
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/apeppard/stories/022603dnovePeppard.a2740.html

Elvis' big bang theory
02/26/2003

By ALAN PEPPARD / The Dallas Morning News

Fed up with reality TV? Perhaps you should buy Elvis Presley's 9 mm Beretta pistol that he nicknamed "the remote control."

Joe Esposito, co-best man at his wedding, reports that Elvis nicknamed the gun after he used it to blast apart a TV set while watching Robert Goulet sing in a manner offensive to the King.

Tom Keilman & Son Auctioneers Inc. is selling the gun as well as a single-action Colt .45 that belonged to John Wayne at its 26th annual auction in Pflugerville in Central Texas. In all, about 1,500 items will go on the block at the March 7-9 auction. Check for details at www.tk-auctioneers.com.

Just like the tail of Elvis' private jets, the grip of the little pistol is emblazoned in gold with a lightning bolt and the letters "TCB," Elvis' coat of arms meaning "Takin' Care of Business."

http://www.texaslivery.com/images/tcb_remotecontrol1.jpg

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.45TCB
March 7, 2003, 11:53 AM
:cool:

This would be right up my alley! (see username) Most things owned by The King go for a little out of my price range, though.

I've always thought a 1911 with the TCB emblem in the grips would be cool . . . actually I think there is one in the Graceland trophy room.

bogie
March 7, 2003, 12:55 PM
I've been to the shrine.

Heck, the King used to plink in his back yard... And there's a Gyrojet in the collection.

He's not buried there tho - Elvis Lives!

eoR
March 7, 2003, 01:15 PM
I heard on the radio that they expect it to bring $100k+

They're also auctioning off one of John Wayne's hats and one of his Colts.

Decisions Decisions. Which one to wish I had the $ to buy

Ledbetter
March 7, 2003, 02:10 PM
I watched Speed Channel in horror as Dale Easrnhardt's 1989 Chevy Lumina black #3 RCR-prepared Winston Cup car was auctioned off for a mere $72,500 the other day.

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