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Elvis Presley's Iconic Sunglasses Fetch Rs 12 Lakh

  By KYMBERLEE FERNANDES   Aug 17th 2012 at 4:00PM Lifestyle RATED

Elvis Presley's Iconic 1970s Tiger Man Sunglasses Fetch Rs 12 Lakh
Image via Heritage Auctions


A pair of sunglasses, called Tiger Man, worn by King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, sold for a cool $22,000 (approx Rs 12.2 lakh) at Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.


Elvis was spotted wearing the pair during three shows in 1974; he wore the Tiger Man sunglasses at his performances at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Dayton, Ohio.


Sold in Auction


The $22,000 final price for the sunglasses exceeded the estimate of $16,000. The pair was sold with certificates of authenticity from Artie Dadyan, owner of Designbyartie. Artie was a designer and jeweller at the late Dennis Roberts' Optique Boutique. 


Dennis used to repair or replace sunglasses for Elvis, and this pair was left in the repair box.


There were a few other things that were on auction too. Presley's Love Me Tender standee sold for $20,000 (approx Rs 11 lakh). A library card signed by Elvis, believed to be one of the earliest signatures by the singer sold for $7,500 (approx Rs 4 lakh).



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