Monday, December 1, 2014

Elvis' Teeth

Elvis Presley had a crown on his front tooth that was particularly prone to breaking, so his dentist always kept a spare handy. In 1971, when Elvis was performing in Las Vegas, he chipped his crown on a microphone. The dentist's son hopped on the next plane to Vegas with spare crown in hand.

In 2007, a model of Elvis Presley's teeth and a spare porcelain crown were put up for auction on eBay. The items were being sold by the family of Elvis' Memphis-based dentist. When bidding for the items closed on January 14, the top bid was $4,300- not enough to meet the family's reserve price.

The model of the King's teeth is encased in a custom glass display. The set also includes various letters of authentication and notarized documents, all proving the legitimacy of this on-of-a-kind rock and roll collectible.

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