Presley wedding ring tops auction items

Nov. 29, 2006 at 7:13 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The wedding ring that iconic U.S. singer Elvis Presley wore during his marriage to Priscilla Presley will headline an auction by Profiles in History.

The diamond wedding ring is among 900 pieces of TV and movie memorabilia to be auctioned off Dec. 14 and 15 by the Internet auction company. The ring alone is expected to garner between $100,000 and $150,000, a Profiles in History news release said.

"The marriage of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was the most significant wedding in the 20th century. There was Charles and Diana and, of course, Paul and Heather. But there was only one Elvis Presley," celebrity memorabilia expert Joseph Maddalena said. "The fact that this ring then comes to public auction is just beyond words. This is truly once in a lifetime opportunity to own a true piece of pop culture history."

Also set to be featured at the auction will be numerous pieces of "Star Wars" memorabilia, actor Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from "The Wizard of Oz" and the lone surviving script for 1931's "Dracula."

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