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King's crown up for auction: Dental mould of Elvis Presley's mouth expected to fetch £10,000

By February 20, 2012 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

The King of Rock and Roll’s crown is expected to fetch a princely £10,000 when it goes up for auction later this month.

But Elvis fans thinking they can get their hands on headwear belonging to the late King Creole singer will be in for a shock.

That is because it is a dental mould of Elvis Presley’s mouth, with a spare crown in place, that is going under the hammer on February 25.

Jokingly called the King’s Crown, it was created by former Memphis dentist Henry J Weiss just in case the star chipped or cracked his front tooth while on tour.

Weiss, Presley’s dentist until 1971, did all his dental work including the preparation of a porcelain crown for his front tooth.

He was called into action in February 1971 when the singer cracked his crown on a microphone while performing at the International Hotel, now known as the Hilton Hotel, in Las Vehas. cosmetic dentist London

Weiss’ son, S Lewis Weiss, flew a replacement crown to the city.

The lot comes with five letters of authenticity from the wife and sons of the dentist and Joe Esposito, Presley’s road manager. The model of the King’s teeth is currently encased in a custom glass display. dental implants London

Omega Auctions, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, is auctioning the crown.

The firm’s Paul Fairweather said: ‘Following on from Lennon’s tooth back in November which sold for £19,500, we were extremely excited on the consignment of this truly unique item from the King of Rock & Roll.

 ‘Whilst it is not a real tooth, as was the case with the Lennon tooth, it is the only one in existence and we expect there to be considerable interest in this; we expect that it will sell for over £10,000.’….Read more

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