Elvis’ gun license to be auctioned in Switzerland


GENEVA: Elvis Presley’s gun license, reported to be the only original document that includes all the legendary singer’s fingerprints, will be auctioned in Switzerland in July.

The permit issued by the state of California in 1970 gives the musician’s name as Elvis Aaron Presley and includes a number of personal details: date of birth, height, driving license and social security numbers, address, and lists his profession as “singer”.

It also details the guns that Elvis, who died in 1977 at the age of 42, was licensed to use and features the famous crooner’s signature.

The document will be sold by the Galartis auction house in Montreux, on the edge of Lake Geneva at the “Music Memorabilia” sale on July 9 as part of the city’s 50th jazz festival.

Galartis described the document as “incredible” and said it is the only one that includes a complete set of the singer’s fingerprints.

The licence is expected to fetch between 40,730 and 45,250 euros ($46,124 to $51,243) when it goes under the hammer.

Other items in the sale include a collarless mohair jacket worn by John Lennon at a concert at the London Palladium in 1963.


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