A dental model of Elvis Presley’s mouth complete with an extra crown is set to fetch £10,000 when it goes to auction this month.
The model was made for the star by former Memphis dentist Henry J Weiss, Presley’s dentist until 1971, who affectionately called it the ‘King’s Crown’. Dr Weiss always kept an extra crown on the model of Elvis Presley’s teeth in the event that he might chip or crack his crown.
The model and crown is accompanied by five letters of authenticity from the wife/sons of the dentist and Joe Esposito, Presley’s road manager. The model is encased in a custom glass display.
Paul Fairweather from Omega Auctions said: ‘Following on from the Lennon 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 and 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.’
It is being sold by Omega Auctions, Stockport, Greater Manchester, on 25 February.