Name of Lot: Elvis Presley 1977 Final Tour Sundial Suit Button
Brief Description: A most unusual item to be available for acquisition and never before offered publicly. Rockology Auctions acquired this piece with accompanying unpublished photographs, from the family who kept this button as a souvenir, when Elvis’s Sundial jumpsuit was being dry-cleaned during the time of the CBS taping of his final tour in the summer of 1977.
The suit was taken to a dry-cleaners in Lincoln, by Elvis Presley “management” where these photos were eventually taken. It was there the dry-cleaner offered to balance out the buttons per sleeve as buttons were missing. This button was kept by the dry-cleaner as a souvenir until October of 2022. Per the family, they instructed the personnel not to try on the jumpsuit, but obviously that warning went unheard, as documented by these photographs.
Additional correspondence included with a notarized family statement and a Rockology Auctions COA is email communication to EPE archives where they verified multiple buttons were missing on the Sundial suit. The button is grayish in color now from consistent stage wear and some handling over more recent years.
Certainly a conversation piece of conversation pieces attributed to Elvis’s dynamic stage wear and to his final worn jumpsuit at that. This would make for a tremendous shadow-box display in your Elvis room.
Estimated Value: $2,500-$3,500