$4,300 Is Not Enough To Buy Model of Elvis Presley’s Teeth
A model of Elvis Presley’s teeth and a spare porcelain crown were recently put up for auction on eBay. The items were being sold by the family of Dr. Henry Weiss, the King’s Memphis-based dentist until 1971. When bidding for the items closed on January 14, the top bid was $4,300 – not enough to meet the family’s reserve price. So, if you just had to have them, there’s still hope!
Presley had a crown on his front tooth that was particularly prone to breaking, so Dr. Weiss always kept a spare handy. In 1971, when Elvis was performing in Las Vegas, he chipped his crown on a microphone. Dr. Weiss’s son hopped on the next plane to Vegas with the spare crown in hand.
The model of the King’s teeth is encased in a custom glass display. The set also includes various letters of authentication and notarized documents, all proving the legitimacy of this one-of-a-kind rock and roll collectible.