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SOLD at 2009 Oct 09 @ 12:28UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Original Elvis Presley gold lightning bolt “TCB” necklace given by Elvis to his karate training partner Wayne Carman. The “TCB” pendant (Elvis’ creed, “Taking Care of Business”) features a lightning bolt in gold with attached gold rope chain. Elvis gave this necklace to his friend and Karate training partner, Wayne Carman. In the accompanying LOA, Carman states the necklace was given to him by Elvis in the early 1970s during one of their Karate workouts. Carman continues, “Elvis was a Tiger and I was a Lion in the martial Arts. Initially, Elvis wanted to give me his Lion Claw necklace, because I had admired it one night during a class. I refused his generosity at the time and told him that his friendship was gift enough…The next time I saw him he gave me my T.C.B. necklace. As he gave it to me, he said, ‘Wayne, this is an act of friendship, so you can’t refuse it!’ Carman states he later had the necklace enhanced with diamonds. Also includes a signed hardbound copy of Carman’s book, Elvis’s Karate Legacy: The Untold Story of Elvis Presley’s Faith, Spirit, and Discipline, with lengthy inscription discussing Elvis giving him this necklace.
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