ABOUT BUD GLASS
Bud Glass, co-owner of The King’s Ransom Elvis Presley Museum is a world authority on locating and authenticating rare Elvis Presley artifacts of all kinds.
In addition to personally securing the acquisition of several million dollars’ worth of rare and iconic artifacts over the years, Glass is an Elvis Presley historian, author and documentary producer; as well as a consultant to major collectors, celebrities and prestigious auction firms.
Glass’ artifacts have been featured on David Letterman’s Late Show, Entertainment Tonight, Geraldo Rivera, CNN, Univision and The History Channel to name a few, including local news broadcasts across America and throughout Europe. Select artifacts have been on loan to Graceland at their request for their Australian exhibition in 2017.
In addition to the incredible King’s Ransom Museum collaboration with partner Russ Howe, Bud Glass maintains his own private trove of Elvis memorabilia – now, he’s proud to unveil Elvis Relics as a showcase offering many of these unique Elvis-owned artifacts for purchase.
A wide variety of items are available and can be viewed by joining the Elvis Relics mailing list, providing an opportunity for Elvis collectors to expand their personal collections with artifacts offered by a reputable source.
Items range from small to large, from entry-level collectibles to prized museum-quality pieces. Prices start at just a few hundred dollars, priced so that anyone who loves Elvis might have a personal keepsake of their very own.
AUTHENTIC ELVIS PRESLEY ARTIFACTS
“In general, buyers must be on their guard and shouldn’t trust in the authenticity of many of the items that come up for sale on the general market,” Glass explains.
“There are many fakes and forgeries out there. Although some pieces are legitimate, it can become a risky investment if you are not versed in all the phases of authentication.”
Glass has personally acquired many of the artifacts over the past decades directly from his many friends in the Elvis world that were also friends to Elvis, including Graceland maids and cooks, bodyguards, musicians, back-up vocalists, record producers, girlfriends, and Hollywood co-stars.
Glass maintains contacts internationally with other Presley collectors, and as a result, a majority of the items in the Elvis Relics collection have come via such trusted sources – in many cases, Glass provided his expertise to assist these very collectors in their original quest to source such items.
Collectors often market an item to help finance another larger piece, and this creates the unique opportunity for other collectors to obtain a one-of-a-kind Elvis artifact.
Regardless of the the source, authenticity, provenance and chain of ownership are paramount. A professional vetting process by a seasoned expert in this area is absolutely essential for the peace of mind and safety of the investment for any collector.