It was given to Elvis during King Bhumibol’s 1960 visit to Hollywood’s Paramount Studios where the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ was filming GI Blues.
The case and lighter sold to a phone bidder for £3600 during the May 24 Home Sale at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) in Abingdon.
The cigarette case was inscribed inside and out, dated and stamped with Thai silver marks and ‘sterling’, and was sold complete with its original case.
Elvis later gave this cigarette case to the vendor’s aunt, Ursula Nixon, who was working in the US in the 1960s as an English teacher and had come to know or work for the superstar.
Elvis made 31 films as an actor between 1956-69. Three years before GI Blues, he had starred in his third movie, Jailhouse Rock.
Auction house Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Send, Surrey, sold a linen-backed, 2ft 6in x 3ft 4in (76cm x 1.02m) British Quad Jailhouse Rock poster for a mid-estimate £750 on May 27.