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A lion's-head pendant that Elvis Presley wore during his 1970 White House meeting with President Nixon got the highest bid at an auction of memorabilia at Graceland on Thursday.

The pendant, which Presley had designed in 1969, sold for $82,500 at the first-ever Auction at Graceland in Memphis. It had been estimated to sell between $25,000 and $35,000

The pendant's price exceeded that of a maroon-and-silver 1977 Cadillac Seville, the last car Presley purchased for his personal use. The car sold for $81,250, $1,250 less than the pendant.

Many of the 72 lots at the third-party auction came from the collection of Greg Page, a founding member of Australian children's-music group The Wiggles.

"I'm thrilled that the auction was such a success," Page said in a news release afterward. "I never truly considered these my 'things,' and while it was difficult to part with these treasured items, I'm pleased that so many of the artifacts found great homes with like-minded Elvis fans."

A 24-hour pass, issued to Presley while he was based in Germany during his time in the Army, sold for $20,625. A paper shooting target, estimated to go between $1,000 and $1,500, ended up selling for $27,500. A kitchen skillet, which came with a receipt signed by Presley's mother, sold for $4,750. And keys to the Palm Springs home where the singer and Priscilla Presley spent their 1967 honeymoon brought $3,375.

The following were the top items at the auction, along with the prices for which they sold:

• Elvis' gold and diamond lion's-head pendant, $82,500
• Elvis' 1977 Cadillac Seville, $81,250
• Elvis' opal and diamond ring, $38,750
• Original 1939 Graceland blueprints, $35,000
• 1969 Las Vegas show agreement, $27,500
• Elvis' bullet-ridden shooting target from Graceland Smokehouse, $27,500

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