Rare Elvis items sold at US auction

Empty pill bottle fetches £1,335

An empty prescription bottle belonging to Elvis Presley has been sold at a special auction in the US for $2,640 (£1,335).

The sale was just one of many rare items belonging to the late star which sold at the annual Julien‘s Summer Auction in California.

Among the items sold at the eight hour action were a gold plated gun, which fetched $28,800 (£14,571), while a microphone used by the rock icon on the Louisiana Hayride in the 1950s sold for $15,000 (£7,589).

The CEO of Julien’s Summer Auction, Darren Julien said: “We’d planned to sell the bottle with the pills, but the Los Angeles Police Department told us it would be a federal crime to do it, so sad to say we had to remove the pills.”

The undated bottle was for the antihistamine and decongestant drug Naldecon, prescribed by George Nichopoulos, who was Presley‘s personal physician from 1970 until his death, reports ABC News.