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Presley's drug bottle snapped up
Presley's prescription bottle
The bottle had contained antihistamine medication
A prescription drug bottle belonging to Elvis Presley was just one of the unusual lots sold at a US auction.

A gold-plated gun which was owned by Presley sold for $28,800, (14,571) at the auction held by Julien's.

An umbrella used as a prop by Marilyn Monroe in a 1949 photo fetched $42,000 (21,249), while Alfred Hitchcock's passport sold for $19,200 (9,714)

Presley's pill bottle, which had to be sold empty to comply with the law, went for $2,640 (1,335).

The bottle had contained antihistamine drug Naldecon, which was prescribed by George Nichopoulos, Presley's personal doctor during the 1970s.

"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," said the auction house's chief executive, Darren Julien.

Monroe's polka dot umbrella is now set to go on display at the Museum of Style Icons in County Kildare, Ireland, says its new owner William Doyle.


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