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Elvis Presley BNDD (DEA) credentials

Elvis Presley BNDD (DEA) credentials

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ITEM: Elvis Presley BNDD (DEA) credentials

History: Elvis expressed his desire to do something about the growing anti-American drug culture and that having a BNND badge would help him make a difference. Elvis actually liked collecting badges; thanks to his level of fame, he regularly interacted with different police departments, for security purposes, whenever he traveled or performed. Because of this he received many honorary police department badges. Elvis developed a habit of always traveling with his collection of police badges (as well as a few of his guns). According to Pricilla’s autobiography Elvis and Me, he expressed to her a strong desire to acquire a badge from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, because he thought it would make him invincible, allowing him to travel anywhere with guns and drugs. He then wrote a letter to President Nixon, introducing himself and asking for a meeting. Then he was able to meet the BNDD Deputy Director, but he denied his request for a badge. Meanwhile at the White House, Elvis’ letter was delivered to Egil “Bud” Krogh*, who was a White House aide and liaison to the BNND. Egil (a big Elvis fan) thought that a meeting between Elvis and Nixon was a great idea and persuaded his White House bosses to allow him to arrange it.According to Egil, Elvis then asked for a BNND badge, to which Nixon replied, “Can we get him a badge?” Egil said yes, and Nixon ordered it to be done. By this was, Elvis got BNDD (DEA predecessor) badge and credentials. The badge was custom made with his name on it.

Description: exact replica of original card. Made of cardboard, printed on front only, has round corners and is laminated. Photo printed on photographic paper and glued on card.

Price: 25,00 €


Add an hard cover to your BNDD credentials! Hard covers are also known as "commissioned books". Your cards are glued directly in this book, that can be opened and closed just like a wallet. Color is black (like the original cover). The hard cover is custom made to fit size of these credentials.

Price: 30,00 €

To U.S. customers: the United States Federal Law (HR 4827, Law #106-547), pertaining to badge possession, collecting, and use came into force on 12/19/2000. This Federal law makes the possession, shipping, and use of Police badges and id cards and Replica Police badges and id cards a crime if they are used for any purpose whatsoever, other than the following: 1. As a memento, or in a collection; 2. for decorative purposes; 3. for a dramatic presentation; 4. for any other recreational; 5. or for fan-collecting purpose. By ordering any badges, you affirm that you are at least 21 years of age and agree to lawful use of the ordered id cards or credentials as explained above.
To all customers: we sell (obsolete) replicas of cards, badges and credentials for fan collecting purposes only. We do not authorize or encourage any unlawful use of these badges. Customer should check his/her local regulations regarding the possession and/or displaying of law enforcement badges prior to making the purchase.
Customer assumes all the responsibilities deriving from purchase and use of item/s.