Monday 16 October 2017

Lock of Elvis's hair to fetch £600

Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

A strand of Elvis Presley's hair is expected to fetch up to £600 at auction.

The piece of the King's hair is being sold by a music fan from Gloucestershire who bought the strand "on a whim" through a television auction.

The item of memorabilia is set to make between £400 and £600, according to county auctioneer Chorley's.

It is mounted in the centre of a gold disc inscribed The King's Authentic Hair, together with a photograph of the singer and a certificate of authenticity on the reverse.

A clump of Elvis's hair sold at auction in Chicago for 15,000 dollars (£9,777.21) in October last year.

Viewings were taking place this week ahead of the sale at Prinknash Abbey Park in Gloucestershire.

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