Saturday 1 October 2016

Lock of John Lennon's hair just a snip as it sells for £24k at auction

Published 20/02/2016 | 21:06

John Lennon pictured at the premiere of How I Won The War
John Lennon pictured at the premiere of How I Won The War

A lock of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for 35,000 US dollars (£24,000).

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Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the four inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector.

A German hairdresser kept a tuft of Lennon's hair after giving him a trim before the Beatle started shooting How I Won The War, a dark comedy released in 1967.

The film follows the Second World War misadventures of British troops led by an inept commander.

The hair was one of several Beatles-related items on auction.

A photograph of the band signed by all four members went for 42,500 US dollars (£29,500). And a sealed copy of the band's "butcher" cover for the Yesterday And Today album went for 125,000 US dollars (£87,000).

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