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The strand of Elvis Presley's hair failed to meet its reserve price at auction

The strand of Elvis Presley's hair failed to meet its reserve price at auction

The strand of Elvis Presley's hair failed to meet its reserve price at auction

A strand of Elvis Presley's hair failed to sell at auction.

It was hoped the piece of the King's hair would fetch up to £600, but it failed to meet its reserve price.

The rock'n'roll memorabilia was being sold by a music fan from Gloucestershire who bought the strand "on a whim" through a television auction.

It was 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 spokesman for Chorleys, the auctioneers selling the item, said: "These more fun items are not doing as well in the current market as the more serious antiques. It's just one of those things."

A clump of Elvis's hair sold at auction in Chicago for 15,000 dollars (£9,825) in October last year.

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