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Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for a snip at $35,000

By Staff Reporter

Published 22/02/2016

Lock auction: John Lennon
Lock auction: John Lennon

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

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said on Saturday that the four-inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a UK-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 (£29,500).

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