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John Lennon lock of hair sells at auction

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A lock of John Lennon’s hair that was cut as he prepared for a movie role has sold at auction for $35,000.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that U.K.-based memorabilia collector Paul Fraser was the winning bidder, according to the Associated Press.

The listing on the auction house’s website states that a hairdresser saved the 4-inch tuft of hair after giving Lennon a trim in Hamberg, Germany, before he began filming How I Won the War, a 1967 dark comedy about the misadventures of a British army troop during World War II.

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The auction lot also reportedly included a signed call sheet for the film and two 1966 articles from German newspapers about Lennon’s trim.

His hair was one of a number of Beatles items that Heritage sold at auction. A photograph of the band signed by all four members sold for $42,500, the AP reports, and a sealed copy of the band’s “butcher” cover for the “Yesterday and Today” album went for $125,000.

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