Heritage Auctions' Entertainment & Music Memorabilia sale on 20th February will include a lock of John Lennon's hair. The hair, which is estimated to sell for $15 000, is described as a "substantial lock." The four inches of hair has been dated back to 1966 and comes from when Lennon cut his hair in order to play Private Gripweed in How I Won the War. The lock was in possession of German stylist Klaus Baruck, who cut Lennon's hair for filming.

John Lennon on set of 'How I Won The War,' 1966 Image via The Telegraph John Lennon on set of 'How I Won The War,' 1966
Image via The Telegraph

Lock of Lennon's hair on sale at Heritage Auctions Lock of Lennon's hair on sale at Heritage Auctions

To prove the hair's authenticity, the lot is accompanied by a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Baruck with the hair and the caption: "Immediately picked up and tucked away: a clump of hair that had been John Lennon's, cut yesterday."

Heritage Auctions commented that: "To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest lock of Lennon's hair ever sold at auction."

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