An auction for the sale of personal belongings of the late king of rock and roll Elvis Presley was held in the United States.
A jar with the performer’s hair was presented among the unusual lots, which was purchased for 72.5 thousand dollars. The buyer preferred to remain anonymous.
“This hair was saved after Elvis Presley’s haircut by his long-term hairdresser Homer Gilliland. This is not an ordinary piece of hair that you can find, but a massive, baseball-sized artifact that has not been put up for sale for the past 20 years,” according to a press release from the organizer of the auction, Kruse GWS Auctions.
According to experts, in 2002, another strand of Presley’s hair went under the hammer for 115 thousand dollars.
The auction also sold an electric razor of the singer of the brand King’s Schick for 3 thousand dollars, a motorcycle helmet from the filming of the film “Viva Las Vegas” (1964) for almost 24 thousand dollars, a tailcoat from “Frankie and Johnny” (1966) for 75 thousand dollars, stage shoes for almost 29 thousand dollars, a written sheet from the Comeback Special of 1968 for 15 thousand and a leather belt with the eagle emblem for 25 thousand dollars.
The most expensive was sold an Elvis jumpsuit from a concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1972. It was bought for 1,012,500 dollars.