John Lennon hair lock to exceed $12,000?

Bidding on a lock of John Lennon's hair stands at $12,000 at Heritage Auctions, with the auction due to close on February 20.

It comes from the collection of Klaus Baruck, a barber in Hamburg who cut Lennon's hair in preparation for his role as Gripweed in Richard Lester's film How I Won the War (1967).

Lennon hair lock
A German barber named Klaus Baruck cut Lennon's hair in preparation for filming

Lennon wore a pair of round eyeglasses for the first time during filming, a look he continued long after the shoot ended.  

The auction house comments: "To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest lock of Lennon's hair ever sold at auction.

"It can be dated to a specific time and location and has been in the collection of the original owner for all these nearly 50 years.

"This haircut took place just a month after the release of the legendary Revolver album."

The hair is sold alongside an autographed call sheet for the film dating to September 6, 1966. It's signed: "John Lennon/ oh yes".

Memorabilia associated with John Lennon has been performing fantastically well at auction of late.

Last year a Gibson acoustic guitar used to write some of the Beatles' biggest hits sold for $2.4m.

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