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Lock of John Lennon's Hair Sells for $35,000 at Auction

John Lennon How I Won the War
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John Lennon on the set of "How I Won the War" in 1966. 

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

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Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector.

A German hairdresser kept a tuft of Lennon's hair after giving him a trim before the Beatle started filming How I Won the War, a dark comedy released in 1967. The movie follows the World War II misadventures of British troops led by an inept commander.

The hair (pictured below) was one of several Beatles-related items on auction. A photograph of the iconic band signed by all four members went for $42,500. And a sealed copy of the band's "butcher" cover for the "Yesterday and Today" album went for $125,000.

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