To what extent would you go to profess your love for Elvis Presley? Would you for instance, grab hold of his hair for a price? If you would, news is that it has just sold out.
Bizarre as it may sound, a clump of hair people believe had belonged to the King was sold for $ 15,000 at a Chicago auction house. It was Item No. 66. The hair was supposed to have been shaved off his head when he joined Army in 1958, says Chicago Tribune. The hair was part of legend Elvis’ 200 items that went under the hammer at Chicago’s Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
Besides this, were pictures of Elvis Presley’s wedding reception when he married Priscilla in 1967, Christmas cards, Elvis dolls etc. The collection interestingly included his sweat-stained scarves too! These items belonged to Gary Pepper, Elvis Presley’s friend who ran a popular fan club, but died of cerebral palsy in 1980. Needless to say, the auction had its share of die-hard fans who were willing to grab these items.
John Urso got the King’s white cotton shirt with an “EP” monogram for $52,000 besides a red ultra-suede shirt for $ 28,000. Adam Holbrook, another fan, managed to get hold of some Elvis dolls.
Via: Leslie Hindman, Tonic