Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Elvis Hair In A Jar


Lot 46272: From the King's Personal Barber: A Large Quantity of the Hair That Fascinated the World for Decades....

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"...One of his prize possessions was a bag of hair clippings that he had saved over many years while cutting and stylizing Elvis' hair. He ascertained at this time that this bag of hair clippings were personally saved by him and he verified to me with his solemn oath that this bag of hair clippings were actually Elvis' hair. Prior to Mr. Gill's death, he gave me this bag of hair clippings because of our close friendship and mutual love of Elvis. At this time, these hair clippings given to me from Mr. Gill have been in my sole possession up to this date. I swear and affirm that the above statement is true. I do solemnly swear and attest that the hair clippings are actually from Elvis Aaron Presley and were given to me by Mr. Homer Gilleland and are my sole property."

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No relic can be owned of his that is more personal or symbolic than a sample of his hair. It's not likely that the keen collector or shrewd dealer will ever again have the opportunity to bid on and buy such a large and fully-provenanced grouping.. Estimate: $20,000 - up.
Forget the hair. The language of this auction lot is a milestone in the advancement of Western Civilization.

Lot 46272: From the King's Personal Barber: A Large Quantity of the Hair That Fascinated the World for Decades...., currently $14,430, auction ends Aug 14 [ha.com via anonymous works]