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Elvis' hair sells for $15,000

The locks were part of an Elvis memorabilia collection offered by Leslie Hindman auctioneers in Chicago. The collection, that belonged to former Presley fan club president Gary Pepper.

entertainment Updated: Oct 19, 2009 14:56 IST

ElvisA lock of Elvis Presley's hair sold for $15,000 (Rs. 6,94,650)to an anonymous telephone bidder at a Chicago auction Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The hair was shorn from Elvis' head when he joined the US Army in 1958.

The locks were part of an Elvis memorabilia collection offered by Leslie Hindman auctioneers in Chicago. The collection, which belonged to former Presley fan club president Gary Pepper, includes stage clothes, records and Christmas cards.

Pepper died in 1980 and left the collection to his nurse, who is now putting it up for sale. Estimates had put the sale price of the hair at between $8,000 and $12,000.