Tyne & Wear

Elvis hair goes under the hammer in Northumberland

Elvis hair Image copyright PA
Image caption The single strand was displayed in the centre of a record

A single strand of Elvis Presley's hair has been auctioned in Northumberland.

The Northern Auction Centre in Wooler, which acquired the item as part of a deceased person's estate, described it as "a rare find".

It was accompanied by letter of authentication from a Thomas Morgan, who said he knew Elvis and was a friend of his hairdresser Homer Gilleland.

The expected price was between £50 and £5,000. It was bought by a local collector for £150.

Jim Railton from the auction house said: "We've never sold Elvis' hair before.

"It's not something you come across every day."

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