This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 4-inch lock of hair that was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed John Lennon's hair before he started shooting
This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 4-inch lock of hair that was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed John Lennon's hair before he started shooting "How I Won the War." Heritage Auctions says the lock of hair is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month. Heritage Auctions via AP

A lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $49k at auction

A LOCK of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $49,000.

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 shooting "How I Won the War," a dark comedy released in 1967. The film follows the World War II misadventures of British troops led by an inept commander.

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