*UPDATE: The lock of John Lennon’s hair sold at auction Saturday for $35,000. The BBC reports that U.K. collector Paul Fraser submitted the winning bid.*
A lock of John Lennon’s hair, snipped from the Beatle’s head in 1966 and kept by a hairdresser for nearly 50 years, has hit the auction block. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is offering up the unique item. The auction concludes February 20th.
According to Heritage, the “significant lock” of Lennon’s hair was trimmed in September 1966 on the German set of the film How I Won the War, the Richard Lester-directed film where Lennon, in his only non-musical acting role, played Musketeer Gripweed. Klaus Baruck, the film’s hairdresser, snipped the four-inch lock of hair and preserved it for nearly 50 years. Heritage adds that this is the “largest lock of Lennon’s hair” to ever hit the auction block, and that Baruck’s haircut took place just a month after the arrival of the Beatles’ Revolver.