News-Antique.com - Jan 29,2010 - A strand of Elvis Presley's hair is being sold by Chorley's at Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX on Thursday 25th February 2010. The vendor, who comes from Gloucestershire, is a keen music buff and bought the strand of hair on a whim through a television auction. The strand is estimted to fetch between £400 and £600.
It is mounted in the centre of a gold disc inscribed 'The King's Authentic Hair' together iwth a photograph of the singer and a certificate of authenticity on the reverse.
In Octobe 2009, a clump of Elvis's hair sold at auction in Chicago for US$ 15,000.
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Viewing days are Tuesday 23rd February from 10am to 7pm and Wednesday 24th February from 10am to 4pm.
Other interesting lots in the sale include a signed letter from Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Rt Hon Sir David Eccles KCVO appointing him as Minister of Education, the letter being dated 18th October, 1954. Estimate is £300-400.
There is also a good selection of clocks with the sale containing nearly 50 clocks in the sale with estimates ranging between £40 and £2,500.