Elvis's hair fails to find a buyer

Elvis's hair fails to find a buyer

A strand of Elvis Presley’s hair failed to sell at auction today.

It was hoped the piece of the King’s hair would fetch up to £600 (€676), but it failed to meet its reserve price.

The rock’n’roll memorabilia was being sold by a music fan from Gloucestershire who bought the strand “on a whim” through a television auction.

It was mounted in the centre of a gold disc inscribed The King’s Authentic Hair, together with a photograph of the singer and a certificate of authenticity on the reverse.

A spokesman for Chorleys, the auctioneers selling the item, said: “These more fun items are not doing as well in the current market as the more serious antiques. It’s just one of those things.”

A clump of Elvis’s hair sold at auction in Chicago for $15,000 in October last year.

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