In a recent Elvis Presley memorabilia auction in Chicago, one buyer went home with a $18,300 clump of hair. The hair, advertised as being from the head of the King himself, allegedly came from his haircut upon joining the US Army in 1958. While the hair was not DNA-tested, it was said by auctioneers to be authenticated by “an expert in celebrity hair.”
Although I would personally demand DNA evidence if I was shelling out over $18,000, the verification seemed to be enough for the item winner and president of the Tankers Fan Club for Elvis devotees.
Other hot ticket items included Presley wedding photos, sweaty scarves, and a cotton shirt with the monogram “EP” that sold for an outstanding $62,800!