Sale 120 Lot 66

A Large Quantity of Elvis Presley's Hair,
given to Gary Pepper as the president of the Tankers Fan Club to mail to Elvis Presley fans.

In 1958, the nation's newspapers announced that Elvis Presley, having been newly recruited into the U.S. Army, had received two haircuts trimming his famous locks and sideburns down to a greatly modified crew cut. Individual strands of Elvis Presley's shaved locks have since been treasured by his fans who wish to own a piece of the king himself.

According to John Reznikoff, a leading expert in celebrity hair authentication, "the hair appears to match the hair in my collection [from same U.S. Army haircut] in coarseness and color . . . this is more than likely a genuine lock of Elvis' hair short of a DNA test (often inconclusive) proving otherwise."

Estimate $ 8,000-12,000

A DNA test has not been performed on the hair

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