This is the first time we have been able to offer John Lennon's hair for sale. We believe this is the first time strands have ever become available for sale to the public.
We are offering a single ½" strand of John Lennon's hair trimmed in Preparation for Filming of How I Won the War along with a photocopy of Lennon's Signed Call Sheet and Certificate of Authenticity from Heritage Auctions.
The hair originates from a $35,000 clump of hair sold by Heritage in March 2016 (Image of the total clump of hair can be seen to the left
The hair was originally obtained directly from John Lennon's Hairdresser Klaus Baruck, who trimmed Lennon's famous hair in Hamburg, Germany, just before Lennon's starring role as Gripweed in Richard Lester's dark comedy about a fictional British army troop and their misadventures in World War II.
Included is a photocopy of the original one-page 8.5" x 11" mimeographed page titled "Petersham Films Limited/ Call Sheet No.13" which is dated September 6, 1966, and bears an interesting blue ink signature: " John Lennon/ oh yes".
John Lennon started wearing the round glasses for this role; he continued wearing the same style for the rest of his life.
The hair can be dated to a specific time and location and has been in the collection of the original owner for nearly 50 years.
This haircut took place just a month after the release of the legendary Revolver album.
The hair is presented on a display sheet ready for framing.