Jar of Elvis Presley’s hair sells for $72,500 at auction

A jar of hair collected by Elvis Presley's longtime barber has been reportedly sold for $72,500.

Photo from Kruse GWS auction/ MANILA BULLETIN

"This collection of hair was saved from haircuts given to Elvis Presley by his personal barber Homer Gilleland over the years and represents the largest and most well documented collection of Elvis' hair in the world," Kruse GWS auction said in a statement.

"This isn't a lock of hair that you typically find, but is a massive, baseball sized specimen which has not been offered for sale in nearly 20 years," it added.

The piece will also be accompanied by a certificate of origin, letter and certificates of authenticity, certificate of provenance and letter of provenance, which are all issued by Regents Gallery, the auctioneer said.

Other auction highlights also include Presley's jumpsuit which he wore for his performance at Madison Square Garden in 1972 and was sold for a record $1,012,500, a racing helmet worn in the film “Viva Las Vegas” for $23,750, his “Frankie & Johnny” tuxedo tailcoat for $75,000, his personal and stage-worn boots for $28,750, sheet music from his 1968 Comeback Special at $15,000, and his custom eagle belt at $25,000.