A lock of hair belonging to the late Beatle, John Lennon has been bought by a collector in Bristol for almost £25,000
Paul Fraser Collectibles acquired the clipping at Heritage Auctions in the States, with the hammer falling at $35,000 - around three times the estimate.
The lock was saved from a haircut in Hamburg in 1966 ready for the Beatle's performance in the comedy "How I Won the War". The trimmings were reportedly burnt to stop it being sold on but some were clearly kept.
Lennon wore a pair of round-framed glasses for the role, which he continued to wear for the rest of his life.
This is the largest lock of John Lennon's hair ever offered at auction and this world record price is a lasting testament to the world's more than 50-year love affair and fascination with Lennon and the Beatles.
It is a new world record for a lock of Lennon's hair. The previous record for a lock was £24,000 ($33,989), set at Gorringes in 2007.