Elvis Presley hair strand sells for £1,055

A lock of The King's hair auctioned off in Wiltshire

A strand of Elvis Presley‘s hair has sold at a UK auction for £1,055.

The piece of hair, which was saved by the late singer’s personal barber Homer Gill Gilleland, was only expected to fetch up to £250 when it went under the hammer in Henry Aldridge And Son‘s auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire on Saturday (November 14).

It was sold to an undisclosed buyer. The strand came in a frame alongside a certificate of authenticity and photograph of Presley.

The late singer’s barber started selling strands in a souvenir shop on the street opposite his Graceland home in Memphis after his death in 1977.

This particular clump eventually passed onto Thomas B Morgan Jnr, who worked in the sheriff’s office of Shelby County and knew Elvis, in 2002, reports BBC News.

The sale comes just weeks after a clump of the star’s hair, believed to have been shorn when the singer joined the US army in 1958, went under the hammer in Chicago for $15,000 (£9,200).