Elvis Presley’s hair sells for $15,000

A set of The King's sweaty handkerchiefs are also auctioned off in Chicago

Elvis Presley‘s trimmed hair has sold for $15,000 (£9,200) at an auction of items related to the star.

The clump of hair, believed to have been shorn when the singer entered the US army in 1958, went under the hammer in Chicago.

Other items sold included a set of handkerchiefs used in live shows by Presley, which sold for $732 (£450), and one of his shirts, which went for $52,000 (£32,000), according to BBC News.

Also among the 200 lots, all of which were originally collected by late fan Gary Pepper, were wedding photos of Presley‘s marriage – these were auctioned for $6,000 (£3,700).

Some of Elvis‘ doctor’s medical equipment was auctioned in May, including a nasal douche.