Late Beatle's molar has a reserve price of £10,000
A tooth formerly belonging to John Lennon is to be auctioned on November 5.
The ex-Beatle’s molar will be sold at the Omega Auction house in Stockport, and has a reserve price of £10,000.
The tooth was given to Dorothy Jarlett when she worked as Lennon’s housekeeper at his home in Weybridge between 1964-1968.
Jarlett’s son said that his mother, who is now 90, feels the time is right to find the piece of the icon a new home.
Asked who might want to buy a 45-year-old tooth, Omega’s Karen Fairweather said: “We get a lot of people buying memorabilia as investments, or it could just be a fan who really wants a part of John Lennon.”
Fairweather added, given the tooth’s former owner, no one should have any doubt of its authenticity.
In 2009, a piece of hair thought to have come from the head of Elvis was sold for $18,000 in Chicago.
Let’s finish with some Beatles/dentistry puns.
‘Happiness Is A Warm Gum’, anyone? ‘The Bite Before’? ‘Revolution Ca9’? ‘Fixing A Hole’?
OK, we’ll stop now.