One of Elvis Presley’s most iconic jumpsuits sold for more than $1 million over the weekend.
But something quite odd also went for big bucks.
“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,” the auctioneer described the memorabilia, now someone’s newly acquired treasure. “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.”
Whoever won the auction might even feel like they got a bargain: The hair last sold in 2002 for $115,120.
Grooming was apparently a big deal at this weekend’s auction, as the King’s Schick electric razor sold for $3,000.
Other auction highlights include the jumpsuit that Elvis wore for his landmark performances at Madison Square Garden in 1972 and which sold for a record $1,012,500, a racing helmet worn in the film “Viva Las Vegas” ($23,750), his “Frankie & Johnny” tuxedo tailcoat ($75,000), his personal and stage-worn boots ($28,750), sheet music from his 1968 Comeback Special ($15,000) and his custom eagle belt ($25,000).