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Lock of Elvis's hair set to fetch 600 at auction

Strand of Elvis Presley's hair in a gold disc
The hair is preserved behind a plastic bubble and mounted on a gold disc

A single strand of hair from the late Elvis Presley is expected to fetch £600 at an auction in Gloucestershire.

The hair is mounted in the centre of a gold disc, which is inscribed with "The King's Authentic Hair". The item includes a certificate of authenticity.

It is being sold by a Gloucestershire music fan who bought the strand "on a whim" through a television auction.

County auctioneer Chorley's said it is set to make between £400 and £600 in the sale at Prinknash Abbey Park.

Another strand of Elvis's hair, saved by his personal barber, sold for £1,055 at auction in November 2009 and a clump of the singer's hair went for $15,000 (£9,200) at an auction in Chicago in October last year.

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