To prove the hair's authenticity, the lot is accompanied by a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Baruck with the hair and the caption: "Immediately picked up and tucked away: a clump of hair that had been John Lennon's, cut yesterday."

Heritage Auctions commented that: "To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest lock of Lennon's hair ever sold at auction."

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