John Lennon tooth sold at auction for £19,000

The molar was only expected to fetch £10,000

Filed in John Lennon, News at 14.04pm on 07 November 11

John LennonA tooth of former Beatle John Lennon has been sold for £19,000 at an auction last Saturday.

The molar had been in the family of Lennon's former housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, after he gave it to her to dispose of in the late '60s, but then suggested she keep it to give to her daughter, who was a big Beatles fan.

Lennon's molar is too fragile to be DNA tested to confirm its validity, but the owner of the Omega Auction House said that as it was in Jarlett's possession for so long, they don't doubt the tooth's authenticity.

It was expected to sell for around £10,000, but ended up fetching almost twice as much. A Canadian dentist claims to be the winning bidder, but the auction house has yet to confirm the winner's identity.

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