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- Posted on Oct 19th 2011 11:20AM by Dan Reilly
Tom Hanley, Redferns
Yes, that's right -- as the BBC reports, one of the late Beatle's teeth will go under the hammer on Nov. 5 and is expected to fetch nearly $16,000. Thankfully, the tooth wasn't pulled from Lennon's corpse, but instead was given by him as a "souvenir" to his housekeeper, Dot Jarlett.
According to the son of Jarlett's son, the singer had the tooth removed in the kitchen of his Surrey mansion sometime in the late '60s. "He was in the kitchen and he had this tooth which he had wrapped in a piece of paper," Barry Jarlett told the BBC. "He said: 'Dot will you dispose of this' and then he said: 'Or, as your daughter's a Beatles fan, you can give to her as a souvenir.'"
A representative for Omega Auctions, Karen Fairweather, admitted that auctioning off a tooth is a bit odd. "This is the most wonderful and weird item that we have ever had for sale," she said.
"We are expecting it to achieve at least £10,000 but it is not unknown for these items as rare as this to reach six figures."
To reiterate our stance on the issue: No!
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