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John Lennon's Tooth to Be Auctioned

Beatle gave the tooth to his housekeeper as a keepsake

October 18, 2011 3:55 PM ET
John Lennon smiles for photographers, 1964
John Lennon smiles for photographers, 1964
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One of John Lennon's teeth is expected to sell for $16,000 at an auction in England on November 5th. The late Beatle gave the tooth to his housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, at his Kenwood mansion in Surrey, England in the late Sixties. He had originally told her to dispose of the tooth, but upon learning that her daughter was a Beatles fan, told her to give it her as a souvenir.

Jarlett has previously sold other items connected to Lennon, such as the jacket worn by the songwriter in photographs in the sleeve of Rubber Soul.

Photos: John Lennon and Yoko Ono in New York
"This is the most wonderful and weird item that we have ever had for sale," Karen Fairweather of Omega Auctions told the BBC. "It is a truly unique item and it is really difficult to put a value on it."

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