A scrapbook including photos of Che Guevara's corpse, hand-written letters from comrades-in-arms, and a lock of the revolutionary's hair snipped after he was shot to death are on a Dallas auction block with a starting price of $100,000. The collection belongs to a former CIA operative who helped track, kill, and bury Che 40 years ago in Bolivia, Reuters reports.
The auction has attracted international attention, including that of notable Che admirer Hugo Chavez, observers say. "We shipped a catalog overnight detailing the items to a very interested Venezuelan buyer," said a gallery official, adding that the strand may prove whether it was indeed Che's remains reburied in Cuba. The gallery has previously sold hair of Lincoln, Elvis, and Marilyn Monroe.