For Sale: John Lennon's Tooth

It's expected to fetch more than $15K
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2011 3:18 PM CDT
John Lennon performs at New York's Madison Square Garden, Aug. 30, 1972.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – Looking for some incredibly weird and expensive yet vaguely gross memorabilia for the Beatles fan on your Christmas list? Well you’re in luck, because one of John Lennon’s teeth will go up for auction at Omega Auctions in Stockport, England, next month, where it’s expected to fetch more than $15,000, the BBC reports. Lennon gave the tooth to his housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, in the late 1960s, and her family has kept it ever since.

“He was in the kitchen and he had this tooth which he had wrapped in a piece of paper,” Jarlett’s son says. “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.’ It is something that we felt was very personal and my mum actually gave it to my sister, who has kept it safe.” The tooth comes with an affidavit from Jarlett swearing to its origins.

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