John Lennon's Tooth to Be Sold at Auction

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Beatles fanatics can now own a piece of the late John Lennon. Literally.

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Lennon’s tooth is set to be auctioned off in the U.K. on Nov. 5 via Omega Auctions, which specializes in music, TV and film memorabilia. According to the BBC, the tooth in question was a keepsake given by Lennon to his housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, while she was working at his Kenwood mansion in the late 1960s.

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“He was in the kitchen and he had this tooth which he had wrapped in a piece of paper,” said Dot’s son, Barry Jarlett. “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,” he added.

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The memento is expected to earn nearly $16,000, but could potentially reach six figures.

“This is the most wonderful and weird item that we have ever had for sale,” said Omega’s Karen Fairweather. “It is a truly unique item and it is really difficult to put a value on it.”

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