Guess How Much John Lennon’s Tooth Sold For?
Wow! The tooth fairy is broke now!
John Lennon’s tooth brought in more than $31,000 at an auction in England Saturday.
The tooth had been in the family of Lennon’s former housekeeper. Lennon gave it to Dot Jarlett to dispose of sometime between 1964 and 1968, but then her to give the tooth to her daughter, who was a big Beatles fan.
Lennon’s molar is too fragile to be DNA tested to confirm it belonged to him, but the owner of the Omega Auction House, which listed the item, says that because it was coming from Jarlett, they don’t doubt the tooth’s authenticity.
It was expected to sell for $16,000. A Canadian dentist says he’s the winning bidder, but the auction house has yet to confirm the winner’s identity.
Would you shell out that kind of cash for a celebrity’s tooth?