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Chunk of Elvis hair sold at auction for $115,000

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A hunka hunka Elvis hair has a new home.

A wad of Presley's jet black locks, about the size of a baseball, sold at auction Saturday for $115,120. The bidder was anonymous.

MastroNet Inc., an Oak Brook, Ill., Internet auction house, listed the hair in a sale that ended Saturday morning.

Bidding started at $10,000. Thirty-two bids were placed, said Julie Stoklosa, spokeswoman for MastroNet.

The locks were collected by the king of rock 'n' roll's former hairstylist, Homer "Mr. Gill" Gilleland, said Brian Marren, MastroNet vice president of acquisitions. Gilleland, now deceased, gave the hair to friend Tom Morgan, who sold it through the auction house.