John Lennon tooth sold in auction, Canadian dentist buys for more than $31,200 (Photo)

By on Nov 7, 2011 in Europe, Lifestyle Comments

A John Lennon tooth, as shown in the photo below, was sold in auction on Saturday, November 5, 2011. A Canadian dentist reportedly bought it for £19,500, or bit over $31,200.



John Lennon’s tooth
Image Credit: Omega Auction House

As noted by Omega Auction House in UK on its official website, the molar tooth of John Lennon, the late Beatles co-founder, was estimated to fetch between £10,000 and £20,000.

According to the auction house, John Lennon gave it to housekeeper, Dorothy “Dot” Jarlett while working for him on his home at Kenwood, Weybridge, Surrey, in South East England, which he refers to as “Aunty Dot“.

She was employed by Lennon approximately from 1964 to 1968. John Lennon was said to have came home one time from a dentist and gave the tooth to her and told her to dispose it or give it to her daughter as a souvenir.

Meanwhile, BBC reported on Saturday that Michael Zuk, a dentist from Alberta, Canada, who placed his bid over the phone, won the tooth for £19,500, or about $31,274.

“Once I heard it was up for sale I had to have it.” Zuk was quoted as saying, noting that he will display it in his clinic and will tour it on other clinics and dental schools.

“Some people will think its gross; others will be fascinated by it.” He added, who was said to have written a book on celebrities’ teeth.



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