John Lennon’s tooth auctioned for £19,500

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 15:29 PM IST

London: An old, rotten tooth of John Lennon sold for 19,500 pounds at an auction on November 6.

Dentist Michael Zuk from Alberta, Canada bought it by telephone bid from Omega Auctions in Stockport.

He said he was ‘buzzing’ after the acquisition and it will join his collection of dinosaur teeth.

“Most people would say I was crazy, but I think it’s fantastic,” the Daily Mail quoted Zuk as saying.

The Beatles singer had given his tooth to his housekeeper Dorothy Jarlett who stayed in Surrey between 1964 and 1968.

Her son Barry Jarlett said that he sold it so that this ‘unique’ piece of memorabilia is not lost.

His mother provided an affidavit to confirm that the tooth was genuine.

“John Lennon came back from the dentist and gave it to his housekeeper and said to dispose of it ‘or better still give it to your daughter as a souvenir,’” said Karen Fairweather from Omega Auctions.