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Lock of Mick Jagger's hair saved by girlfriend's grandma up for auction

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Courtesy NBC News
Randee DawnNBC News contributor

Some people just collect Rolling Stones records. And then there are some who want a more personal remembrance. For those, Bonham's Auction House in London has put on the block a unique item direct from the head of singer Mick Jagger: A lock of his hair.

And if you've got somewhere between $2,300-$3,100, it could be yours (that's the estimate range according to Bonham's website, though of course it could go much higher). But what's almost more fun than the idea of having a piece of hair from one of rock's icons is the story behind it.

The lock comes with a statement from Chrissie Shrimpton, younger sister of model Jean Shrimpton (who dated Jagger in the early 1960s). When Jagger visited Shrimpton's parents' farm, her grandmother saved the lock -- it's not clear how she got it in the first place -- and after grandma died, it "passed to Chrissie's aunt and when she died, the hair was returned to Chrissie by a cousin taking care of personal effects," says the listing.

So it's a family -- wait for it -- "hair-loom," then.

The lock -- which was snipped "unbeknown to her at the time," according to Bonham's, comes in a paper envelope on which was written, "Mick Jagger's hair after being washed + trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm."

Celebrity cast-offs are apparently all the rage these days; New York magazine's Vulture column (among others) reports that Keith Richards' hair recently sold at auction for $1,400 while Lady Gaga's fake fingernailfetched $12,000 when it went on the block.

Proceeds from the sale of Jagger's hair are set to go to the charity Changing Faces.

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