The barber of Seville is nowhere in sight, but locks of hair of Mozart and Beethoven are on the auction block. (Tweet This)
The items are being offered Thursday morning at Sotheby's in London.
The lock of Mozart's hair is being offered in a locket that explains the provenance of the strands.
"Hair of W.A. Mozart. Part of a lock given me by Karl Anschutz he having received it from his mother to whom it was given by the great composer's widow. Given by me to Arthur Somervell, Jas Collet," the handwritten note says.