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Lot # 949: Well Documented Locket of George Washington's Hair

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 45 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2021",
which ran from 2/25/2021 2:00 PM to
4/2/2021 11:00 PM

These multiple strands of George Washington's hair have been thoughtfully stored in this hand made brass and glass locket measuring roughly 1.75x2.5" for many years. Believed to have been removed from our First President close to or after his death in 1799, this well documented specimen is is accompanied by a handwritten letter stating "General Washington's hair - cut from his head in the year 1799 by Mr. John Pierie of Philadelphia, from whom I received it, Fr. Hopkinson, Philada: June 28th, 1836." Artifacts associated with the nation’s first president are highly coveted by museums, history buffs, and memorabilia collectors alike.

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