The strands of Washington hair offered in this auction have been displayed over a scan of the original lock, making it a substantial display. This hair was purchased from a prestigious auction house and is guaranteed 100% authentic and documentation will be provided to the highest bidder. It was a common practice in the 18th and 19th centuries for people to collect locks of hair from celebrities, politicians and world leaders. Locks of Washington's hair were highly sought after souvenirs.
According to one site, "Weight per Weight historical and celebrity hair is thought to be the most valuable commodity in the world." According to this site the price for ONE ¼" strand of Authentic George Washington hair is $1300.00. The item up for bid consists of a FEW STRANDS of Authentic Washington hair and is elaborately custom framed. Hair will last forever and can be handed down to future generations w autographs fade through the years. You will have an actual piece of an admired historic person in this very special framed display. You will own one of the most historic artifacts of this person to ever be made available.
The framed Washington memorabilia group also includes authentic extremely rare pieces of the actual outer casket President George Washington was buried in. This item comes with extensive documentation and a letter of authenticity. Items such as this are considered highly prized by collectors. Museums are usually the only owners of such high quality and unique artifacts.
This item is Framed in Silver Leaf (Framed Dimensions: 22 ¼" X 20 ¼") and matted with a photo of Washington along with an excellent Facsimile signature in brown ink (very original in its appearance and difficult to tell from real), and a presentation plate inscribed with the following, "GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732 - 1799) 1ST President of the United States. George Washington was the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and is regarded as one of the most important Presidents of the United States. AUTHENTIC STRANDS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S HAIR, TOGETHER WITH PIECES OF THE RED CEDAR CASE THAT HOUSED GEORGE WASHINGTON'S COFFIN." Authentic pieces of hair from George Washington are extremely rare and carry the DNA of the "Father of our Country", and one of most beloved Presidents that ever lived. We have decided to offer this item at no reserve and we will sell to the highest bidder. The presentation looks spectacular in person! This is an extraordinary opportunity to purchase Authentic memorabilia from the 1st President of the United States. Please e-mail me with any questions and view my other auctions. I accept money orders, personal checks and credit card I will also ship this item internationally.