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... read more