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Postby Will M » October 7th, 2017, 2:39 am

Found this at auction. https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ ... 6A9490A88E

I bet there are a few examples around, real or?? DNA match using living descendants hair?

Just thought it was a fun thing, and who knows how many were made in the time period to generate some needed $$.
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Re: Napoleon

Postby Krupica720 » October 23rd, 2017, 3:31 am

Looks genuine to me! It was quite common at the time to give lockets of hair as a form of souvenir, comparable to getting an autograph from a celebrity in todays society. To learn more take a look a look at the book "The Murder Of Napoleon" written by a Swedish dentist who sampled many strands of Napoleons hair for arsenic levels. There are some trading cards with strands of Napoleon's hair made from the company Upper Deck..take a look at the link below. I almost bought one of them on ebay, I think it sold for $450.

http://upperdeckblog.com/2013/01/brag-p ... raph-card/
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