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Napoleon

PostPosted: October 7th, 2017, 2:39 am
by Will M
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 $$.

Re: Napoleon

PostPosted: October 23rd, 2017, 3:31 am
by Krupica720
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/

Re: Napoleon

PostPosted: November 1st, 2017, 3:37 pm
by 5th Lincoln
I beleive a lock of Lord Wellington's hair sold for 4,000 Pounds.