George Washington's Real Hair hits the auction block ̵
1; and the people who sell it think they'll go for tens of thousands of dollars .. I can't lie. it's nuts.
Exactly … the first president of these United States has a thick lock on what is being presented as his actual hair auctioned next month, though RR's online auction house – which is said to be expected to reach $ 50,000, maybe more.
Our sources tell us that this particular white hair lock – 4 inches in size – was cut by one of George's relatives while he served as Prez in 1790. He is remembered with a handwritten "letter of origin" "(As a Certificate of Authenticity) in 1889 when it was handed over to various parties, including the man who introduced caramel candy in America.
The letter reads in part … "This strand of hair was cut off from the head of George Washington, or until 1790 by a relative of his. It was presented by the same relative to Captain Samuel Butman of Newburyport, Essex. , Massachusetts; with whom the above-mentioned relative has made several voyages from Alexandria, Va., To the port of Newburyport. " ] George M. Elliott who gave it to the guy who finally gave it to CF Gun ther … caramel.
Want to know something even cooler? GW apparently didn't wear a wig – like many of his contemporaries – and actually dusted his own work. He may have had gray or white hair in 1790 (he was about 58 years old), but George was naturally brown
If you think $ 50,000 is pretty steep for old mold follicles, well … history is written and we just pay the price. And guess what … it's not cheap.