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Lock of George Washington's hair fetches nearly $40K

Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 07, 2021

A lock of George Washington's hair has sold for nearly $40,000

Lelands Auction House says the multiple strands have been stored in a hand-made brass and glass locket for years and believed to have been removed from Washington's head close to or after his death in 1799.

The bidding started at $1,000 in February; 45 bids later the price rose to $39,921.