DALLAS (AP) — A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for $6,875 nearly 190 years after the former president died.READ MORE: Seems More 'Cicada Killers' Are Buzzing Around North Texas
Heritage Auctions in Dallas said Saturday’s sale involved 14 strands that were snipped by Jefferson’s personal physician at the time of the statesman’s July 4, 1826, death.
A Heritage Auctions statement says the pre-auction estimate for the hair was $3,000.READ MORE: Puppy Taken At Gunpoint From Owners Looking To Sell It Recovered By Forney Police
Company spokesman Eric Bradley says the buyer wished to remain anonymous.
The seller was collector William F. Northrop, who purchased the lock in the early 1980s from an autograph scholar. The documentation includes a letter confirming the lock as part of a limited number of his hair samples known to exist.MORE NEWS: Man Shot During Attempted Carjacking Outside Uptown Dallas Restaurant
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