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: Texas Native Nick Jonas Healing 'Cracked Rib' After Bike Accident
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: Attorneys Say The Biden Administration Has Made Concessions To Ease Asylum Restrictions
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: Dallas Police Recover What Could Be The Weapon Used To Kill 4-Year-Old Cash Gernon
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