Lock of George Washington’s hair sold for nearly $40K


Lock of George Washington’s hair sold for nearly $40K
Leland’s Auction House said the strands of George Washington's hair have been stored in a handmade brass and glass locket for years. (Source: Lelands Auctions via CNN Newsource)

(CNN) - A locket containing strands of George Washington’s hair was sold for nearly $40,000.

Lelands Auctions said the multiple strands have been stored in a handmade brass and glass locket for years.

They are 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. Forty-five bids later, the price rose to $39,921.

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