Coffee Talk - President Lincoln's Hair up for Auction

HISTORICAL ITEMS FROM PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN... SOLD AT AUCTION FOR 81-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THEY INCLUDE A TWO-INCH LOCK OF HIS HAIR -- AND A TELEGRAM SMEARED WITH HIS BLOOD. BOSTON-BASED RR AUCTION SAYS THE ITEMS WERE SOLD TO AN ANONYMOUS BUYER. THEY VERIFIED THEIR AUTHENTICITY... AND FOUND THAT LINCOLN'S HAIR WAS CLIPPED DURING A POST-MORTEM EXAM THE DAY AFTER HE WAS ASSASSINATED ON APRIL 14-TH, 18-65. DOCTOR LYMAN BEECHER TODD -- A COUSIN OF FIRST LADY MARY TODD LINCOLN -- HAD WRAPPED IT IN A WAR DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM FROM THE NIGHT HE WAS SHOT. THE ITEMS HAD REMAINED WITH THE TODD FAMILY UNTIL THEY WERE SOLD AT AUCTION. MORE LINCOLN MEMORABILIA IS UP FOR AUCTION THROUGH OCTOBER 7-TH ... INCLUDING TWO DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY THE LATE PRESIDENT.

Coffee Talk - President Lincoln's Hair up for Auction