The hair strand of the 16th President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was sold for $81 thousand at the auction in the United States, CTV News reported on Sunday, September 13.
The auction was held last weekend. According to the Boston auction house RR Auction, the price of the lot, which included Lincoln’s hair wrapped in a bloodstained telegram about his murder, was to reach, according to experts, $75 thousand. The final cost was $81,250. The name of the buyer was not disclosed.
In December 2018, a Christmas letter to Abraham Lincoln, addressed to relatives of his wife, who were on the other side of the barricades during the civil war, sold at auction for $ 60 thousand.
Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded by a headshot on April 14, 1865, during a performance at Washington Ford Theater. He died the next morning. The killer was the actor John Wilkes Booth. A five-centimeter strand from Lincoln’s head was cut by his doctor, after which he wrapped it in a telegram from the country’s defense ministry with the announcement of the murder of the president. In the telegram it was written: “Lincoln’s hair”.