Lock of Napoleon’s hair sells for $13,000
The whole mystique of owning a piece of history might seem tangible, but owning one of such objects is your only way to connect back through history in a very personal way. This is the reason why bidders from England, France, Lithuania, Hong Kong and the United States joined the auction, when a lock of Napoleon’s hair went on block at an auction in New Zealand. The hair that fetched $13,000 was cut from his head after he died in exile in 1821 on the Atlantic island of St Helena. The lock was bought by an unnamed London collector and was one of 40 lots of memorabilia from Napoleon up for auction in New Zealand.