A Lock of Abraham Lincoln’s Hair Just Sold For a Ridiculous Amount of Money. ~ Cash {Pic}

This is when you know you have way too much money to spend. All while, some folks go hungry. I’m sorry, I’ll stop, but this is nuts! Try to imagine having $81,000 of disposable income. I’m talking about, you wouldn’t blink an eye if 81g’s went missing from your bank account. Crazy, right?

This is a reality for some crazed Abe Lincoln fan. Somebody just paid over 81 thousand dollars for a lock of Abe Lincoln’s hair that was cut right after his assassination, along with a blood-stained letter about his 1865 assassination.

This is from the New York Post.

NY Post- A lock of President Abraham Lincoln’s hair that was removed after his death has sold for over $81,000 – along with a blood-stained telegram about his 1865 assassination. The 2-inch-long thatch of hair and telegram sold during an auction that ended Saturday, according to RR Auction of Boston, which did not disclose information about the buyer. The $81,250 selling price was more than the $75,000 the auction house was hoping the items would fetch.

The hair was removed during the 16th president’s postmortem examination after he was fatally shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, by John Wilkes Booth. It was presented to Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd, a Kentucky postmaster and a cousin of the president’s widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, according to RR Auction. Todd was present when Lincoln’s body was examined.

The hair is affixed to the official War Department telegram sent to Todd by George Kinnear, his assistant in the Lexington, Kentucky, post office. The missive was received in Washington at 11 p.m. April 14, 1865. 

Would I ever want to own the hair of a famous person? I don’t think so…Maybe, Sinatra? No, that would be weird. Do you frame it and hang it on your living room wall? What do you do with a clipping of someone’s hair?