Friday, August 10, 2012

Lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair sells for $13,000

Napoleon Bonaparte's lock of hair sold for $13,000
Auckland, New Zealand would pay some serious cash to own a small piece.
A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair sold recently at an auction bringing in $13,000. The lock of hair was claimed to have been removed from the head of the Emperor of the French Empire shortly after his death in St. Helen's in 1821.
Denzil Ibbetson, the British Commissionary Officer was reported to have brought the crop of locks belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte to New Zealand after spending time on the island during Napoleon's exile.
Additional Napoleonic historical items that were also auctioned off included sketches that were drawn by Ibbetson of Napoleon Bonaparte on his death bed. Denzil Ibbetson who was the Bonaparte's  family artist and officer was reported by to have kept these 200 year-old Napoleon Bonaparte collectibles in mint condition, which added an increase to the artworks monetary value.
Auckland , New Zealand is also claimed to be  the home of  the resident that purchased one of the studded gloves that had once belonged to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson for $190,000 according to the sites report.
One of biggest collectors of celebrity hair locks has been that of John Reznikoff of Fairfield  Connecticut, Reznikoff has an extensive collection of celebrity hair including locks that belonged to Elvis, Michael Jackson and the one he claims he is most proud of that of Abraham Lincoln. John Reznikoff stated that he proudly displays his celebrity locks in his home the same way others display their trophy collections.
Addison K. a local Cincinnati beautician commented on this subject by saying "Wow, I sweep up so much hair everyday for the trash, to bad I haven't cut any celebrities hair,  I could be very wealthy by now. You can bet if I do, I will make sure I save it" she laughs. 
What celebrity would you buy a lock of hair from, Justin Bieber,Robert Pattinson, Johnny Depp,and  how much would you pay for it? Share your comments here with others. Don't forget to subscribe to this page for all your  pop culture news and information.

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