Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln’s hair

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lock of Lincoln’s hair, $81,250, RR Auction

A thin lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, taken during his postmortem examination, sold for $81,250 in an online auction that ran from August 21-Sept. 12 by RR Auction, based in Boston, MA.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A thin lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, taken during his postmortem examination, sold for $81,250 in an online auction that ran from August 21-Sept. 12 by RR Auction, based in Boston, MA. The hair was mounted to an official War Department manuscript telegram sent to […]

Pushing their Buttons: Campaign Memorabilia

By George Sommers Internet and TV advertising may rule recent political campaigns but campaign buttons, or pinbacks, are still “a thing.” Campaign memorabilia has a long and colorful history – and what better time to start a collection than by going back to the future for items from the 2020 presidential race? Although campaign paraphernalia […]