Heritage Auctions’ Civil War & Militaria auction, which will be held on December 8 in Dallas, Texas will offer one more memorabilia related to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. After Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Letter offered in October at Heritage’s auction of historical manuscripts, this time it’s about even more personal memorabilia – lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair housed in a engraved gold locket from the family of a Lincoln cabinet member.
President’s cowlick, is sewn to a piece of cloth with a hand-written note, “Lock of Abraham Lincoln’s Hair Given to Mary McCormick Cameron,” and housed in the gold locket, which is hand-engraved with an outer border of engine turning and a foliate center and a central American shield with stars and stripes, on the front, while the back of the locket has a similar design, but with a feathered center and a central cartouche. It comes with impeccable provenance, having been consigned by its original owner’s family, and is estimated at $25,000.
According to the Washington Post, a similarly sized lock of the president’s hair, which was taken by the president’s physician Robert K Stone during his autopsy, was donated in 2011 to the Gettysburg National Military Park and is estimated to be worth $30,000-$50,000.