President Lincoln memorabilia up for auction in Texas

25 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A Dallas auction gives you the chance to own a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair.

DALLAS — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president’s hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Sunday in Dallas. A unique auction Saturday in Dallas will feature a sizable collection of artifacts from the life of President Abraham Lincoln, including a small lock of his hair.

Among countless items Ackerman said they have “ a blood stain pillow case or linen where Lincoln lay on” as well as a “wreath made from hair Lincoln’s horse old Bob.” He added ” a lot of these things are one of a kind. Items available for sale include a fragment of an 1862 letter written by Lincoln and addressed to a Baltimore, Md., attorney in which Honest Abe admits the Civil War isn’t going well for the Union. They haven’t been on the market for 30 years, and this is an opportunity for people to acquire them,” (©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. — A display of photographs and autographs from Lincoln, Booth and Boston Corbett, the soldier who shot and killed Booth — a set nicknamed “The Martyr, The Assassin and The Avenger” — which sold for $30,000. He was primarily an autograph collector, but he concentrated on Civil War and Lincoln for the most part. “After Lincoln died if you had something signed by Booth or owned by him you got rid of it,” says Ackerman.

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