Firearms have a unique place in the world of collectibles. Regardless of someone’s political leanings and view about gun laws, they are important – not just for hunting and self-defense personal safety, but also as a part of history.
Imagine asking a celebrity for a lock of their hair instead of an autograph? While it may come off as an obscure hobby, collecting hair from political figures, musicians, entertainers and even animals is not as rare as some might think. From the hairs of George Washington (for $32,500) to John Lennon (for $35,000) and even a woolly mammoth (for $3,585), a chance to own a piece of history is drawing people from all walks of life and experiences to the hobby.
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