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    Napoleon Bonaparte: Three Documented Strands of His Hair Few historical figures have captured imaginations of collectors, as has this diminutive French leader. His personal artifacts, coins, souvenir items, autographs, and books are all sought with equal zeal. No artifact could be more intimate then an actual sample of Napoleon's hair.

    These strands come from one of the best documented known locks, obtained in 1817 from an officer who guarded Napoleon during his final exite to St. Helena, and are supported by contemporary notations, a copy of which is provided with the sample. Provenance: John Reznikoff


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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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