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    John Brown's Hair. This lot has four strands of John Brown's hair. It comes with a copy of a letter from Charles Hamilton certifying its provenance. "I certify that the strands of hair herewith accompanying were removed by me from the old envelope (pictured here) inscribed 'John Brown's Hair,' apparently in Brown's own handwriting. The lock of hair was probably sent by Brown to an admirer. This envelope, with the hair inside, was recently discovered in a collection of important John Brown letters, formerly the property of Sol Feinstone, noted manuscript collector."

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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