Hair Today...Gone Tomorrow! George Washington's Hair Sells For $17,000!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY

George WashingtonGoing once...Going twice...SOLD!

Sold for $17,000!

Yes, folks that's four hairs at $4250 each. Not just any old hair but bonified George Washington hair!

Imagine that you die famous or that after you die, it is determined that you are famous. All that hair you have been cutting off every month that gets swept up in the dustpan by your stylist is unceremoniously dumped into the round file. (That's the trash for those of you that don't know)

I've often wondered since I am an artist whether all my fabulous art will be discovered after I have expired and suddenly I am famous. Just like Van Gogh. He sold 2 paintings in his his brother.

Back to my story...

Last Friday night, at an auction in Lexington, KY, a Richmond buyer bought the strands of hair pressed under glass in a locket of the famous president. Along with a watch and assurances that is was indeed the REAL thing from The Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

I wonder if my beautician will think I am nuts if I start saving all that excess hair that she cuts off my head. There's always something to think about. I could keep all of it in the lockbox bank vault. Wouldn't that be quite a moment when my heirs go in to see if old Lizette had left them some cash and all they find is a big pile of hair! That would be too funny! Hmmmm...I need to get started on this!


Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Debra Gambill
Weichert Realtor's Southern Coast - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Realtor, N.C. / S.C
Times seem to be tough in some ways- yet when I see stories like this--there is a lot of money floating around there somewhere if a person can pay that kind of money for a few hairs.
Feb 24, 2008 09:09 AM #1
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Lizette,  I must admit I can't believe some of the prices that "treasures" bring.  I would question the authencity unless there was DNA fro the 18th century.  Hey, give it a try with your own hair - it would be a shame if it was worth more than your paintings,  Karen
Feb 24, 2008 09:44 AM #2
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
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Debra - I always find it amazing that anyone pays loads of $$ for crazy stuff.

Karen - I'm going to start working on it next week.

Lenza - Wow! I got a real estate history lesson this morning! I didn't know that about ole George! He was the Donald Trump of his time.

Feb 24, 2008 09:51 AM #3
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
Lizette--Can you just imagine all your past clients bidding for your locks on ebay in the future? Might not be too crazy to your beautician as I hear that donating hair to Locks for Love is common and priceless.
Feb 24, 2008 11:11 AM #4
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Lizette,

Way to funny!! I would love to see the look on your families face if indeed you did that!! Cute post. 

Feb 25, 2008 09:13 AM #5
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
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Teri - I have heard that quite a few people donate to Locks for lLove. Excellent idea for those wanting to cut off long hair.

Trace - They would be saving all my hair if they thought I would be famous later I'm sure.(along with my paintings)

Feb 27, 2008 01:06 PM #6
Angela Clark
Tony Clark Realtors, LLC - Owensboro, KY
CRS, Realtor since 1997.

Hi Lizette, Very funny what some people will buy! George Washington's few hairs? Come on! I'm telling my hairdresser, too!

Have a great day!  

Feb 27, 2008 04:00 PM #7
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
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Angela - Thanks for stopping by! You too could be famous!  Love your new pic.
Feb 27, 2008 04:39 PM #8
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