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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jun 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

An auction house sold what it deemed a "substantial" portion of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's hair over the weekend…


cavcrazy10 Jun 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

That is pretty cool I suppose. It could be easy to prove, there are ancestors and DNA tests.

Personal logo Panzerfaust Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

I have to admit that for just a moment the image of his entire scalp flashed through my mind. How much would that sell for?

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

Enough to buy back Manhattan?

jdginaz10 Jun 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

@Panzerfaust, funny that was my first thought too.

enfant perdus10 Jun 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

There were some interesting lots in that auction; I was after the Austro-Hungarian officer's shako but got beat out.

Heritage has a great reputation and their prices realized bear it out, but jeepers some of that stuff went for (IMHO) crazy money!

Big Martin Back10 Jun 2018 11:16 p.m. PST

Wouldn't all his ancestors be long dead?

Ironwolf10 Jun 2018 11:44 p.m. PST

I must be odd like the rest of you, cause I also had a mental picture of Custer's scalp being sold. lol

John Leahy11 Jun 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

Custer was not scalped.His hair was actually cut short at the LBH. I was curious how they confirmed the identity too.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

If only it was Custer's Glock, the Sioux might not have won.

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