Friday, June 5, 2015

You Could Have Bought Mozart's Hair for $53,000

Here is a collectible for the billionaire who has everything. There was an auction held at Sotheby's on May 28 in London which had some interesting things for sale, many of which are music related. The auction, "Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts," is selling, along with many other items, locks of hair.

Probably the most unusual items were the locks of hair of Mozart and Beethoven. Mozart's had a sale estimate of $14,800 and $17,800, and Beethoven's were $3,000 to $4,500. Mozart's hair sold for an incredible 35.000 GBP ($53,456). Even Beethoven was hammered at an amazing 8,125 GBP ($12,413).

Total sales for the auction amounted to $4,076,597.38.

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