Napoleon's favourite horse lock of hair to make $8,000?

A lock of hair from Napoleon's favourite horse is among the highlights of Christie's exceptional sale in London on July 9.

The lot is valued at ?�3,000-5,000 ($4,725-7,875).

Napoleon Horse
The lock is among a major collection of Napoleon memorabilia offered in the sale

It's accompanied by a note that reads: "Hair from the Mane of Buonaparte's favourite white Charger, in the king's stud stable at Versailles / June 1830".

The lock is one of a number of pieces related to Napoleon to feature in the sale. A bicorn hat is also offered.

We have a strand of hair from the famous British racehorse Red Rum.  

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