Robert E Lee archive to sell for $30,000 in Virginia?
Robert E Lee archive
The archive includes a pen knife,
a letter and a lock of hair

An archive of items pertaining to the Confederate general Robert E Lee is to auction at Quinn's in Virginia on January 18.

The lot carries an estimate of $20,000-30,000 and includes a penknife, a letter and a lock of hair - which were presented to an orphanage in 1867.

We have a selection of genuine hair for sale from some of the greatest figures in history.  

Memorabilia relating to Lee (1807-1870) often realises significant sums due to its major historical significance.

In 2007, the terms of his surrender to Union general Ulysses S Grant achieved $537,750, while the manuscript for his General Orders no 59 sold for $59,500 at RR Auction last year.

We have these fragments of wallpaper from the bedroom of Abraham Lincoln.

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