Did you hear the news?A metal detectorist has found a surviving piece from the legendary lost crown of King Charles I.
A solid gold figure, valued at £2 million. Buried under a tree for over 350 years.
It's a truly incredible discovery.
Items personally connected to Charles I are of genuine national importance.
So... why am I telling you?
Because royal relics like this are the ultimate trophies for discerning collectors.
They change hands rarely, and behind closed doors.
Ownership is a highly exclusive club.
Here's how you join it.
This is surely one of the most remarkable historic artefacts I've ever handled.And certainly the most gruesome.
Because this box contains two locks of hair from the severed head of King Charles I.
They were clipped from his beard in 1813 by Royal Physician Sir Henry Halford, during the exhumation of his body.
For centuries they have passed down through some of the nation's most prestigious collections.
And today, more than 370 after Charles' death, they survive as a powerful reminder from one of the bloodiest periods in English history.
This isn't an 'entry level' piece of memorabilia. It's an artefact of genuine museum quality.
It demands a serious and sophisticated collector.
If that sounds like you – then read on...
A king or a traitor?Charles I was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1625 until his death in 1649.
His belief in the Divine Right of Kings meant he ignored his advisers and the will of the people.
His actions led to a series of bloody civil wars which tore the country apart...
And ended with his execution for treason, and the iron rule of Oliver Cromwell.
Cromwell's mission was to wipe away all trace of Charles and the monarchy.
Castles were destroyed. His possessions were burned. The gold crown was melted down, and the jewels sold far and wide.
And once his head had been sewn back on, Charles' body was quietly buried in a lead coffin beneath Windsor Castle.
A macabre discoveryIt lay there, forgotten and undisturbed until 1813, when workmen accidentally broke through a wall into his tomb.
On April 1, 1813 the Prince Regent went to investigate, accompanied by King George III’s doctor Sir Henry Halford.
Together they opened Charles’ coffin, and found his embalmed corpse had been incredibly well preserved.
Halford later wrote “The head... was found to be loose, and, without any difficulty, was taken up and held to view. It was quite wet and gave a greenish red tinge to paper and to linen.
“The pointed beard, so characteristic of the period of the reign of King Charles, was perfect.”
A rare relicHalford removed hair from Charles' beard, then gave locks to close friends and colleagues – including the Prince Regent himself.
The two locks in this box originally belonged to Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783 – 1848), who owned one of England’s finest private collections of antiquities, arms and armour.
He was also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London, alongside Sir Henry Halford.
Royal relics from the reign of Charles I have been treasured by collectors like Meyrick for centuries.
Following his capture and trial, Charles was left with just a handful of worldly possessions.
Oliver Cromwell ensured everything else was destroyed.
So any surviving items connected to him are considered rare beyond belief.
Serious moneyThe bloodstained vest Charles wore during his execution is The Museum of London's “number one artefact” - and has been since its donation by a wealthy collector in 1925.
The freshly-discovered figure from his lost crown is valued at more than £2 million, and is headed for The British Museum.
And on the rare occasions that items appear on the market – that's when serious collectors make their move.
- In 2012, the chessboard he took to his execution sold at Sotheby's for £601,250 ($970,600).
- In August 2020, the shoes he wore on the day he died sold at Bonhams for £15,000 ($22,365).
- In December 2020 the bible he used on the gallows sold at Bonhams for £200,250 ($298,570).
But these two locks of hair were part of the man himself.
A king who believed his divine right to rule - and who changed the course of British history.
Clipped from the last royal head to roll on the executioner's block, over 370 years ago.
It takes a singular collector to own a piece like this.
You need a curator's eye. A true passion for history.
And a sense of duty to protect it for future generations.
But if you take this rare opportunity...
...it will become the Crown Jewel in your collection.
This piece is available to purchase now for just £15,000 ($22,365).
BUY THIS ITEM NOW
As I said at the start, royal relics such as this are major trophy pieces.
Only a small number of dedicated collectors will ever own them.
You can be one of them.
You will be acquiring one of the most unique, storied and gruesome artefacts I've ever had the pleasure of handling.
This is the dictionary definition of "holding history in your hands".
So join that exclusive club - and become a collector of real significance.
Buy it now, or email me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve it for your collection.
You can also call me on +44 (0) 117 933 9500.
As always, I look forward to hearing from you.
Stay safe, and thanks for reading,