Lock of Napoleon’s hair sold at auction
Published on June 30th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks1
Bidders vied for about 40 items of Napoleon memorabilia that sold for almost $100,000.
The items belonged to descendants of a British officer stationed on St Helena.
Denzil Ibbetson served during Napoleon’s imprisonment on the remote island, a British colony, from 1815 to 1821.
Mr Ibbetson’s collection was brought to New Zealand in 1864 by his son and remained in the family, stored in a suitcase, until the sale.