A desirable lock of several strands of Buffalo Bill Cody’s hair, measuring 2.5″ long, taken from a larger lock that has been passed down through the Cody family. Attractively matted and framed with a facsimile printed signature, image of the Western showman, block of stamps, three tokens, and a biography to an overall size of 22 x 18.5. In fine condition. Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from Cody’s direct descendant, William Kevin Cody, who is Buffalo Bill’s great-great grandson, demonstrating his lineage with a family tree diagram. In part: “This blonde hair belonged to Colonel William Frederick Cody…that was passed on down to me directly through my Cody Family lineage, as I am a Direct Descendant of Buffalo Bill…A couple decades ago my father, Kit Carson Cody, spoke of having some of Buffalo Bills hair along with his military buttons…I came across my father’s collection of Cody Family Archives…Among the hoard of family mementos was a small wooden box containing Buffalo Bills’ military buttons and lock of his hair just as described.” An extremely rare and unique piece of Western history enhanced by its excellent familial provenance. RR Auction COA.
William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody Lock Of Hair