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October 25, 2011: You Could Own a Clump of Jerry Siegel's Hair!

Jerry Siegel This is one of the stranger Superman auction items we've ever had to report on...

ComicConnect.com are offering Superman fans and collectors the chance to own a clump of hair taken from the head of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel from 1977.

Here's Comic Connnect's description:

    Jerry was very interested in history and the legacies left behind by famous people. On a trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC he and his wife Joanne were particularly fascinated by a display of hair from George Washington and other early U.S. Presidents. They learned that in the nineteenth century it was common to honor famous Americans by preserving locks of their hair. Besides being interesting, it triggered Jerry's sense of humor. After that when Joanne gave him a haircut, they decided to keep some of his hair in a container because one day, who knows fans might be interested to see the hair that grew out of the head that came up with the idea for Superman! He wrote a humorous note on a small piece of paper and tucked it inside this box with some locks of his naturally wavy, black hair.

Jerry's note reads:

    "These hairs are from the head which originated the character SUPERMAN. And to think that during the early years when I sought to get the character before the public, scoffing editors called it a hair-brained idea." 8/19/77 Jerry Siegel

With a starting price of $1, the auction will begin at noon EST on Monday, November 14 and will run until 7.45pm EST on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Place your bid at ComicConnect.com.

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