Neil Armstrong Hairdressing Scissors & Comb

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Neil Armstrong Hairdressing Scissors & Comb


This is a pair of scissors and a comb used by Neil Amstrong's barber, Marx Sizemore, to cut the Moonwalker's hair. They are accompanied by 25 strands of Armstrong's hair. History In May 2005, Neil Armstrong became involved in a legal battle with barber Marx Sizemore of Lebanon, Ohio, after finding that the barber was selling off cuts of his hair to memorabilia hunters. Armstrong threatened legal action unless the hair was returned or the sale proceeds donated to charity. Following Sizemore making the charitable donation, the scissors & comb used by the barber have been held in a private collection. Provenance This is a well documented collection. Included in the sale are copies of the legal correspondence between Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Armstrong's legal representatives, and barber Marx Sizemore. Also included are sworn testimonies from Sizemore declaring the hair to be genuine: "This is to inform you that I have been the barber of record of Neil Armstrong since October 1999. I generally cut his hair once a month. This is the, Neil Armstrong, who was an astronaut for N.A.S.A. and the first man to walk on the moon. I do attest that the hair clippings submitted to you are his hairs that I cut from his head." There is another Sizemore document authenticating the scissors used to cut Armstrong's hair. A notarised Public State of Colorado document is also included, detailing how the original purchaser obtained the hair from Marx Sizemore.
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