Historical Documents Sell at Auction for $1.3 Million

Life is difficult when you are an impoverished collector! A sale of hundreds of historical documents collected by a New York-based archivist has fetched than $1.3 million, including a $257,000 winning bid for one of the earliest Boston newspaper printings of the Declaration of Independence.

Bonhams in Manhattan says Monday’s auction of 300 items from the Caren Archive brought a total of $1.37 million during a sale that attracted nearly 200 bidders from a dozen nations. The lots included newspapers, photographs, books and manuscripts from the 16th century through the 1960s.

Details may be found in an article at http://online.wsj.com/article/APf525ebb532614884a197549a203686e1.html.

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