One of the rare, original copies of the Emancipation Proclamation has sold at a New York auction for more than $2 million. The 1863 document signed by President Abraham Lincoln ordered all slaves to be freed in states then in rebellion.
Washington Post (Jan. 10, 2015) Lasers may help reveal old secrets of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, where the Emancipation Proclamation was born.
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AP (Feb. 2, 2012) The National Archives unveils its 715-year-old copy of Magna Carta after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the ... watch video
AFP (June 18, 2014) An incredibly rare 19th century postage stamp, a tiny one-cent magenta from British colonial Guyana, sells for a world record $9.5 million at a New York auction. Duration: 01:33
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Apr. 13, 2015) Alan Turing's notebook containing the foundations of mathematics and computer science sells at auction for $1,025,000 (USD). Roselle Chen reports.
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