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'Emancipation Proclamation' Sold at Auction

June 27, 2012
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An 1864 copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by US President Abraham Lincoln sells for just over two million dollars (USD) at auction.

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Emancipation Proclamation Copy Sells for $2M

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AP (June 26, 2012) — 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.
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Washington Post (Jan. 10, 2015) — Lasers may help reveal old secrets of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, where the Emancipation Proclamation was born. Video provided by Washington Post
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Canada Buys Rare War of 1812 Collection for $573K

Canada Buys Rare War of 1812 Collection for $573K

CBC (June 19, 2013) — The government of Canada was the winning bidder for a large collection of letters, maps and other papers that once belonged to Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia who conquered Maine for the British during the War of 1812. The collection sold for $573,000 at auction in London.
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Christie's Exhibits 'Out of the Ordinary' Objects

Christie's Exhibits 'Out of the Ordinary' Objects

AFP (Aug. 5, 2013) — On display at Christie's are an array of objects not normally found in auction houses, such as a triceratops skull and the tallest rocking horse in the world. The items will be on exhibit in London until they are sold on September 5, 2013.
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