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  • George Washingtons Copy of the Constitution
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    George Washington's Copy of the Constitution

    President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was recently auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 million, the most ever paid for an American…

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    George Washington's Copy of the Constitution, Preview

    President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 Million, the most ever paid for an American printed…

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  • Frank Streeter Library Sale
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    Frank Streeter Library Sale

    Frank Streeter’s library was sold at Christie’s rare book auction. In this program several of the rarest and most valuable books in Mr. Streeter’s collection were shown and experts spoke about…

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  • Abel Berland Rare Book Library Sale
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    Abel Berland Rare Book Library Sale

    Portions of the auction of 18 rare books were shown, including a world auction record set for a work by William Shakespeare. Also sold were James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, William…

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