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RARE U.S. CURRENCY TO SELL AT AUCTION

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(Fox News) – An extremely rare U.S. currency note from the late 19th century
is expected to sell for up to $3 million when it is auctioned next year.

The 1891 $1,000 Silver Certificate is the only bill of its kind believed to exist
in private hands, according to auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Known
as the Marcy note, the bill features the portrait of former New York Governor
William L. Marcy, who served as a senator and as secretary of war under
President James Knox Polk.    

Stack’s Bowers Galleries notes that the Marcy note is sometimes considered
the “unicorn” of U.S. money thanks to its unique design. The bill, which has
an estimated pre-sale value of $2 million to $3 million, is being offered at
auction for the first time.

The note will be auctioned at the Whitman Spring Expo, which takes place in Baltimore between Feb. 28 and March 3.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

Death of Washington, Dec: 14 . A.D. 1799

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Mount Vernon Estate seen from the Potomac River.

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Statue of George Washington, State
Capitol, Richmond, Virginia.

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Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Roger Maris was an professional baseball player who played four seasons
in the
minor leagues and twelve seasons in the major leagues. He played
right field on four Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, from 1957 through
1968 and set the MLB record for
home runs during the 1961 season with
61, breaking
Babe Ruth‘s single-season record of 60 home runs in 1927.


Roger Maris was diagnosed with
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983 and
died at age 51 at
M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Roger Maris plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park.

October 2, 1961.  Cover of Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Roger Maris hitting one of his late-season, record home runs, with full story by Roger Kahn, “Pursuit of No. 60: The Ordeal of Roger Maris”.
October 2, 1961 cover of Sports Illustrated magazine
featuring Roger Maris hitting one of his late-season,
record home runs.

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Maris organized the annual Roger Maris
Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money
for cancer research and treatment.  

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GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 81

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Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018)

Los Angeles (AP) – Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist"
and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum
artist and top concert performer, has died.

According to her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy, Wilson, who
retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her after a long
illness at her home in Pioneer town, a California desert community near
Joshua Tree National Park.

She received many nicknames including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby",
"Fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice".

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR DECEMBER 1916

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HISTORIC LINCOLN LETTER IS FOR SALE

Courtesy of Raab collection

(Fox News) – A rare piece of American history is up for sale, just in time for Christmas.

An original letter written and signed by President Abraham Lincoln in the
middle of the Civil War was recently discovered among a collection of family heirlooms belonging to the direct descendants of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Written four days before Christmas in 1863, it requests that Mrs. Lincoln’s
first cousin and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Craig, be allowed to safely return
to their cotton plantation in Arkansas, which was by then in Union territory.

“[I]t is my wish,” Lincoln writes “that they be permitted to do so, and that the
United States military forces in that vicinity will not molest them or allow them
to be molested, when within their power to prevent, as long as the said Mr. and
Mrs. Craig shall demean themselves as peaceful and loyal citizens to the United States.”

The letter was handed down from generation to generation, until it ultimately
ended up in the care of a descendant now living in the Midwest.     

It was recently acquired directly from that descendant by the Raab Collection,
and is now for sale for $60,000.

“Finding something from Abraham Lincoln that is still in the hands of the family
of the recipient is increasingly rare,” says Nathan Raab, the vice president of the Raab Collection. “Something of this importance and connection to Lincoln’s
family is very uncommon.”

And he would certainly know. The Raab collection has worked on the sale and preservation of many important historical documents, and with the families of
their authors, including Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant and Ronald
Reagan among others.

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