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DALLAS (AP) –  Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented
the phonograph and some of the light bulbs that he perfected sold for more
than $60,000 at auction on Saturday.

The keys sold for $10,625 at an auction run by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. A 
set of five Edison bulbs used in a court case sold for $30,000.

The items were acquired by Charlie Knudsen, 69, of Pittsburgh, and had
belonged to his great-aunt. She was married to one of the attorneys whose
law firm represented Edison in patent lawsuits.


Thomas Alva Edison  (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

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Annelies Marie Frank  (June 12, 1929 – February or March 1945)

(FOXNEWS) – The Netherlands’ Bubb Kuyper auction house expected the eight-
line poem on a piece of old paper to sell for thousands. They just didn’t expect
to go for $148,000.

For that price, an anonymous bidder has become the owner of a poem signed
by Anne Frank on March 28, 1942. According to reports, her family was forced
into hiding in Amsterdam on July 6 of that year.

The poem was initially sent to the older sister of one of Anne’s friends, Jacqueline
van Maarsen. However, van Maarsen says her sister, who died in 2006, gave it
to her around 1970. According to the auction website, van Maarsen decided to
sell the poem.

The opening lines of the poem, written in a “poezie album,” or friendship book, 
are traditional lines of encouragement that might have come from a 1930s
Dutch periodical.

The closing verses — which may be Anne’s own — say:

If others have reproached you

For what you have done wrong

Then be sure to amend your mistake

That is the best answer one can make.

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BOSTON (AP) — An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda
McCartney written shortly after the Beatles’ breakup has been sold at
auction for nearly $30,000.

The two-page typed draft , with handwritten annotations by Lennon,
was sold Thursday by Boston-based RR Auction.

RR says the letter is believed to have been written in 1971 in response
to criticism Lennon received from Linda McCartney about his decision
to not publicly announce his departure from the band.

The profanity-filled and sometimes rambling letter reads: “Do you really
think most of today’s art came about because of the Beatles? I don’t
believe you’re that insane — Paul — do you believe that? When you
stop believing it you might wake up!”

The letter was sold to a collector in Dallas who requested anonymity.

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John Winston Ono Lennon (John Winston Lennon)  
(October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)

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NEW YORK (AP) –  A 1891 painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed "Grainstack"
series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and
modern art.

Wednesday evening’s sale set a new auction record for the artist. The previous 
auction record for a Monet was $80.4 million set in 2008.

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Oscar-Claude Monet   
(November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926)

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(FoxNews) – The earliest known stone inscription of the 10 Commandments
is available to the highest bidder on Nov. 16, but don’t dust off your mantle
at home just yet: this relic has to be shown off in public.

The stone is presented by Heritage Auctions in the properties of the Living
Torah Museum Auction, and will be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California. It
is believed to have been carved sometime between 300 and 500 CE, and
is assumed to be from a synagogue that was either destroyed by Romans
between 400 and 600 CE or by 11th-century crusaders.   

It is described as a square, white marble slab, weighing roughly 115 lbs.
and inscribed with 20 lines of text. Each line contains between 11 and
15 characters of Paleo-Hebrew, or Samaritan, dialect.

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