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HAMILTON LETTERS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF

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Dozens of the letters penned by one of the nation’s founding fathers will go on the
block Jan. 18, with an estimated worth starting at $1.4 million and topping $2
million. But Sotheby’s expects the feverish interest in the megahit, the only
known letter from Hamilton’s son Philip to the man addressed as "Papa” will
likely drive prices up. 

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Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

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SINGERS FIRST CAR TO BE AUCTIONED OFF

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(Asbury Park Press) – The first car owned by Bruce Springsteen (above) is up for
auction on eBay and the price is rocketing.

As of Wednesday, the bidding has roared through the $100,000 dollar mark for
the ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

The purchase will include the original vehicle registration, a temporary insurance
card, the Allstate insurance card issued in Springsteen’s name and address and
an 80 page book, “Out in the Street: Bruce Springsteen’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.”

The car was put up for  auction by Springsteen historian Michael Crain and
was featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City from 
2008 to 2010 and it was also at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

 

 

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Bruce Springsteen driving his ’57 Chevy Bel Air convertible.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen turned 67 in September.


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SKETCH DRAWS BIG BUCKS AT AUCTION


A never-before-seen sketch by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci.
The drawing, above, depicts Saint Sebastian.

(FOXNEWS) – A rare drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, valued at almost $16
million, has been discovered by a French auction house.

Paris-based auction house Tajan announced the discovery of “The Martyred
Saint Sebastian” drawing Monday. This is the first work by da Vinci to be
discovered in over 15 years, according to Tajan, which has valued the
drawing at $15.8 million.

The New York Times reports the sketch is one of 14 unframed drawings
brought into the auction house in March by a retired doctor. The drawings
had been collected by the man’s father.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)

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EDISON MEMORABILIA SOLD AT AUCTION

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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.

 

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

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SHORT POEM SELLS BIG AT AUCTION

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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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