Friday, February 13, 2009

Auction Report: Christie's

Aside from the big Lincoln sale at Christie's yesterday, there were also some big prices realized among the Print and Manuscript Americana lots.

- The Stone Broadside Declaration of Independence on parchment made $698,500; it was sold to a private buyer in the United States. The paper proof went for $68,500.

- An unpublished scientific manuscript by Albert Einstein on unified field theory fetched $230,500. It sold to a book dealer from Europe.

- John Adams' 1813 letter to William Plumer discussing the events of early July 1776 sold for $206,500.