Rye resident and former Democratic operative Harold Holzer netted $300K from auctioning his collection of more than 700 items related to President Abraham Lincoln. Here are the details.
"Scholar's Abe Lincoln collection fetches $300K at auction
NEW YORK — The sale of a prominent Abraham Lincoln scholar's collection of material pertaining to the nation's 16th president brought in nearly $300,000 at a New York City auction.
Swann Galleries says nearly 90 percent of Harold Holzer's collection of hundreds of Lincoln books, artwork and documents was sold at Thursday's auction in Manhattan. The overall sale total of $299,995 topped the presale estimate of $158,000 to $236,000.
An 1860 painting of Lincoln before he grew a beard drew the highest price at $40,000."
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