Declaration of Independence

Extensive Underground Railroad Record Debuts at Swann’s Americana Sale

New York -- Covering five centuries and the entire Western hemisphere, Swann Galleries’ sale of Printed & Manuscript Americana is set to come across the block on September 26. Highlights include archives documenting slavery and abolition, printings of the Declaration of Independence, Civil War diaries, quality Utah and Mormon material, as well as Latin Americana.  

Caren Archive Treasures Sell for $1.3 Million at Bonhams NY

New York (April 8, 2014)—Bonhams' extraordinary sale of historical paper, titled Treasures from the Caren Archive: How History Unfolds on Paper, realized $1,370,000 on April 7. The 300 lots on offer were selections from The Caren Archive, the property of Eric Caren. They included rare newspapers, broadsides, photographs, books and manuscripts dating from the 16th century through the 1960s. Nearly 200 bidders from a dozen countries participated. 

David Rubenstein Buys Rare Newspaper Printing of the Declaration of Independence for $630,000

New York, NY, June 25 — The rare first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence sold at auction today in New York City at Robert A. Siegel Galleries’ (www.siegelauctions.com) 50th annual Rarities of the World sale for a record $632,500. According to Seth Kaller, who represented the seller at auction, “this is the largest sum ever paid for any historic newspaper.” The Declaration sold was printed in Benjamin Towne’s Saturday July 6, 1776 issue of The Pennsylvania Evening Post.

Robert A. Siegel Galleries & Seth Kaller to Auction Rare Newspaper Printing of the Declaration of Independence

June 10, 2013, NYC, NY — The rare first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence will be auctioned in New York City at Robert A. Siegel Galleries’ (www.siegelauctions.com) 50th annual Rarities of the World sale on June 25. It is being offered in collaboration with Seth Kaller (www.sethkaller.com), a leading expert in the acquisition, authentication and appraisal of American historic documents and artifacts.