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Boston — An amazingly rare combination of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky signatures sold for $64,055 according to by Boston-based RR Auction.

The signatures were obtained shortly after the historic October Revolution, a seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd, following and capitalizing on the

In 1870, the eccentric American transportation entrepreneur George Francis Train took a trip around the world in eighty travel days (with a two-month stopover in Paris), so when Jules Verne published his bestselling Around the World in Eighty Days in 1873, Train was quick to claim, "Verne stole my thunder. I'm Phileas Fogg." Ever the competitor--and self-publicist--Train undertook a

New York—Bonhams, the third largest international fine art auction house, will be taking a closer look at the recent past in its upcoming Fine Books & Manuscripts auction, The Story of the 20th Century, to be held on June 4 in New York. The auction examines the last century from several angles, including history & politics, art & literature and science & technology, closing