Los Angeles -The original May 9, 1754 “Pennsylvania Gazette” newspaper featuring Benjamin Franklin’s famous “JOIN, or DIE” cartoon sold last night for $50,000 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

''JOIN, or DIE'' featuring a severed rattlesnake is widely considered the most influential political cartoon in American history. This edition of the “Pennsylvania Gazette” being auctioned is the

YORKTOWN, Va., July 1, 2014—A rare newspaper printing of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, a precursor of the United States Declaration of Independence, has been acquired for the future American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, replacing the Yorktown Victory Center by late 2016.  The June 12, 1776, issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette containing the Virginia Declaration will be exhibited in the

New York—On Thursday, September 15, Swann Galleries will conduct a sale devoted to the Eric C. Caren Collection, which encompasses books, manuscripts, autographs, photographs, broadsides and ephemera that span the 16th century through the 1970s.

An avid collector since early childhood, Caren set out to own a representative document from every important event in modern history. Having

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