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You can stand grow well few pieces.
Of Americana -- -- such passion -- pride is the constitution.
George Washington was instrumental in its creation.
During his first -- -- -- he was given a copy specifically printed and bound for him it was 1789.
It is up for auction at Christie's on Friday but we have it here at our studio there it is along with Chris Cooper of Christie's and nick -- across station on the seven -- -- I don't but.
I can judge how you feel -- like -- only have.
This in my own collection but let me crest this is amazing that this is actually going up for auctioning you're expecting what two to three million dollars as the -- but.
Thought that some of George Washington's other paperwork went for at least three million -- and story.
Well it's -- to be cautious.
And such matters.
It's a very appealing.
And to all those vote for -- could be in the outcome on.
Try to tell us who's selling it and how they came to own it there's been so for -- -- of -- Richard Dietrich.
Who was -- Philadelphia area philanthropist and collector.
Judge is media outlet to have this heinous as this personal -- -- there's notes written by them right there's there's also his.
Signature and -- the camera can get his promise not to touch the -- them to.
At this also his signature right on the on the title page this is actually the acts of congress passed in the first year and of course that would include -- The constitution itself would include the bill of rights it's actually has parts of the bill of rights that were not ratified by the state so even though there's only.
Ten amendments that we call the bill of rights.
This has twelve tools which would never ratified what did they call for -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'd have to look at them again they're very technical.
-- yeah -- your right to delete them.
This trip that's hot concept that is true though that the time when this -- written if you go back -- -- -- judging you know this much better than I do that they're trying to protect themselves from.
-- -- KB limit didn't wanna have our democracy.
Resemble what is happening -- -- that.
They don't want a guy who signed this George Washington.
Or any of his successors to become a king.
Embarrass her -- that the -- that the bill of rights is headed in -- -- the bill of rights is edited it's not even contemplated that it would apply to the states just that would apply.
The federal government eventually the bill of rights would would apply to the states.
This is a profound.
Historical -- -- to.
But president and honored and bull why I would have thought it would be this kind of parchment rolled up at the top in the bottom and yet unscripted and how come it's bound in a book like that.
Well this was the official record of the first session of the first congress.
And the size of the addition we don't know there may have been a hundred copies printed that this is still the only one Washington.
Owned and -- and my.
What is so I'd say is that -- was established in the seventeen hundreds.
The same -- that this was actually bell that's -- Washington sent a nice coincidence so this this is not.
As it was originally written or signed or disseminated to the states for ratification.
This is -- printed copy of it.
After it came into existence printed for the president of the United -- -- first president who signed I want -- I'm trying to help selling.
But this is the society that I think I will never have this close to my notice again or anybody -- a lot of the constitution and I want -- -- trust me preface -- actually get the -- of the question but -- -- not be -- and that human -- that all -- I think hermetically sealed inside his fingers -- pristine.
-- that's right.
It's easier to turn pages with.
Clean hands and wouldn't -- wearing white -- Did any sense of who the buyer on Friday is going to be and -- you have a lot of international clientele at Christie's team -- this could be.
Heading overseas to Saudi Arabia world.
-- actually announced.
In 2009 we sold a marvelous Washington letter about the ratification of the constitution.
Two point sorry 3.2 million.
And that went overseas.
It's not a likely.
Outcome but it is impossible.
I think the judge is ready to -- I can see it -- It is -- contract mr.
I think at risk if you ever judge -- -- time of course -- -- thank you very much you're welcome its intention to watch.