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Well and have a think about throwing away that old newspaper you may want to think again because it may be worth something someday cause -- -- -- hang onto it for awhile.
The raft first newspaper printing of the declaration of independence is awful auction and here to tell us more about it.
Is American historic documents expert -- -- welcome surface is really quite remarkable this is say.
This is you auctioning a declaration of independence.
But this is a newspaper printing.
All flat declaration why is -- so special.
Well these newspaper pregnancies July 1776.
Issues or how the news got out so -- it's hard to imagine but without TV and in radio and the Internet it -- it was a document like this not the sign not the manuscript that everybody thinks that is the original this is really.
What told people we were independent.
It's fascinating how many of these exist.
There -- nineteen -- copies of this Pennsylvania evening post that first newspaper printing of the declaration how did you come across.
I mean you're -- Well I'm a specialist in this kind of thing and I'm Natalie we bought at auction in 1993.
And -- it okay and ended December wrestled something similar and went back to the -- and said.
And now the good times but this on the market OK so.
How much would something like this what are you hoping to get from this.
The estimate is 50750000.
Dollars and I do you think it'll bring in the higher end of the -- and we think it's a good investment.
Well they're not making any -- that -- So congress wanted the declaration to be unanimous you know that so why didn't they wait this is actually dated July the sixth.
So it's two days after what we considered independent state July 4 -- little -- background.
Well what's really interest thing is here it says in congress.
A declaration by the representatives.
And so on July 4.
It was this by the representatives.
New York in about yes so they waited to write the manuscript the engrossed talented people think -- is the original.
And that was created and August.
So -- the actual declaration of independence that we think -- -- housed in Washington DC is a link to document yes it's more it is very important but it's more like a city near where is something like this has created.
To make the news I'm fascinated that this is worth a lot of money it's extremely rampant here it is out in the open now I would imagine to -- in case thing blossomed.
Some -- the special environment but no.
Normally we don't keep it out like this but it is it's on acid free paper that paper they didn't have wood pulp paperback ten.
So the quality of this is such that it'll last for a thousand years more than a newspaper printed today.
See if you actually read the whole thing yeah.
Very very cool so -- is the auction it's next Tuesday the 25 at 1 PM.
All right well we wish you the very best of -- -- laps and fascinating piece of history by one of the coolest things we've had in the studio as well thank you so much for being here thanks for having appreciate it.
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