Balfour Declaration

Rare draft of Balfour Declaration fetches $884,000

Middle East Times
June 17, 2005

“NEW YORK — A draft of what became known as the Balfour Declaration – a key document in the foundation of Israel – was sold at auction for nearly $900,000 at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday.

The item was bought for $884,000 by an anonymous private collector who was bidding over the telephone through a Sotheby’s representative.

The document, written on hotel stationary, is the only known surviving handwritten draft.”

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