Last Updated on 2/26/2006 by bidz

Scoop from Diamond Galleries reports on the following auction from Heritage:

Heritage Americana Clears $2.6 Million

Friday, February 24, 2006

“Highlighted by lots from the Henry E. Luhrs Collection, The Heritage Signature Auction of Books, Autographs and Manuscripts realized a total of $2,678, 894. The auction was held at Heritage Headquarters in Dallas, TX on February 20-21, 2006.

Collectors were especially responsive to Lincoln related memorabilia. A letter written by President-elect Abraham Lincoln on December 21, 1860 went for $131,340. Another fascinating item was a wedding gift that Lincoln bought for Mary Todd that she never saw. Inscribed on the inside case with the words “To Miss Mary Todd from A.L. 1841.” The watch realized $71,700.”

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