Alexander Hamilton Documents Fetch $2.6 Million at Auction

New York Times - 1/19/2017

"Hundreds of manuscripts and letters held by Hamilton descendants for 200 years — some of them previously unknown — were sold at auction on Wednesday.

It’s official: Alexander Hamilton now out-earns his boss. That, at least, was the verdict of one expert who was bidding at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, when a trove of Hamiltonia fetched $2.6 million.

“Hamilton has exceeded the value of George Washington with this auction,” John Reznikoff, a dealer from Stamford, Conn., said after the hammer dropped on the last of 77 lots of letters and documents, which had been held by Hamilton descendants for more than 200 years. “If you compare letters with comparable content, Hamilton’s now cost more.”" By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER.

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