Peter Force 1843 printing of Declaration of Independence realizes $10,620

High-grade example of the Peter Force 1843 printing of the Declaration of Independence ($10,620). Photo courtesy Archives International.

A high-grade example of the Peter Force 1843 printing of the Declaration of Independence, taken from the J.W. Stone printing plate originally made in 1823, sold for $10,620, and a pair of Edison stock tickers, both circa 1900-1910, brought $8,260 and $5,900 at a three-session auction held Oct. 20, 21 and 23 by Archives International Auctions. Read More +

Rare trove of Walt Disney drawings and family stocks show business was in his blood

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RENO, Nev. – A rare and unusual trove of stock certificates and family correspondence from the Walt Disney family crosses the block Nov. 29-30. The collection includes an original, autographed illustration by Walt Disney and several stock certificates issued to his father, Elias, by the O-Zell Jelly Co. of Chicago. “Everything in this auction is great stuff,” Fred Kagin told Antique Trader. “When I saw this, I flipped.” Read More +