Rare Collection of Old Newspapers Sells for $345,000

Posted by admin on Aug 29, 2011

A rare collection of annotated Massachusetts newspapers from the Revolutionary War era is going home. The collection, one of four such volumes, was sold Thursday morning at the James D. Julia Auction House for $345,000. The winning bidder, participating by telephone, was the Massachusetts Historical Society.

The Boston-based organization already owns the three other Harbottle Dorr newspaper volumes and plans to eventually hold an exhibit featuring the complete collection, said President Dennis Fiori.

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