Have you seen the 10 Weeks of Historic Letters auctions on DealDash.com?
As a retired newspaper editor who collects copies of historic news events, these unique auctions really caught my attention. How often do we get an opportunity to shop for something like this?
In fact, these historic letters would make a perfect Christmas gift for any family member or friend with an interest in history.
Looking at the previous selling prices, it appears to be fairly easy to win. Best of all, DealDash sometimes offers an amazing discount so we could easily afford to Buy-It-Now and get all our bids back free.
What this package includes
Each document is an authentic letter or message by a person of historical significance, such as letters from the days of the founding fathers. The letters will be sent in the mail weekly for 10 weeks.
According to the auction listing, authors of the letters include:
- George Washington (1732-1799), American general and first president of the United States (1789-97)
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American patriot, author and inventor
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16thpresident of the United States (1861-65)
- Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), American abolitionist
- Mark Twain, pseudonym for Samuel Clemens(1835-1910), American author
- Marie Curie (1867-1934), French (polish-born) chemist, and Nobel Prize winner (1903, 1911)
- Nikola Tesla (1856-1891), Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd president of the United States (1933-1945
- And More
I’m looking forward to receiving copies of letters that were actually written by such prominent people from American history. This is something that could also be passed down to children and grandchildren as something to treasure for generations.
My Newseum experience
Several years ago, I had the awesome experience of visiting the Newseum in Washington D.C., where I was able to purchase several copies of original newspaper stories to add to my collection.
I have original news stories of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, the second worst earthquake in San Francisco, Calif. in October 1989, the resignation of former president Richard Nixon in 1974, the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1999, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and front-page newspaper coverage of the 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York City.
Sadly, after 11 years and 10 million visitors, the Newseum closed to the public Dec. 31, 2019. Many exhibits and artifacts went into storage or were returned to the original owners.
To me, the Newseum was the most interesting place I ever visited before or since. I was mesmerized. Nothing can “put you there” better than seeing and reading firsthand accounts of such major news events at the time they actually happened.
Don’t miss this auction
I am so excited to see that DealDash is now offering these historic letters. For more details see the auction description.
Being able to read some authentic pieces of history is absolutely awesome. To customers like me, this auction is a shopper’s delight!
I’ll see you there!
This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.