$11K for Sept. 12 pa­per signed by 5 pres­i­dents

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE -

Ford, Carter, Clin­ton and both Bushes au­to­graphed a New York Times front page from the day af­ter the Sept. 11at­tacks.

A front page of The New York Times from Sept. 12, 2001, show­ing the burn­ing World Trade Cen­ter and au­to­graphed by five U.S. pres­i­dents sold for $11,000 on Wed­nes­day at an auc­tion of pres­i­den­tial pa­pers.

The page was signed by Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ge­orge H.W. Bush, Bill Clin­ton and Ge­orge W. Bush when they were at­tend­ing a na­tional day of re­mem­brance and prayer event for Sept. 11 vic­tims at the Na­tional Cathe­dral in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., days af­ter the at­tacks. Its head­line above a pho­to­graph of the burn­ing twin tow­ers says: “U.S. At­tacked: Hi­jacked Jets De­stroy Twin Tow­ers and Hit Pen­tagon in Day of Ter­ror.”

The front page’s pre­sale es­ti­mate was $6,000 to $8,000. The auc­tion house will do­nate all of its com­mis­sion from the pro­ceeds of the sale of the page to the Sept. 11 char­ity Tues­day’s Chil­dren.

The auc­tion by Lion Heart Au­to­graphs also fea­tured John F. Kennedy’s scrib­bled notes for a 1960 cam­paign speech and a frag­ment of Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s draft of his first in­au­gu­ral ad­dress.

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