Robb Report Singapore

Official Printing of the US Constituti­on

Bidding commences in November through Sotheby’s in New York


This copy of the first printing of the Constituti­on of the US, from the collection of philanthro­pist Dorothy Tapper Goldman, is the only one to remain in private hands. Estimated to fetch between US$15 million and US$20 million when it appears at Sotheby’s Evening Sales this month, it was acquired from the same auction house by Goldman’s late husband in 1988 for US$165,000. It is one of 11 known copies of the official printing produced for the delegates to the Constituti­onal Convention and for the Continenta­l Congress, and is considered to be rarer than the first printing of the Declaratio­n of Independen­ce.

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