The Latest: 9/11 clipping signed by presidents nets $11,000

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Posted: Oct 26, 2016 6:14 PM
The Latest: 9/11 clipping signed by presidents nets $11,000

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City auction featuring important presidential documents (all times local):

6 p.m.

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

The signatures are Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The ex-presidents signed while attending a national day of remembrance and prayer for Sept. 11 victims at the National Cathedral in Washington days after the attacks.

Wednesday's auction of presidential documents by Lion Heart Autographs also offered John F. Kennedy's scribbled notes for a 1960 campaign speech. The notes referenced his new slogan, "The New Frontier." It sold for $3,750.

A fragment of George Washington's draft of his first inaugural address went unsold. It had a presale estimate of $130,000 to $150,000.

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11 a.m.

Auctioneers in New York are selling off presidential papers including John F. Kennedy's scribbled notes for a 1960 campaign speech and a fragment of George Washington's draft of his first inaugural address.

The auction by Lion Heart Autographs is being held Wednesday.

JFK's fragmented notes reference his famous campaign slogan, "The New Frontier."

He used them for a speech at a 1960 rally in Los Angeles. The auction house thinks it could fetch up to $3,500.

The Washington fragment is one of a small number that survive of Washington's handwritten draft for his first inaugural speech.

The auction house thinks it is worth at least $150,000.

The auction also includes a front page of The New York Times from Sept. 12, 2001, autographed by five U.S. presidents.