Someone pays $8,652 for a used Obama note
A handwritten letter from President Obama to some guy in Virginia has sold at auction for $8,652, according to a spokesman for Los Angeles auctioneer Nate D. Sanders.
Sam Heller reports this is a record price for an Obama letter by some $2,400.
The note was written on White House stationery to Tim Mullin of Lynchburg, Va., during the financially troubled days of 2009. Mullin sold it to a New York collector. It says:
Tim -- Thanks for your letter. I share your sentiments, and we are moving as quick as we can to restore some common sense to the financial system.
/s/ Barack Obama
The note might have brought an even gooder price had the president of the United States, a Harvard graduate, used proper grammar, saying "we are moving as quickly as we can" instead of "as quick as we can."
-- Andrew Malcolm
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