Nov 28, 2012
By Michael Kramer
A dream auction of rare documents is coming up next month in New York.
It features letters written by Vincent van Gogh, John Lennon and other iconic figures.
The items are being offered by ” Profiles in History” in an online and phone auction December 18th.
There are over 300 historical documents which also include papers from George Washington, baseball legend Lou Gehrig, Marie Curie and Giuseppe Verdi.
A premier item is a signed van Gogh letter, written in 1890, to Joseph and Marie Ginoux the proprietors of the cafe in Arles, France, where the artist lived for a time.
The letter is estimated to bring $200,000 to $300,000.