History Sold To The Highest Bidder

A handwritten draft of the 1917 Balfour Declaration sold at Sotheby’s for $884,000 yesterday by an unnamed collector bidding via phone. We’re not really into collecting, unless you count lint balls under the bed, and we wonder what would inspire someone to drop such bank on a scribbled piece of paper, historic as it is, just to put it on a shelf next to their FabergĂ© eggs and such. We reiterate: shouldn’t the note be a Jewish museum, preferably in Israel?

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