I’ve long been fascinated with the market for collectable items, and those which are viewed as valuable.
So when I stumbled upon this article by Zoe Sottile and presented on CNN.com, I had to give it a look…
The headline for the most part says it all but I encourage you to click the link and read the details. Seems this particular wanted poster is a rarer version that some that came subsequently but before Booth was found and killed some five days after the assassination of Lincoln.
Because Booth was captured so quickly, there was obviously only a very short period of time these wanted posters with the three chief suspects, including John Surratt and David Herold (who were listed as accomplices), were made and distributed.
This particular wanted poster was handed down through the generation by a single family and they decided it was time to sell it.
Fascinating, fascinating stuff!