Southeastern PA

1st newspaper printing of historic document

Declaration of Independence printing up for auction

NEW YORK - The first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence appeared on July 6, 1776, and the edition will be for sale.

Robert A. Siegel Galleries in New York City is auctioning The Pennsylvania Evening Post issue Tuesday. It's estimated to fetch up to $750,000.

The seller wished to remain anonymous.

Four issues of the Post's Declaration have appeared at auction in the past 50 years.

The last sold with other documents at Sotheby's in December 2012 for $722,500.

Seth Kaller, an expert in American historic documents, says the Post printing was only the second printing of the Declaration in any form.

The first was the official broadside printed by John Dunlap.

The versions differ in capitalization.

Due to our site relaunch on October 25, previous comments on existing stories are no longer available.  This change is due to the limitations of Facebook's software 

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102


Few Clouds



  • %

This Week's Circulars

Top Stories

Latest from the newsroom

More from the Newsroom