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History gets auctioned at Gettysburg museum event

Updated: Sunday, March 16 2014, 09:40 AM CDT
Posted by: Kelly Christ

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Bidders are taking home a bit of history after an auction of memorabilia at a wax museum that has entertained visitors to Gettysburg for decades.

The Evening Sun of Hanover reported ( ) Saturday that a figure of Abe Lincoln sold for $1,500, more than four times what someone paid for his assassin.

The paper says a large crowd was on hand for the sale of more than 300 exhibit items from the American Civil War Wax Museum.

The facility is undergoing a massive renovation and will reopen later this year as the Gettysburg Heritage Center.

Most of the life-sized figures are vinyl, rather than wax. The paper says bidders paid about $1,000 each for reproductions of Gens. Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and George Meade.

Information from: The Evening Sun, http://www.eveningsun.comHistory gets auctioned at Gettysburg museum event

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