there really are far too many perfect juxtopositions in the online auction of a copy of the u.s. declaration of independence:
“”What price liberty? A copy of the Declaration of Independence that was printed in 1776 and discovered behind a $4 flea-market painting in 1989 was sold yesterday for $7.4 million, 23 percent more than Sotheby’s highest preauction estimate and a record for a copy of the document.
It was also one of the highest prices paid for a document sold over the Internet.””
it could only have been more perfect if the auction had been fully ‘democratized’ a la ebay