BOSTON – An "exceedingly rare" piece of American history was sold by a Boston-based auction house for a hefty price.
RR Auction sold a pair of tickets to Ford's Theatre from the night of April 14, 1865 for $262,500.
That was the night President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during the show.
The original tickets were sold for 75 cents apiece.
"These front-row seats to history allowed the original theatergoers to witness a tragic performance that changed the course of our nation," said Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction. "We're honored to have played a part in preserving and sharing this remarkable piece of American history."
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