via ABS-CBN, 03 December 2018 and other sources: A series of historically-significant Philippine documents were sold at auction over the weekend, despite government attempts to halt the sale.
It must be recalled that in the days leading up to the auction, these historical documents have become cause célèbre, the fodder of social media debates and heated online posts, with the National Historical Commission (NHC) attempting to block the sale, but to little avail.
“A lot of history here,” Brian says as he begins his introductory, warm-up spiel. “You know about them; I’m sure you’ve read about it; you probably learned about it in school.”
Eventually, Lot 117 would hammer at 160,000 from a starting bid of 50K; Lot 118 would hammer at 450,000 from a starting bid of 50K; Lot 119 at 3.8 million from a starting bid of 1 million; Lot 120 at 4.2 million from a starting bid of 1 million; Lot 121 at 900,000 from a starting bid of 50K; and finally, Lot 122 at 3.2 million from a starting bid of 500K.
- Prized Bonifacio items up for auction | Manila Standard, 29 November 2018
- Leon Gallery declines government request to stop sale of Bonifacio documents | ABS-CBN, 29 November 2018
- ANCXclusive: Government asks Leon Gallery to stop sale of wartime objects and Bonifacio documents | ABS-CBS, 28 November 2018
- Divisions and dynasty: the Bonifacio documents that reveal our painful beginnings | ABS-CBN, 27 November 2018