On June 12, 1987, US President Ronald Reagan made history when he stood in front of the Berlin Wall and uttered the words: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” While the speech’s effect on the Wall actually coming down has been debatable, Reagan is no doubt a piece of that history, and if you have a nice stack of money hidden away under the mattress, you may get to own your very own piece of the Wall signed by Reagan himself when it goes to auction next month.
Christie’s auction house in New York will be auctioning off an estimated $2 million worth of personal items from the Reagan estate on September 21 and 22, including an assortment of furniture, gifts, books, and jewelry, many of which were used by Ronald and Nancy Reagan during the eight years spent in the White House.
The Reagan Library is home to a full-sized piece of the Berlin Wall, but a smaller 25-inch chunk, signed by President Reagan, expected to fetch anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000, will be one of the featured items put up for auction.
All proceeds from the auction are said to benefit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, so why not put those loose bills to good use.