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A Visit from St. Nicholas


A Visit from St. Nicholas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Heritage Auction Galleries

Only four handwritten copies of this poem still exist and three of those copies are in museums. The only privately owned copy was offered for auction at Heritage Auction Galleries on October 12, 2006. Although the poem didn't sell at auction, it was later sold to a private party for $280,000.

Heritage Auction Galleries President Greg Rohan personally delivered the manuscript in time for the new owner's Christmas party, at which time he read the poem to party goers.

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