Obama Drawing Skyrockets in Value

By: Cecilia Biemann - Published: Nov 20, 2008   Updated: Apr 6 2011 • References: chicagotribune
This original drawing of Senators Charles Schumer, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, and Edward Kennedy, done by president-elect Barack Obama, sold at a charity auction last year for $2,075.

Understandably, the savvy purchaser is now receiving six-figure offers from people wishing to purchase the drawing, but the owner is refusing to sell it.

A clever acquisition indeed for memorabilia collector Wayne Berzon.

"I'm not sure I would sell it for any price. I mean, how many times can you put up a piece of original artwork by a president of the United States who also happens to have made history? It's a wonderful conversation piece."

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