Trump's Empire State Building Sketch Sold at Auction

Former business partner paid $16K for drawing
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2017 12:22 AM CDT
Trump Drawing Auctioned Off for $16K
This image provided by Julien’s Auctions shows a sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Trump that sold for $16,000 at auction.   (Julien’s Auctions via AP)

A New York real estate developer and former business partner of President Trump has bought a sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by Trump for $16,000 at an auction. Elie Hirschfeld, president of Hirschfeld Properties, purchased the 12-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper at an auction held in California and online last week, the AP reports. It was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida when he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a private club in 1995. Julien's Auctions says the piece signed by Trump went for less than $100 the first time it was sold. Hirschfeld says he plans to hang it in his offices a couple of blocks from Trump Tower. (More President Trump stories.)

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