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Canada buys rare War of 1812 collection for $573K

The government of Canada was the winning bidder for a large collection of letters, maps and other papers that once belonged to Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia who conquered Maine for the British during the War of 1812. The collection sold for $573,000 at auction in London...
  • Peter Kurilecz

    Ann Macmillan, chief of CBC's London bureau, is shown a large collection of letters and maps owned by Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. The items were auctioned in one block Wednesday for almost $700,000. (Ellen Mauro/CBC)

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