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Trump’s drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000 at auction

The marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida.

world Updated: Oct 21, 2017 11:35 IST
US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, October 20, 2017.
US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, October 20, 2017. (REUTERS)

A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000.

Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida during the time he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a private club in 1995.

Julien’s says the piece signed by Trump went for less than $100 the first time it was sold. It was estimated to go for $8,000 to $12,000 at the auction that took place in Los Angeles and online Thursday.

This image provided by Julien’s Auctions shows a sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump that sold for $16,000 at auction on Oct. 19, 2017. (AP)

The buyer has not been named.

The auction house says a portion of the proceeds of the sale are going to benefit WHDD-FM, a National Public Radio station in Connecticut.