Donald Trump's "Executive Slim Line" Bible, inscribed to his second wife Marla Maples, has been auctioned for $750. The sale at more than triple what was expected was the latest sign that Trump-mania has hit the nation.
The Bible, technically "The Living Bible Paraphrased," was auctioned by Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland, which received bids for up to $1,800 before settling on a buyer who paid $750 plus a 21 percent fee.
It was inscribed to his former wife Marla Maples and praising her for making a "great impression" on the Rev. Billy Graham.
Maples was married to Trump, now a leading GOP presidential candidate and real estate tycoon, from 1993 to 1999. It was dated 1991. She has previously unloaded items from her marriage at auction.
The Alexander catalog for the Bible read:
American financier, deal maker and gambling mogul, once near bankruptcy, he has recovered nearly all his former wealth. An unusual signed item by the controversial big mouth, a Bible inscribed to his one-time wife MARLA MAPLES, "The Living Bible Paraphrased", (Wheaton, Il: Tyndale House Publishers), 1984. "Executive Slim Line Edition" in black leather with gilt title. Boldly inscribed on the title page: "Sept. 30 / 91 Marla - Mrs. [Christine C.] DeMoss sent this to me - She and Billy Graham are wonderful people who you made a great impression on. Read every word! Love Donald". Fine.
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