Oldest known Monopoly game sold for nearly $150,000

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Associated Press

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 10:47 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- It's a Monopoly set only Rich Uncle Pennybags could afford. A children's museum in Rochester, N.Y., is the high bidder on the oldest known version of Monopoly, handmade by inventor Charles Darrow. The Strong's National Museum of Play says it paid $146,500 for the board game. And that's real dough, not Monopoly money. The Sotheby's auction was held last week. Darrow was an unemployed heating engineer in Philadelphia when he created Monopoly. Parker Brothers bought the rights in 1935.

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