A lock compromised by the Watergate burglars sold for $62,500 Thursday. The Nate D. Sanders auction house, which placed the piece for sale earlier this week, announced the transaction in a press release. The buyer is not yet publicly known.
Watergate superintendent Jim Herrald received the lock as a gift from the locksmith who replaced it after it helped kick off one of modern history’s biggest political scandals. The lock was sold with two notarized letters of provenance.