Our June 30th sale offers over 330 lots of historical treasures. Our first auction of the summer provides a cross-section of popular collecting categories, principal among them Presidential, Science, and Sports. An interesting smattering of Art, Music, Literature, Entertainment, and Space/Aviation enhances the mix.
Regular auction-goers will note that this sale is organized a little differently. Usually, we organize the sale alphabetically, yet this month, we’ve opted to organize first by category and then by alphabet. This way, you can easily navigate within the section of the auction that most interests you.
The auction index is as follows: American Politics/Supreme Court: Lots 1-8; Art/Literature: Lots 9-46; Aviation/Space: Lots 47-66; Business/Notables: Lots 67-125; Civil Rights/Slavery: Lots 126-145; Declaration of Independence/Rev War: Lots 146-157; Entertainment/Music/Sports: Lots 158-174; History/Military: Lots 175-212; International/World Leaders: Lots 213-229; Judaica: Lots 230-231; Native American: Lots 232-234; Presidents/First Ladies: Lots 235-314; and Science: Lots 315-328.
A black and white photograph of Hawking, measuring 8.5″ x 7.25″, [Cambridge], dated Ca. 1970s. Signed “S.W. Hawking” in blue ink. A remarkably rare signature by the famed theoretical astrophysicist. A letter of provenance from the original owner accompanying the photograph explains how the signature was procured.
LOT No. 323 -- (Estimate: $50,000 - $55,000)
Humble Einstein 1 of 2 Known Letters to U. S. President “I am but a grain of dust in the development of the Human Spirit” World Class ALSBID NOW
1p, measuring 8.625″ x 10.875″, Berlin, dated May 6, 1929. An autograph letter signed “A. Einstein”, addressed to President Herbert Hoover. Written in German, the letter is a remarkable self-assessment following his 50th birthday. Letters by Einstein to the President of the United States are absolute rarities. We can only point to one other – the famous 1939 letter Einstein sent Roosevelt about the Atom Bomb. A humbled Einstein writes to thank Hoover for his telegraph, regarding the “Einstein Jubilee Celebration”.