WILTON, Conn. – A letter handwritten and signed by Albert Einstein to President Herbert Hoover in 1929; a one-page letter penned and signed by future President George Washington in 1783; and a charming photograph of baseball legend Lou Gehrig posing with a young boy, signed, with Babe Ruth in the background, are just a few of the rare autographs, manuscripts, books and photos in University Archives’ online-only auction slated for June 30, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Swann Galleries will hold their spring offering of Fine Books & Autographs on June 17. The auction will feature a strong showing of autographs by prominent American political figures, as well as bright minds from both the performing and visual arts. Literature from the 19th and 20th centuries is present alongside a selection of art, press and illustrated books. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
WILTON, Conn. – An autograph album from 1862 containing the signature of Abraham Lincoln and 226 members of his administration and Congress; a manuscript penned by Sir Isaac Newton with mathematical notes and calculations relating to Book III of his iconic scientific work Principia; and a one-page typed letter from 1919 signed by Vladimir Lenin as Chairman of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Defense Council are a few expected star lots in University Archives’ online-only auction of autographs, manuscripts, artwork and comic art slated for May 26. The auction, featuring 411 lots, will start at 10:30 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.