LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An eight-page manuscript draft for a scientific paper signed by Albert Einstein, circa 1930 is expected to fetch $120,000+ at Profiles in History's Historical Auction 72, taking place on December 16, 2014. The manuscript is a fine example of the voluminous and wide-ranging collection of rare documents, manuscripts, and autograph letters together with other important historical collectibles.
The auction features material from literary and historical figures such as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph E. Johnston, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Samuel L. Clemens, and Horatio Nelson among many others. A wonderful selection of material from U.S. Presidents will be offered including historical documents and memorabilia from John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Harry S. Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, George W. Bush and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"Once again, we have assembled an enormously assorted collection comprised of some the most remarkable historical pieces from a host of the great figures in American and European history and literature," noted Joseph Maddalena, President and CEO of Profiles in History. "In addition to letters, manuscripts or autographs, collectors can find such rarities as Ronald Reagan's ornate Christmas Stocking, or a jar of his famous jelly beans; a signed check from Charles Lindbergh with his pocket compass; and if you're a true Kennedy fan, your interest might lie a cobalt-blue dinner plate produced for the dinner of the Inter-American Press Association. This auction encompasses lots for all historical collectors."
Some of the most prominent pieces include:
The official April 20th, 1865 printed $100,000.00 REWARD Broadside Poster, for the capture of John Wilkes Booth and accomplices for the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, authorized by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. One of only four known of the design, the Poster is expected to garner $125,000+.
A Thomas Jefferson autograph letter and drawing re-inventing the Rumford fireplace for Monticello. Written while Jefferson was serving as vice-president, Jefferson re-invents the Rumford fireplace while building Monticello. The pre-auction estimate is $60.000+ for this fine letter demonstrating Jefferson's keen interest in technology and invention.
An 1860 Abraham Lincoln highly important autograph letter conveying his uneasiness about carrying New York in the election and paying particularly close attention to the strategies pursued by his political nemesis, Stephen A. Douglas, is an extraordinary find. Pre-auction estimate: $60,000+.
Samuel L. Clemens enthusiastically describes his experience negotiating a contract with one James. W. Paige, inventor of a typesetting machine for which Clemens had formed a company to manufacture and market in an 1893 autograph letter written to his wife Livy. Pre-auction estimate: $30,000+.
A lengthy and rare autograph manuscript of the aria "Son dama, ma so l'arte ancor delle plebe" from Antonio Salieri is being offered at a pre-auction estimate of $20,000+.
From Charles Dickens, the first edition, first issue of his American Notes for a General Circulation with the autograph luggage tag from his voyage to the United States, entirely in the hand of Dickens, bound into first volume constitutes a rare memento of Dickens' visit to the United States. Pre-auction estimate: $3,000+.
An historic Antarctic expedition archive from Richard E. Byrd includes Byrd's snowshoes, two typed signed letters, inscribed books and signed photograph. The archive comes directly from the grandson of William H. Todd and is an important archive with impeccable provenance. Pre-auction estimate is $20,000+.
Qualified bidders can participate in person, by telephone, submit absentee bids or participate online in real time from anywhere with Internet access across the globe. For more information, please visit www.profilesinhistory.com.
Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PST
Location: Profiles in History Offices
26662 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; Phone: 310-859-7701
About Profiles In History: Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer of guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts and original Hollywood Memorabilia. www.profilesinhistory.com.
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