Items signed by the Beatles, Apollo 11 astronauts, others are in University Archives Nov. 5 auction
A first pressing of the 1963 album With the Beatles, signed by all four members of the group, a two-page letter written around 1895 by French artist Paul Gauguin and an Apollo 11 lunar color photo signed by all three astronauts are three top lots.
By: University Archives
They're just a few of the expected top lots in a stellar collection of manuscripts, rare books and Apollo-related items to be sold in an online-only auction by University Archives, at 10:30 am Eastern time. Categories include aviation and space, art, music, Americana, science, foreign leaders and royalty, business and finance and more. In all, 264 premier lots will come up for bid.
The catalog has already been posted online and bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The auction is packed with an important selection of autographed documents, manuscripts, books and photos. Folks can visit the website and browse the catalog now at www.UniversityArchives.com.
"Attention history lovers and holiday shoppers," announced John Reznikoff, the president and owner of University Archives. "The November 5th auction represents a remarkable – and affordable – sampling of rare items in many collecting categories. Maybe you can't afford a genuine artwork by Monet, Degas, Matisse or Gauguin but you can own these artists' autographed letters for a fraction of the price."
Reznikoff continued, "Not planning on traveling to the moon anytime soon? Not to worry, you can purchase the autographs of the most famous astronauts and cosmonauts who actually did. Washington, D.C. might be too far away to visit, but you can consider acquiring early engravings of the Declaration of Independence produced by Huntington, Stone, Tyler and Binn instead."
For more information about University Archives and the Wednesday, November 5th online-only auction, please visit www.universityarchives.com. For phone bidding, please call 203-454-0111.