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University Archives' Sept. 6th Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports auction has 505 lots
The online-only auction features superb items from U.S. presidential, early America, science, literature, music, entertainment, world leaders and sports. Online bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the University Archives website.
By: University Archives
The Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia auction will start at 11 am Eastern time. All 505 lots in the catalog are up for bidding now – on the University Archives website: UniversityArchives.com – as well as on Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
"This is one of our biggest auctions to date and certainly one of our most diverse," said John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. "Collectors will find more than five hundred lots of valuable historical items and collectibles. If we have ever put together a sale that has something for everyone, this is it."
Lot 214 is Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics for Subterranean Homesick Blues from his album Bringing It All Back Home, with a certificate of authenticity from Dylan's manager, Jeff Rosen. Dylan penned the words of the powerful counter-cultural anthem on Norwegian hotel stationery, circa 2013. The lyrics refer to the many cultural flashpoints of the 1960s, like the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement (est. $40,000-$50,000)
Lot 444 is a typed letter in German signed by Albert Einstein and addressed to astronomer Dr. Friedrich Archenhold, discussing the relation between clock time and the Theory of Relativity. He writes: "A pendulum clock alone is not a 'clock' in the sense of the theory of relativity, but the combination of a pendulum clock with a gravitating celestial body" (est. $28,000-$35,000)
Lot 198 is a William Stone/Peter Force copperplate engraving printing of the Declaration of Independence, circa 1848. Handsomely displayed in a large frame, the Declaration is in near fine condition and is accompanied by four assembled volumes of Peter Force's American Archives, including one from the personal library of President James A. Garfield. (est. $20,000-$30,000)
University Archives' offices are located at 88 Danbury Rd. (Suite #2A) in Wilton, Conn. For more information about University Archives and the online-only Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia auction scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 11 am Eastern time, please visit www.universityarchives.com. Updates are posted frequently.