University Archives' Oct. 18 online auction features items signed by history's brightest luminaries

The 430-lot, Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia auction features superb items from U.S. Presidential & First Families, Early America, Science, Literature, World Leaders/International, Military, Music, Art, Sports and more.
By: University Archives
Rare Mickey Mantle rookie card, 1951 Bowman #253.
Rare Mickey Mantle rookie card, 1951 Bowman #253.
WILTON, Conn. - Oct. 3, 2023 - PRLog -- Two items signed by renowned physicist Albert Einstein (a typed letter signed and a signed photograph), a four-page autograph letter from 1794 signed by First Lady Martha Washington mentioning her husband as "the President", and a first edition copy of black slave and poet Phillis Wheatley's 1773 book Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, are just a few of the many desirable and highly collectible items up for bid in University Archives' online-only auction planned for Wednesday, October 18th.

The Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia auction will start at 11 am Eastern time. All 430 lots in the catalog are up for viewing and bidding now – on the University Archives website: – as well as on, and

"Our October auction offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire the exact historical item you are looking for," said John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. "We have it all, from historical documents, autographed material, rare books, photographs, and artwork, to ephemera, relics, and sports memorabilia. The sale is particularly strong in U.S. Presidential & First Families, Early America and Science."

Mr. Reznikoff added, "We created a subgrouping within the Science category inspired by Christopher Nolan's film Oppenheimer, including numerous items related to Physics, World War II and the Atomic Age. Items are signed by Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman and Leslie Groves, the director of the Manhattan Project. We hope everyone can join us on the 18th."

University Archives has become world-renowned as a go-to source for rare items of this kind. It is actively seeking quality material for future auctions, presenting a rare opportunity for sellers. Anyone who has a single item or a collection that may be a fit for a future University Archives auction may call John Reznikoff at 203-454-0111, or email him at

University Archives was founded in 1979, as a division of University Stamp Company, by John Reznikoff, who started collecting stamps and coins in 1968, while in the third grade. Industry-wide, Reznikoff is considered the leading authenticity expert for manuscripts and documents. He consults with law enforcement, dealers, auction houses and both major authentication companies.

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, October 18th at 11 am Eastern time, please visit Updates are posted frequently.

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