Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

Albert Einstein’s personally owned telescope, made in the late 19th century by the Paul Dorffel Company (Berlin), sold for $432,500 at a Books & Manuscripts Auction held Dec. 5 by Christie’s in New York. Also, Brigham Young’s copy of the W. Stone-engraved Declaration of Independence (1823) also brought $432,500; the Nobel medal awarded in 1978 to Nathan S. Daniel for physiology or medicine hit $372,500; and a Yorktown Campaign map of New York (1781) made $275,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s