Tag Archives: Albert Einstein

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gershwin manuscript, $27,500, Leslie Hindman

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gershwin manuscript, $27,500, Leslie Hindman

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A George Gershwin autographed musical manuscript, signed twice to Hyman Sandow, dated Aug. 17, 1928, sold for $27,500 at a Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction held May 1st by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, Ill. Also, Conradus de Halberstadt’s Concordantiae bibliorum went for $27,500; […]

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 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Letter written on the Titanic, $22,500, Philip Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Letter written on the Titanic, $22,500, Philip Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A letter handwritten aboard the RMS Titanic on April 13, 1912 sold for $22,500 at an auction held June 22nd by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, an original life ring from the SS Andrea Doria changed hands for $8,400; a glass clock given […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: JFK and Jackie photos, $32,500, RR Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: JFK and Jackie photos, $32,500, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A photographic proof booklet containing 27 previously unreleased images of John and Jacqueline Kennedy, taken by Washington Post heiress Katharine Graham at Bunny Mellon’s Cape Cod beach shack in August 1961, sold for $32,500 at an auction held Feb. 19 by RR Auction in […]

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related? by Mike McLeod What do Napoleon Bonaparte and Charlie Chaplin have in common? How about Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, and the Rolling Stones? Think about it for a moment. What could all these famous people from history, the movies, and music have in common? They weren’t born […]