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The Genius of the Reticent Inventor – Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell made the first long-distance telephone call in 1892, reaching Chicago from New York photo: Stefano Bianchetti

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher   “The Boston Advertiser prints an interesting account of an experiment in carrying out a conversation by word of mouth over a telegraph wire, made by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson. … In a distance of two miles, with Mr. Bell in Boston and Mr. Watson in Cambridge, conversation was […]

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 […]

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?)

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?)

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?) News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Quick, which signer of the Declaration of Independence is most valued by collectors? John Hancock? Benjamin Franklin? Thomas Jefferson? Try Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s founding fathers. Gwinnett’s signature is prized among collectors for […]

Copy of Declaration, $10,620; Archives Int'l

Copy of Declaration, $10,620; Archives Int’l Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A circa-1840s Peter Force copy of the Declaration of Independence sold for $10,620 at an auction held Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23 by Archives International Auctions in New York City (at the Museum of American Finance) and Fort Lee, […]