University Archives Proudly Presents Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books Ending June 30, 2021

University Archives June 30, 2021 Auction is in progress for bidding — Live Auction Begins June 30, 2021 10:30 AM EDT. Our June 30th sale offers over 330 lots of historical treasures. Our first auction of the summer provides a cross-section of popular collecting categories, principal among them Presidential, Science, and Sports. An interesting smattering of Art, Music, Literature, Entertainment, and Space/Aviation enhances the mix.

The full catalog is up and online for bidding and viewing now, at the newly revamped University Archives website (www.UniversityArchives.com).   Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Regular auction-goers will note that this sale is organized a little differently. Usually, we organize the sale alphabetically, yet this month, we’ve opted to organize first by category and then by alphabet. This way, you can easily navigate within the section of the auction that most interests you.

The auction index is as follows:

  • American Politics/Supreme Court: Lots 1-8
  • Art/Literature: Lots 9-46
  • Aviation/Space: Lots 47-66
  • Business/Notables: Lots 67-125
  • Civil Rights/Slavery: Lots 126-145
  • Declaration of Independence/Rev War: Lots 146-157
  • Entertainment/Music/Sports: Lots 158-174
  • History/Military: Lots 175-212
  • International/World Leaders: Lots 213-229
  • Judaica: Lots 230-231
  • Native American: Lots 232-234
  • Presidents/First Ladies: Lots 235-314
  • Science: Lots 315-328

Highlights Include:

  • Stephen Hawking LOT No. 328 — (Estimate: $20,000 – $24,000) Signed 1970s Photograph, Extremely Rare if not Unique!
    A black and white photograph of Hawking, measuring 8.5″ x 7.25″, [Cambridge], dated Ca. 1970s. Signed “S.W. Hawking” in blue ink. A remarkably rare signature by the famed theoretical astrophysicist. A letter of provenance from the original owner accompanying the photograph explains how the signature was procured.
  • Albert Einstein LOT No. 323 — (Estimate: $50,000 – $55,000)
    Humble Einstein 1 of 2 Known Letters to U. S. President “I am but a grain of dust in the development of the Human Spirit” World Class ALS
    1p, measuring 8.625″ x 10.875″, Berlin, dated May 6, 1929. An autograph letter signed “A. Einstein”, addressed to President Herbert Hoover. Written in German, the letter is a remarkable self-assessment following his 50th birthday. Letters by Einstein to the President of the United States are absolute rarities. We can only point to one other – the famous 1939 letter Einstein sent Roosevelt about the Atom Bomb. A humbled Einstein writes to thank Hoover for his telegraph, regarding the “Einstein Jubilee Celebration”.

About University Archives

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 john@universityarchives.com.

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.

For more information about University Archives, visit www.universityarchives.com. Updates are posted frequently. For phone bidding, please call 203-454-0111.

Daily/Weekly Auctions

(*) Indicates Auction in Progress
(*) JG Autographs: May 26 - June 1
(*) Steve Novella: May 26 - June 1
(*) Kevin Savage Cards: May 21 - June 2-3
(*) NBA Auctions: May 28 - June 3
(*) Sirius Sports Cards: May 24 - June 3
(*) Steve Novella: May 28 - June 3
(*) Lelands: May 9 - June 4
(*) Detroit City Sports: May 29 - June 5
(*) Goldin Auctions: May 28 - June 5
(*) MEARS Auctions: May 28 - June 5
(*) CollectibleXChange: April 28 - June 6
(*) The Collector Connection: May 19 - June 6
(*) Sirius Coins: May 15 - June 6
(*) Auction of Champions: May 26 - June 7
(*) Kevin Savage Cards: May 27 - June 7
(*) Hindman Auctions: May 17 - June 8
JG Autographs: June 2 - June 8
(*) Clean Sweep Auctions: May 12 - June 9
Kevin Savage Cards: June 1 - June 9-10
(*) MeiGray Auctions: May 24 - June 9-10
NBA Auctions: June 4 - June 10
(*) Iconic Auctions: June 3 - June 12
(*) Classic Auctions: May 24 - June 15
JG Autographs: June 9 - June 15
(*) RR Auction: May 25 - June 16
Kevin Savage Cards: June 4 - June 16-17
(*) Heritage Auctions: May 24 - June 17
NBA Auctions: June 11 - June 17
Sirius Sports Cards: June 7 - June 17
REA: June 10 - June 20
Auction of Champions: June 9 - June 21
Kevin Savage Cards: June 10 - June 21
JG Autographs: June 16 - June 22
Kevin Savage Cards: June 14 - June 23-24
NBA Auctions: June 18 - June 24
RR Auction: June 17 - June 24
Sterling Sports Auctions: June 10 - June 24
Grey Flannel Auctions: June 4 - June 26
Heritage Auctions: June 4 - June 26
Iconic Auctions: June 19 - June 26
Goldin Auctions: June 7 - June 26-27
Pristine Auction: June 1 - June 27
Lelands: June 13 - June 27
Kevin Savage Cards: June 18 - June 28
JG Autographs: June 23 - June 29
Kevin Savage Cards: June 22 - June 30
NBA Auctions: June 25 - July 1
Sirius Sports Cards: June 21 - July 1
MEARS Auctions: June 29 - July 3
Auction of Champions: June 23 - July 5
SCP Auctions: June 23 - July 9
Memory Lane Inc: June 21 - July 10
2021 Full Auction Schedule