Einstein Manuscripts Sell in Excess of $1.2 Million
Eclipsing the auction price of $1,050,000 achieved in 1987 for Einstein’s manuscript on the Theory of Relativity and $500,000 for the Einstein/Besso Manuscript, sold in 2002, Lion Heart Autographs sold on April 14, 2012, to an American collector for more than $1,200,000, over 110 pages of hitherto unknown Einstein manuscripts spanning a wide range of scientific subjects.
This is the third Einstein archive brokered by Lion Heart Autographs – previous sales were the Einstein/Straus Archive of letters and manuscripts and correspondence between Einstein and another collaborator, Nathan Rosen. In addition to these archives, Lion Heart Autographs has also sold the papers of Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Ned Rorem and George Walker; a unique archive about the Statue of Liberty; and a multi-million dollar collection of 300 letters by French artists including multiple examples of Gauguin, Cezanne, van Gogh, 40 letters by Renoir, and 125 letters by Claude Monet. Selling such archives by private treaty allows clients to be represented discreetly and without the public exposure associated with auctions. It also provides the owner complete control as a customized price and sales strategy is formulated to increase value. Additionally, this method maximizes the purchasing power of prospective customers as there is no buyer’s fee – only a negotiated commission paid for by the seller. Whether it’s a single item or an archive, American or foreign, scientific, historical, literary, musical, or artistic, Lion Heart Autographs is pleased to represent you in the sale of significant material. Of course, we also buy autographs to add to our stock. We welcome your inquiries.