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Handwritten contract agreement between the Republic of Nicaragua and American railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt one year after the Filibuster War (est.  $10,000-$12,000).

Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books Auction

University Archives / November 2, 2022

http://www.universityarchives.com

A 1777 battle letter signed by then-Continental Army Commander-in-Chief George Washington in New Jersey, a sword that was affixed to JFK’s catafalque guarding his coffin in the East Room of the White House, and an autograph letter signed by Albert Einstein in which he dispels competition to his Theory of Relativity are a few of the expected star lots in University Archives’ online-only auction scheduled for Wednesday, November 2nd, at 11 am Eastern time. The Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books auction features historical material from multiple collecting categories. All 452 lots are up for viewing and bidding now (on the University Archives website: www.UniversityArchives.com), plus LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will be taken, but there’s no live gallery bidding. “We want everyone to know of our brand-new start time of 11 am Eastern time,” began John Reznikoff, the president and owner of University Archives.  He continued, “At over 450 lots, Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books presents an exciting opportunity to acquire superb historical documents, relics, photographs, artwork, and ephemera, all at attractive price points.” Reznikoff said 117 of the lots will be highly collectible slabbed items, either graded or certified by PSA/DNA or CAG. “U.S. Presidential/First Ladies, Science, International/World Leaders, and slabbed pieces are sure to dominate bidder interest,” he said. “Items from the Aviation/Space, Music, Art, and Early American collecting categories should also see lots of keen bidder action.” To learn more, visit www.universityarchives.com.

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