Items signed by Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Steve Jobs, Abraham Lincoln will be in University Archives' Feb. 21st online auction

The Rare Signed Manuscripts, Books, Photos & Relics auction will start at 10:30 am EST. All 469 lots in the catalog are up for viewing and bidding now, on the University Archives website, as well as and

WILTON, Conn. - Hartok -- Marilyn Monroe's signed Connecticut driver's license from 1958, three lots dedicated to Albert Einstein (a two-page autograph letter signed and a one-page scientific manuscript, both handwritten in German, plus a vintage photograph from 1923), and a Steve Jobs signed release authorizing the audio use of his 1988 NeXT demonstration, are just a few of the items up for bid in University Archives' next online-only auction planned for Wednesday, February 21st.

The Rare Signed Manuscripts, Books, Photos & Relics auction will start promptly at 10:30 am Eastern time. All 469 lots in the catalog are up for viewing and bidding now – on the University Archives website: – as well as the platforms, and Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

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"The February 21st auction features our usual dazzling array of important autographs, historical documents, rare books, artwork, photographs, relics, sports memorabilia, currency, exonumia, and scripophily," commented John Reznikoff, the president and owner of University Archives.

Mr. Reznikoff added, "Fully one-third of the catalog is dedicated to U.S. Presidents, in particular Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and John F. Kennedy. We also have a very strong selection in the entertainment, Old West, military, art, music, literature, international and sports categories."

Lot 285 is Marilyn Monroe's Connecticut driver's license, boldly signed by her as "Marilyn Monroe Miller," and PSA/DNA slabbed and certified authentic. The circa July 28, 1958 license (which has no photo) gives the actress's birthday, height, and address in Roxbury, Connecticut, where she lived with playwright husband Arthur Miller from 1956-1961 (est. $30,000-$40,000).

Lot 431 is a two-page autograph letter signed by Einstein and written in German to his youngest son Tetel, explaining that he fled Europe in September 1933 because "there were plans for my assassination." Einstein's shocking revelation modifies preconceptions about assassination as being the fate of only presidents, politicians, or Civil Rights leaders (est. $30,000-$40,000).

Also offered is a one-page autograph manuscript in German by Einstein, relating to his development of the Unified Field Theory (est. $30,000-$40,000).

University Archives' offices are located at 88 Danbury Rd. (Suite #2A) in Wilton, Conn. For more information about University Archives and the 469-lot, online-only Rare Signed Manuscripts, Books, Photos, & Relics auction scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st, at 10:30 am Eastern time, please visit

John Reznikoff

Source: University Archives

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