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Albert Einstein Original Two-Page Handwritten and Signed Formula

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $19,550.00

Two-page formula, handwritten and signed by Albert Einstein, is presented on both sides of a single sheet measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. While the precise meaning of the complex formulas is beyond our comprehension, it is clear that this is a most intricate, elaborate, and carefully scripted example of Einstein's genius. The fact that Einstein has seen fit to sign his work suggests that it is complete, and has met with his approval. For Babe Ruth, the ideal signed item might be a bat or a ball, the tools of the baseball trade. For Einstein, it is a handwritten formula. The formula is the working tool of the great physicist's trade, representing the process of Einstein's unique ability to conceive, make sense of, capture and express complex natural laws that describe and define the universe. Few examples of Einstein's formulas are in the hands of collectors, especially signed examples of this length and precision. Most papers relating to Einstein's work are housed in the permanent collections of a few select museums and institutions. The handwriting is small, neat, and brilliantly crisp and bold. The mesmerizing complexity of the characters alone suggests Einstein's amazing scientific mind at work. It is signed along the bottom "A. Einstein" ("10") in bold, black ink. The piece is dated in light red pencil in the upper right "Jan. 4, 1946." The document is exceptionally clean, with very light fold lines, which are mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy. An extraordinary signed document from one of history's most significant figures. Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $19,550.00

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