Rare artifacts from Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein are going to the auction block next month in New York City.
Christie’s says they’re among the featured items at its Dec. 5 sale of books, manuscripts and Americana.
A letter signed “A. Lincoln,” discusses the issue of slavery. Its presale estimate is $500,000 to $700,000.
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A wooden mallet bearing the initials “A.L.” could sell for $300,000 to $500,000. Lincoln used it during his youth in Indiana.
Einstein’s telescope has an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.
Einstein was photographed with the telescope in his Berlin study around 1927. He had it shipped when he settled in America and later gave it to a friend.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.