Rare Isaac Newton autograph already selling at $16,800


2015-06-26 12:54:35


Rare Isaac Newton autograph already selling at $16,800

A rare autograph from Isaac Newton is attracting huge bids ahead of a July 18 sale

An excitingchance to own a rare autograph from Isaac Newton is already attracting strong interest ahead ofits July 18 sale.

Isaac Newton AutographAn extremely rare and significant Newton autograph

The English physicist is widely regarded as the most influential figure in the history of science and his autograph is highly coveted by collectors. Entering the sale with a minimum bid of just $2,500, the document has already soared to $16,838 - with over two weeks still left to bid. In this example, Newton signs an invoice as Master of the Mint, after his friend and chancellor of the exchequer, Charles Montagu, recommended him for the role in 1696. It was a position that Newton took very seriously and one he would hold for the last 30 years of his life, making thisdocument of considerable significance.

Featuring a bold, crispsignature from Newton alongside two others, the document can expect to see stunning results when bidding closes. In 2005, a letter from Newton sold 92% above its high estimate at Christie's, achieving $88,176. An autograph from fellow physicist Marie Curie will feature alongside the Newton item,in a letter in which she marvels at the luminous by-product of her radiology research. Marking her discovery of radium, the letter is selling at $3,384. Paul Fraser Collectibles currentlyhas a magnificent collection of rare autographs on offer, including a spectacular document signed by the famedinventor Thomas Edison. Find out the investment performance of top autographs before you buy, with the PFC40 Autograph Index.

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