May Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes May 11  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

Current Auction
Ends May 11th
Featured Items (48)
Web Exclusive (17)
Presidents (218)
Aviation (9)
Notables (182)
Declaration of Independence Signers (6)
Activists and Social Leaders (17)
Supreme Court (6)
American West (8)
Notorious Figures and Lawmen (8)
Businessmen (7)
Scientists and Inventors (35)
Intellectuals (6)
World Leaders and Politicians (40)
Royalty (32)
Religious Figures (3)
Titanic and Maritime (1)
Explorers and Archaeologists (2)
Military (56)
Weapons, Uniforms, & Artifacts (10)
Space (51)
Art, Architecture, and Design (21)
Comic Art & Animation (19)
Literature (86)
Classic Music (30)
Modern Music (95)
Classic Entertainment (76)
Sports (45)
All Auction Items (905)
Marvels of Modern Music Auction Preview
Begins May 12
Beatles (110)
Elvis Presley (4)
Bob Dylan (7)
Jimi Hendrix (12)
Rolling Stones (17)
The Doors (7)
Led Zeppelin (10)
Pink Floyd (15)
Grateful Dead (9)
Michael Jackson (7)
Madonna (6)
Country (2)
Jazz/Blues/Standards (45)
50s (10)
60s (52)
70s (70)
Gold, Silver & Platinum Records (35)
The Ramones (11)
Punk Rock (6)
80s (33)
90s and Beyond (11)
The Monte A. Melnick Ramones Collection (31)
David Bowie (8)
All Preview Items (518)
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2016 Auction Calendar
Jan 13
Jan 21
Feb 10
Feb 18
Mar 9
Mar 17
Apr 13
Apr 21
May 11
May 19
Jun 15
Jun 23
Jul 13
Jul 21
Aug 10
Aug 18
Sep 14
Sep 22
Oct 12
Oct 20
Nov 9
Nov 17
Dec 7
Dec 15
  More Dates & Deadlines

Relaxed Einstein signs for a fellow violinist before sailing to Germany for the last time

Casual vintage matte-finish 4.5 x 7 photo of Einstein holding a pipe, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in German (translated), “Mr. Zoellner, In remembrance of 2/28/32, Albert Einstein.” In fine condition, with slight lower left corner bend, faint edge wear, and Einstein inexplicably writing Zoellner’s last name over that of another recipient. Violinist Joseph Zoellner was the founding member of the Zoellner Quartet, famous for its offerings of chamber music. 

In January 1931, Einstein, who was in the United States for a research stay at the California Institute of Technology, paid a visit to the Zoellner Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, and played with the famed quartet demonstrating his ability as a violinist in performing works by Mozart and Beethoven. In December 1931, after having accepted an invitation to spend the winter term at CalTech, Einstein again encountered Zoellner and presented him with this image in February 1932. Four days later, Einstein sailed home to Germany on what would be his last visit. Having returned to CalTech for a third term in December 1932, Hitler’s rise to power in January 1933 forced Einstein to cut all ties with Germany, leading to his eventual emigration to the United States. An unusual and uniquely signed example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.

Bidding opens Monday, September 27
The auction closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2010


register to