Lot 104 of 168:
Einstein note as he turns 75  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
$6,000 - $9,000

Autograph note signed by Albert Einstein, with an envelope addressed by him and a birthday poem written for him

Einstein, Albert

Princeton & New York





  • Four-line handwritten signed postscript by Einstein to a pre-printed thank you card acknowledging birthday wishes. In German.
  • The typed poem, in German, written by William Reed of New York City in celebration of Einstein's seventy-fifth birthday, which occasioned the response by Einstein. With two-line manuscript closing and signature of Reed.
  • Envelope hand-addressed by Einstein to Reed, with 3-cent stamp and Princeton cancellation.

The three items are each glued to an appropriately-sized backing board, which are in turn mounted on a larger board (previously framed). Overall. 28x35.5 cm (11x14").

A unique and handsome memorialization of the great scientist, who was to die the following year, one month after his 76th birthday. After his 75th birthday, Einstein here fittingly sends a poetic quatrain response to the sender of the laudatory poem.

Lot Amendments

Some toning to the poem and envelope, very good.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.