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    Albert Einstein Autograph Note Signed "A. Einstein 54." on a printed card, 5" x 3.5", 1954, n.p. The card is printed with the following: "May I send you my warm thanks for your gracious message of congratulation on the occasion of my birthday. It was most thoughtful of you to remember me." Following this, the eminent scientist has written in German in black ink, "Freundlichen Dank, Bruder in der [?]" (Thank you kindly, brother in the [?].) At the top of the note has been written in pencil and then erased, "To Dr. Dan Q. Posin". Einstein and Posin, a nuclear physicist, were colleagues; Einstein wrote the introduction to Posin's 1948 book, I Have Been to the Village.

    Einstein's birthday was March 14, 1879. In 1954, he celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday at home at 112 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey. He only lived to celebrate one more birthday before dying in April 1955. The note is in fine condition and is framed and matted with an image of Einstein to an overall size of 12" x 15.5".

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    June, 2009
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
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