News | November 25, 2023

Signed Oppenheimer Photo, Tesla Greeting Card, and Enigma Machine to Auction

RR Auction

Robert Oppenheimer signed photograph

RR Auction's December Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale includes dedicated sections highlighting the historical significance of World War II and the advancements in science and technology.

Highlights include a rare Nikola Tesla signed greeting card and a one-of-a-kind Robert Oppenheimer signed photograph taken in 1947 by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine which captures a meeting with Albert Einstein. 

Other highlights include:

  • a NASA-Grumman print signed by all 12 moonwalkers, bearing over 300 signatures, including those of aerospace leaders, political figures, and engineers from NASA and Grumman
  • a fully operational Enigma I electromechanical cipher machine, crafted in 1943 for the German military, and housed in its original stained oak case with spare cables, light bulbs, and instructions
  • a rare Mao Zedong signed banquet menu
  • a  letter by Napoleon Bonaparte
  • various documents signed by historical figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, and James Dean

The Fine Autograph and Artifacts auction concludes on December 6.