This web page features many fine autographs of famous scientists, explorers, and historical figures. Coming soon are a number of astronaut autographs!

Latest update: 31 July 2017

ID#: AUTO506

Type: Signed Mary Leakey Postcard

Size: postcard

Description: In 1959, Mary found the "Zinjanthropus" (Australopithecus boisei) fossil which was to propel the Leakey family to worldwide fame. She died in 1996 at the age of eighty-three. Although it was Louis Leakey who was the more charismatic and well-known figure, Mary became a famous scientist in her own right. A nicely signed postcard.

Price: SOLD

ID#: AUTO507

Type: Signed Mary Leakey Postcard

Size: postcard

Description: In 1959, Mary found the "Zinjanthropus" (Australopithecus boisei) fossil which was to propel the Leakey family to worldwide fame. She died in 1996 at the age of eighty-three. Although it was Louis Leakey who was the more charismatic and well-known figure, Mary became a famous scientist in her own right. A nicely signed postcard.

Price: SOLD

ID#: AUTO508

Type: Signed Mary Leakey Postcard

Size: postcard

Description: In 1959, Mary found the "Zinjanthropus" (Australopithecus boisei) fossil which was to propel the Leakey family to worldwide fame. She died in 1996 at the age of eighty-three. Although it was Louis Leakey who was the more charismatic and well-known figure, Mary became a famous scientist in her own right. A nicely signed postcard.

Price: SOLD

ID#: AUTO509

Type: Signed Mary Leakey Postcard

Size: postcard

Description: In 1959, Mary found the "Zinjanthropus" (Australopithecus boisei) fossil which was to propel the Leakey family to worldwide fame. She died in 1996 at the age of eighty-three. Although it was Louis Leakey who was the more charismatic and well-known figure, Mary became a famous scientist in her own right. A nicely signed postcard.

Price: SOLD

ID#: AUTO528

Type: Louis Agassiz autograph

Size: cut autograph

Description: One of the great scientists of his day, and one of the "founding fathers" of the modern American scientific tradition. Please look him up and read about a few of the works he was a part of. Born 1807 and died 1873. Cut signature

Price: $125 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

charles richter autograph

ID#: AUTO555

Type: Charles Richter autograph

Size: signed card

Description: The Richter Magnitude Scale was invented in 1935 by Charles Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device to compare the sizes of earthquakes. Charles Richter developed the Richter Scale.

Price: $75 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Julius Payer autograph

ID#: AUTO527

Type: Julius Von Payer autograph

Size: signed letter, 1882

Description: Julius Von Payer 1842 - 1915, Austrian explorer and painter. While on an expedition (1872 - 74) to navigate the Northeast Passage with Karl Weyprecht, Payer accidentally found Franz Josef Land. His paintings are very collectible. This is a letter signed in 1882

Price: $295 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Denton Cooley

ID#: AUTO526

Type:Denton Cooley autograph

Size: signed picture, 1998

Description: Denton Cooley was a pioneer of Heart Transplants. Date of birth: August 22, 1920. Denton Cooley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is a gifted physician who has truly transformed the practice of medicine,”

Price: $45 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Floyd Gibbons

ID#: AUTO504

Type: Floyd Phillips Gibbons autograph

Size: signed letter, 1934

Description: Floyd Phillips Gibbons (born 1887, Washington, D.C.; died September 1939, Pennsylvania) was the war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I. He was a pioneer aviator, adventurer and early Radio Broadcaster. Nice signed letter on New York Journal stationary to a fan in 1934.

Price: $200 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Burton Richter

ID#: AUTO512

Type: Burton Richter autograph

Size: signed copy of lecture, 1976

Description: Burton Richter- American physicist who was jointly awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize for Physics with Samuel C. C. Ting for the discovery of a new subatomic particle, the J/psi particle the first of a new class of very massive, long-lived mesons
Richter studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he received his doctorate in 1956. That same year he became a research associate at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., becoming a full professor in 1967. This is a signed copy of his Nobel lecture in physics in 1976.

Price: $100 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Ronne autograph

ID#: AUTO514

Type:Finn Ronne autograph

Size: signed card, 1882

Description: Finn Ronne 1899-1980, Norwegian-American Antarctic explorer. Ronne graduated from college in Norway in 1922 and immigrated to the United States. His first of nine Antarctic expeditions was with Admiral Richard Byrd in 1933. In 1947, Ronne went with his wife, a scientist, on what became the first Antarctic research expedition to include women. The Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea bears his name. He wrote Antarctic Conquest (1949) and Antarctica, My Destiny (1979).Signed card over a stamped, “Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition 1946-1948” $85

Price: $85 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Fuertes

ID#: AUTO515

Type: Louis Agassiz Fuertes autograph

Size: signed card

Description: Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927) was an American ornithologist, illustrator and artist. Fuertes decided to concentrate on painting birds as a career after meeting Elliott Coues in 1894  Roger Tory Peterson proclaimed in the introduction to the 1971 book that he was arguably one of the most renown and influential bird artists of the 20th Century. This is a nice signature on a card.

Price: $95 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Booker T. Washington autograph

B.T. Washington daughter

ID#: AUTO519

Type: Booker T. Washington & daughter autographs

Size: signature and envelope

Description: Booker Taliafero Washington was born a slave and deprived of any early education. He nonetheless became America's foremost black educator of the early 20th century. He was the first teacher and principal of the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, a school for African-Americans. There he championed vocational training as a means for black self-reliance. A well-known orator, Washington also wrote a best-selling autobiography (Up From Slavery, 1901) and advised Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft on race relations. Short letter signed, “If you desire further information….Booker T Washington.” Also included with this letter is a First Day Issue signed by his daughter. An awesome combination!

Price: $875 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

edmund hillary autograph

ID#: AUTO521

Type: Sir Edmund Hillary autograph

Size: signed card

Description: Adventurer and explorer. First man to climb Mt Everest. Signed card under type "Sir Edmund Hillary"

Price: $125 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Lord Kelvin

ID#: AUTO522

Type: Lord Kelvin autograph

Size: signed card, 1903

Description: In 1848 Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) wrote in his paper, "On an Absolute Thermometric Scale", of the need for a scale beginning with “infinite cold” (absolute zero). The “K” Kelvin scale was named in his honor. He was one of the founders of modern physics, and probably the greatest applied scientist of the Victorian era. Lord Kelvin died in 1907, aged 83. Small card signed “Kelvin April 8 1903” with his typed address.

Price: $235 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)

Diemer

ID#: AUTO525

Type:Walter Diemer autograph

Size: signed card

Description: Walter Diemer, the inventor of Bubble gum

Price: SOLD

William Jenner

ID#: AUTO529

Type:William Jenner autograph

Size: cut autograph, 1896

Description: Sir William Jenner, 1st Baronet (January 30 1815 – December 11 1898) was a significant English physician primarily known for having discovered the distinction between typhus and typhoid. Cut from a letter Sept 26, 1896.

Price: $110 + $2 S&H (see ordering info)