Signed and inscribed sentiment by Nikola Tesla, dated June 14th 1902. 3.6″ x 1.9″ heavy stock notecard mounted on 4″ x 4.45″ piece of archival paper. With accompanying letter providing provenance from Edmund Zalinski to Gertrude Whiting. This, along with another Tesla letter which I have kept for my own collection, is essentially the crown jewel of the large archive of autographs assembled by Gertrude Whiting, about half of which were acquired by Zalinski and given to her. Captain Zalinski was a military engineer and inventor and most notably developed the pneumatic dynamite torpedo-gun (called the Zalinski gun). His work concentrated on naval, particularly submarine technology. There was a small overlap here with Tesla, who in 1898 tested a remotely controlled boat. Zalinski lived at the Century Club, as can be seen on the letterhead that he wrote to Ms. Whiting regarding his acquisition of Tesla’s signature. I literally have hundreds of items from the Zalinski-Whiting pair and the ones that I have found saleable are being listed online here. Update: Pictures have been updated with higher resolution versions. The item “Nikola Tesla SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED Notecard Dated 1902 and with PROVENANCE” is in sale since Thursday, November 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Science, Inventor”. The seller is “catringfancy” and is located in Amherst, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Nikola Tesla