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    A NOBEL PRIZE FOR SALE AT CHRISTIE’S

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Alfonso Garcia Robles in 1982 for his pioneering work in nuclear disarmament comes up at Christie’s in New York on April 28.  It will be included in The Exceptional Sale and is estimated at $400,000-600,oo0. Garcia Robles was the driving force behind the Treaty of Tlatelolco, opened for signing 50 years ago on February 14, 1967, and significant for keeping Latin America and the Caribbean nuclear-free to this day. The Nobel Peace Prize medal is 18 carat gold and 2.5 inches diameter.

    “We are thrilled and honored to be offering this tangible symbol of mankind’s struggle for peace,” remarks Becky MacGuire, specialist of The Exceptional Sale. “In 1962 Alfonso Garcia Robles watched the Cuban missile crisis unfold a mere 1,500 miles off Mexico, and he resolved to put an end to the horrific nuclear threat for his beloved country and the entire region. His unwavering dedication to the cause of disarmament resulted in the ground-breaking Treaty that did end that threat. The Nobel Peace Prize honoring Garcia Robles reminds us of the very best in humanity, just as great, transformative works of art do.”

    A NOBEL PRIZE MEDAL AWARDED IN 1953 AT SOTHEBY’S

    Friday, July 10th, 2015
    The Nobel Prize awarded to Sir Hans Krebs in 1953.

    The Nobel Prize awarded to Sir Hans Krebs in 1953.

    The Nobel Prize medal awarded to Hans Krebs (1900-1981) – the scientist who explained the conversion of food into energy within the cell – comes up at Sotheby’s in London on July 14. A Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany for the UK in the early 1930’s Hans Krebs became on the most pre-eminent scientists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1953.  The medal is being sold to benefit the Hans Krebs Trust,  established to provide grants to support refugee scientists and the training of young scientists in the biomedical sciences.  The medal is estimated at £250,000-350,000.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £275,000