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This Bizarre Rarity was commissioned by Albert Einstein himself, to be created by Katherine Stubergh (the legendary wax sculptress of the stars) shortly after he came to America. This amazing work was done as a “Live Blast” which means that Mr. Einstein actuallysatwithStubergh in her studio as she took a mold casting off of his face and created this exact detailed work of art! This is the only one known to exist! If this wasn't already enough, on the back of the head, Einstein has signed the piece! Please view photo #4, as this is a close up of the back of the head underneath the hair. This original piece of Wax history was kept by Stubergh for her personal collection, only later to be sold to Mr. Herbert A. Moore, Owner of the Cave City Wax Museum. As shown in attached photo 6, this is a copy of the original document signed by Moore detailing how he acquired this piece for his museum from Miss Stubergh. This original letter from Moore, will also come with the figure upon the item's sale. In addition to the letter, the original box that Miss Stubergh shipped Einstein in from her studio to the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky will also accompany this item. This box still shows both the return and shipping address of both Stubergh and the Museum to which she sold the piece. Below I have posted two web addresses, and I encourage you to please view in relation to Katherine Stubergh and the great lost art of wax sculpting.
The Cave City Wax Museum, that housed and displayed Einstein for the past half century, has now closed and has been sold. In May of 2012, nearly all of the 65 wax figures were sold with an online live auction in Ohio. It is with great pleasure our Ebay Store: "Online Yard Sales" has been given the distinct pleasure of offering and displaying this original,"one-of-a-kind", original Katherine Stubergh, Wax Masterpiece! This item will be listed for sale here on Ebay for the next 7 days, in Ebay Auction Style Format. This item does have a buyers reserve, however this reserve is a very modest, and under-valued price in comparison to the speculated value that has been placed upon this item by professionals who have expressed their opinion in reference to the items collectible value. Now is the time, and this is the place to make your bid. This is your rare opportunity to own a true "one-of-a-kind" piece of history!
I encourage you to please view this item with great detail and realize this is something that can never be "re-created" again to this great degree of quality and accuracy. Imagine, if you would, Albert Einstein lying in Katherine Stuberghs studio, and having the exact shown wax mold pulled from his face! It is truly remarkable to think that this wax creation of art is an identical mold of Einsteins exact facial features! There will never be another of such accuracy, and here is your possible "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to own it............So Place your bid now to win! Auction Ends July 14th!
Shipping arrangements will be made privately and securely with the new owner, and if needed, through legal counsel for the safe and secure delivery of this item. As shown in photograph #2, being sold is the actual "Life-Size" display of Albert Einstein. The head, hands, and feet are all Stubergh constructed. The body is made of jointed wood, so that Einstein can be displayed in your choice of actual human positions. Just imagine if you would, having the greatest thinker of all time adorning your personal home in a mere life-like pose! Perhaps you choose to have Einstein accompany you to dinner at your family's table? Or maybe a night of family time in front of the television while Einstein sits and stares at you with his original glass eyes? The possibilities of this Wax Work of Art are endless!
As mentioned, this listing will be "live" with a 7 Day Auction Format. We encourage you to please view the provided links about Katherine Stubergh along with the great, now lost, art of wax making. In addition, please view the links of the numerous news articles that have been showing up worldwide concerning this item! It is with great pleasure our Ebay store has been given the opportunity to not only list this item for Auction, but see and view this item in person and hear this remarkable story of Stubergh and Einstein. Here is your chance to own a part of history; how you chose to handle it of course is ultimately up to you! Thank you again for your time in viewing and visiting this listing and our Ebay store. It has been a pleasure to share this "Life-Like" Experience with you!
This Item is Making News Worldwide!
7-4-2012 Update - News Reporters Across Europe and in the United States have been in Contact with us regarding this item. Below we have provided a copy of the links address to the Numerous News Stories we have seen starting to show up online around the World:
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On Jul-10-12 at 06:46:07 PDT, seller added the following information:
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7/10/2012: NOTE - Please note that although this item shows the 14 day return policy that has been implemented by Ebay policy for all Ebay stores having to have 90% of their items with this feature, that there is not a return option on this item due to possible risk of the item being sold, then copied and molded, and then returned for a refund. Due to the value and rarity of this item, private delivery options of course will be discussed after the sale with the winner of the auction. If you have any possible questions regarding this please do not hesitate to message us. Once again, just to clarify, THERE IS NOT A 14 DAY RETURN POLICY ON THIS ITEM DUE TO THE RISK OF THE ITEM BEING COPIED AND THEN RETURNED. Please understand this prior to bidding on the item, and if any questions, please feel free to message us. Once again we do encourage you to view our ebay Feedback along with sales history. We have always treated all of our Ebay customers exactly as we wish to be treated and this of course will continue to be the case with this unique item as well. - Thank you - Online Yard Sales.
On Jul-13-12 at 10:22:42 PDT, seller added the following information:
7/13/2012: UPDATE NOTE
Thank you so much to everyone who has expressed interest along with questions concerning the Rare Einstein Wax Head. On Average we are receiving 15-20 questions per day in regards to the item, payment methods, and shipping. I would like to take a few moments to hopefully clarify a few possible concerns.
1. Return Policy/Delivery: In order to guarantee the complete satisfaction, along with safe delivery of the item to the auction winner, the current owners of the item have agreed to the following method of delivery and quality assurance of the item. A legal representative will personally deliver the item to any winner of the auction located outside the United States. In doing so, this will guarantee the safe and secure delivery of the item, and it will also allow the new owner of the item to inspect the item in person while an appointed trustee representing the seller is there in person with the item as well. Upon the new owners approval and satisfaction of the item being met, a final bill of sale will be completed between the new owner and trustee of the seller. This final bill of sale will then mark the completion of the transaction. Please understand, the owners of this item must take every pre-caution needed to protect this item. This item is extremely rare, and a true "one-of-a-kind". Another item this detailed of Albert Einsteins face can never be recreated due to Einsteins passing in 1955. In providing the hand delivery of the item, this assures safe delivery, and gives the auction winner a chance to inspect their purchase. I assure you, you will not be unhappy with your purchase, as the photos do not even do this item justice. In person this item looks completely human! You will not be disappointed. The owners of this item would not be willing to go to such great lengths to assure proper delivery if they did not believe you would not be happy with this item! In the United States, the owners are willing to meet anyone at a designated location for delivery of the item as well, and the same described conditions also apply in regards to inspection and completion of sale.
2. We have had numerous questions concerning method of payment: You do not have to have a paypal account to purchase this item. Any major credit card, including American Express can be used to purchase this item. We are a Premium Based Ebay store. Ebay will process any credit card payments for use regardless if you have a paypal account or not. In addition, the payment can be in the form of an over-nighted cashiers check. The payment can also be wired to the owner as well. Any other method of payment could possibly be made if prior agreement is made before auction ending. Please notice that we our a Paypal Verified Ebay Store, and we are listed in the directory of Certified Ebay Sellers.
In addition, the owner of this item has personally agreed to speak with any possible serious bidder should you have any further questions. If you will please simply send your question, along with your name and phone number to us via ebay message. I will then relay the message to the items owner, and he will contact you personally, and as quickly as possible. It is our hopes in offering this service, that any concerns, or questions can be answered, and that you are able to bid and buy with completeconfidence. We hope you are excited as we are, so good luck, and happy bidding!
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