LINUS PAULING - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE PORTER, VINCENT DU VIGNEAUD, A.J.P. MARTIN, GLENN T. SEABORG, RONALD GEORGE WREYFORD NORRISH, LORD ALEXANDER R. TODD, DEREK BARTON, LARS ONSAGER, LUIS FEDERICO LELOIR - HFSID 283174
Sale Price $637.50
NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS IN CHEMISTRY
Ten winners of the coveted prize, most from the 1950s, sign a First Day Cover honoring the National Academy of Science
First Day Cover signed: "Derek Barton", "RGW Norrish", "Todd", "A.J.P. Martin", "Linus Pauling", "Luis Leloir", "Glenn T. Seaborg", "Vincent du Vigneaud", "Lars Onsager", "George Porter", 6½x3½. FDC observing the 100th anniversary of the National Academy of Science, postmarked Washington, D.C., October 14, 1963, 5-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Signers include GLENN T. SEABORG (1951, trans-uranium elements), A. J. P. Martin (1952, partition chromatography), LINUS PAULING (1954 - chemical bonding in complex molecules); Pauling also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962, VINCENT DU VIGNEAUD (1955 - synthesis of a polypeptide hormone), LORD ALEXANDER TODD (1957, nucleotide co-enzymes), RONALD G.W. NORRISH and GEORGE PORTER (1967 - fast chemical reactions induced by short energy pulses), LARS ONSAGER (1968 - discovery of the reciprocal relationships bearing his name) DEREK BARTON (1969 - application of the confirmation concept to chemistry) and LUIS FEDERICO LELOIR (1970 - discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in biosynthesis of carbohydrates). Lightly creased and worn at corners. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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