According to their press release published February 14, 2017, Christie's will auction a gold Nobel Peace Prize medal in April. -Editor
Christie’s is honored to announce that the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Alfonso Garcia Robles in 1982 for his pioneering work in nuclear disarmament will be offered for auction. 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, estimated at $400,000 – $600,000, and will be included in The Exceptional Sale on April 28 in New York.
“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 groundbreaking 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.”
The Treaty of Tlatelolco was the first disarmament agreement covering a populous region of the world, preceded only by a 1962 agreement covering Antarctica. The Treaty remains an influential model
to this day with pioneering verification measures and a protocol ratified by the United States, Russia and the other nuclear nations at that time. Known as “Mr. Disarmament”, Garcia Robles was a
delegate to the 1945 San Francisco conference that established the UN, a Mexican ambassador to Brazil, Mexico’s ambassador to the UN and Foreign Minister of Mexico before becoming Mexico’s permanent
representative to the UN Committee on Disarmament.
Unfortunately, the press release does not illustrate the other side of the medal, and the lot doesn't appear to be onthe firm's web site yet. -Editor
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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE AWARDED TO ALFONSO GARCIA ROBLES TO HIGHLIGHT CHRISTIE’S APRIL AUCTION
Wayne Homren, Editor
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