Albert Einstein's Vintage (Smelly) Jacket Is Worth Over $145,000
Christie's auction house sold the scientist's jacket to an unnamed buyer.By Ryan Biek | July 14, 2016
A leather jacket worn by arguably the most famous scientist in the world just sold for a little over $146,000 — nose plugs not included.
Albert Einstein was a chronic pipe smoker, and a specialist told Christie's auction house, "Astonishingly, 60 years after his death, his jacket still smells of smoke."
But if you can get past the "pungent" smell, the jacket is practically a part of Einstein himself. The earliest photos of him wearing it come from the mid-1930s "at the height of his fame."