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Toy that inspired a genius....<br />
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One of Albert Einstein's favourite childhood toys has emerged for sale for £46,000. ($60,000)<br />
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The genius physicist entertained himself for many hours as a young boy in the early 1880s playing with the pegboard.<br />
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The German game, titled 'Perlen Mosaik Spiel' (Mosaic Pearl Game), came with 520 coloured wooden beads which could be placed in a punch-hole frame, allowing the precocious youngster to build designs.<br />
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Einstein was so fond of the game he kept hold of it for the rest of his life.<br />
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It is now going under the hammer with auctioneer Bonhams New York.