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199   Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Napkin Ring  $100 $156 You must login to place a bid.
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#199 - Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Napkin Ring

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President Eisenhower’s personally-owned and -used unusual hand-carved bone napkin ring, measuring 1.75″ tall and 1.5″ in diameter, carved such that it features raised lettering, “DDE 11 4 52,” in a design that features the date set above his smaller middle initial. Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card from Delores Moaney, the Eisenhower’s cook and wife of Sgt. John Moaney, who served as President Eisenhower’s valet beginning in 1942. In part: “The handcarved napkin ring was owned and used by President Eisenhower. It is carved ‘DDE 11-4-52.’ My husband was the personal valet to the President from 1942 until the President’s death on 3/28/69.” It was on November 4, 1952, that Eisenhower was elected president in a landslide victory over Democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson,


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