RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends July 16th
Olympic Memorabilia Auction Preview
Begins Jul 17
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019-2020 Auction Calendar
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Feb 21
Mar 4
Mar 12
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 13
May 21
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Jul 23
Aug 12
Aug 20
Sep 9
Sep 12
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 4
Nov 12
Dec 2
Dec 10
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 53 - John F. Kennedy Presidential Inauguration Ticket and Invitation Issued to Eleanor Roosevelt Catalog 417 (Oct 2013)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $14,400.00 (includes buyer's premium)


Eleanor Roosevelt’s invitation and ticket to John F. Kennedy’s 1961 presidential inauguration. The embossed three-page invitation measures 6.5 x 10, and bears portraits of Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, both with printed signatures; her ticket to the presidential platform, 4.5 x 2.5, with her seating assignment stamped on the reverse, “The President’s Stand,” Row C, seat 9; and a program for the inaugural ceremonies, 6.25 x 9, with its red, white, and blue ribbon. All three items are housed in their original numbered envelope, with Roosevelt’s seating assignment on the front, as well as “Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt,” written on the front in another hand. In fine condition. As noted by historian Richard Reeves, Mrs. Roosevelt ‘had refused to sit on the inaugural platform with Kennedy and his family, wrapping herself in a mink coat and an Army blanket in the crowd below the stand.’ While inaugural tickets and invitations are available, those for important dignitaries, with seating very close to the president, are seldom seen. RR Auction COA.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.