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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Joe Biden and Jill Biden waving from the steps of Air Force Two during his vice presidency, signed in black felt tip, "Joe Biden" and "Jill Biden." In fine condition, with a few light surface creases and a Beckett label affixed to the lower corner. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services.

Sold For: $2,069 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Official White House card featuring a vignette of the executive mansion, 3.75 x 2.5, boldly signed in black ink by George Bush, and annotated along the bottom in another hand with the date of his inauguration as president. In very fine condition.

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Color 11.25 x 15.25 print of the front page of The Sun featuring George W. Bush and Tony Blair, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, "To Rupert, With best wishes, George W. Bush." Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 21. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. The Sun is owned by the Murdoch-run News UK, a wholly owned subsidiary…

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Two photos: an official color satin-finish 10 x 8 White House photo of Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signing the SALT-II nuclear treaty on June 18, 1979, signed in black felt tip, "Jimmy Carter," and in the lower border, "With best wishes—Ralph Earle, Chairman, U.S. SALT Delegation"; and a glossy 10 x 8 photo of President Carter seated with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and another gent…

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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 21, 1925. Letter to noted New York investment banker, mining magnate, and philanthropist Adolph Lewisohn, in part: "I am particularly appreciative to your thought in sending me the copy of your article '50 Years in Business.' I look forward to reading it with special interest. I count on your letting me know whenever y…

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Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 close-up photo of Dwight D. Eisenhower, signed neatly in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition, with trimmed borders. An ideal uninscribed portrait of Ike.

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Fountain pen signature as president, "Dwight D. Eisenhower,” on an off-white 7 x 10.25 sheet of blank official White House letterhead. In fine condition.From the collection of Brigadier General Robert L. Schulz, longtime military aide to Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Five ink signatures of Dwight D. Eisenhower on individual off-white slips removed from the close of letters, with Eisenhower signing his name in different variations—"D. E.," "D. D. E.," "Ike," "Ike E.," and "Dwight D. Eisenhower." In overall fine condition.From the collection of Brigadier General Robert L. Schulz, longtime military aide to Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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TLS, one page, 7 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 26, 1961. Letter to Gilbert Darlington, in part: "Thank you so much for giving me, when I was in New York so recently, a copy of your 'Merry Christmas, 1961' poem. Indeed, we must all have some hope, no matter how black the clouds seem at times." In fine condition.

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Hand-addressed and free franked mailing envelope, 4.5 x 2.75, addressed in another hand to "M. B. Anderson, L.L.D., Rochester, N. Y.," and franked in the upper right, "Free, M. Fillmore." Postmarked "Free" at Buffalo, New York, November 30, 186[2?]." In fine condition.

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ALS signed “Gerald R. Ford,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 27, 1992. In full: "Thanks so much for remembering our Ford clan at Christmastime. We all enjoyed the Holiday Basket of fruit, jellies, cakes & salmon. We thank you for your thoughtfulness. The Fords hope you have a wonderful Christmas." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope,…

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Souvenir typescript on an off-white 6.25 x 8.5 sheet of personal letterhead with an embossed presidential eagle, signed in blue felt tip, "Gerald R. Ford, 2/23/96." The statement, which regards the findings of the Warren Commission following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in full: "In 1964, the Warren Commission unanimously decided: 1. Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin, and 2. T…

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Partly-printed DS, one page, 7.75 x 3.5, September 12, 1910. Promissory note by which Harding agrees to pay The Duplex Printing Press Company of Battle Creek Michigan the sum of $1,000, with the lower half boldly filled out and signed by Harding in ink: "The Marion County Bank, The Harding Pub. Co., by W. G. Harding, Prest." In fine condition.

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The Marion Star business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Harding, "W. G. Harding," payable to American Press Ass'n for $77.75, May 19, 1908. In fine condition. Harding bought the Ohio daily newspaper The Marion Daily Star in 1884, and held ownership of the paper until mid-1923. Although Harding's editorial department slanted toward the Republican platform, the daily paper remai…

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Partly-printed DS, signed “W. G. Harding,” one page, 8.25 x 7, July 13, 1912. Voucher from The Harding Publishing Company (The Marion Star) filled out in another hand and made payable to W. G. Harding for $250, endorsed on the lower panel in ink by Harding. In fine condition. Harding bought the Ohio daily newspaper The Marion Daily Star in 1884, and held ownership of the paper until …

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Fletcher's Bank check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harrison, "Benj. Harrison," payable to N. Y. Draft for $250, November 6, 1886. In fine condition, with some feathering to ink.

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Vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 Underwood & Underwood studio portrait of Herbert Hoover, signed below in black ink, "Yours faithfully, Herbert Hoover." In very good to fine condition, with silvering to the perimeter of the image, light creasing to the borders, and rippling to the side edges.

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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, November 22, 1929. Letter to Miss Marion C. Deane, in part: "The passing of Secretary Good has left a gap in our public life and a lasting grief in the hearts of his friends." In fine condition, with a trivial brush to the signature.

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.75, September 9, 1831. President Jackson grants Daniel Roberts of Preble County, Ohio, a tract of land in Cincinnati containing 80 acres. Signed prominently at the conclusion by President Jackson, and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. The white paper seal affixed to lower left remains intact. In very …

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Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring Kennedy's christening of the nuclear submarine USS Lafayette in 1962, signed in fountain pen, "Jacqueline Kennedy." In very fine condition.

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Lovely Italian-made silver-tone Virgin Misericordia (Virgin of Mercy) religious medal gifted to John and Jacqueline Kennedy upon the birth of their son John F. Kennedy, Jr. The pendant, .5 x .75, bears a divine image of the Virgin Mary encircled by prayer text, with reverse featuring a raised symbol of the Marian cross. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of provenance from Ma…

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Very desirable original vintage color glossy 5 x 7 photo of President Kennedy walking with his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr., along the West Wing colonnade on October 10, 1963, taken by official White House photographer Cecil W. Stoughton. Reverse bears "A Kodak Paper" watermarks, a pencil notation, "C333-6-63,” and a Stoughton ink stamp. In fine condition. Encapsulated by PSA as an authentic &…

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Unusual vintage matte-finish 5.5 x 7.5 photo of McKinley, displayed in a 10 x 12 mat, signed on the mat in ink, "William McKinley," with an inscription in another hand, "Many happy birthdays, for Ida F. Dumont, November 1st, 1900." The image has an interesting three-dimensional quality, with the face and chest raised from the background. Framed and in very good to fine condition, with some scored…

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TLS, one page, 7 x 9, Office of the Vice President letterhead, March 30, 1955. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Neil Carothers III, in full: "This is just a note to tell you how pleased Mrs. Nixon and I were to receive an announcement of your recent marriage. Knowing both of your families, it was a particular pleasure to have this news. We want to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to you both f…

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