Presidents and First Ladies (8)

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TLS as president signed “Gerald R. Ford,” three pages, 7 x 10.5, White House letterhead, October 31, 1975. Important letter to Senator Frank Church, outlining the reasons why his committee's Congressional report involving US political assassination activities should remain classified. In part: "I am writing to urge the Select Committee not to make public the report on the subject …

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Exceedingly rare official Hallmark card issued during the 1963 holiday season, featuring an image of a nativity scene on the front, measuring 9 x 6.5 open, signed inside in bold ink as president, "John Kennedy," and as first lady, "Jacqueline Kennedy." The image on the front is identified as "Creche in East Room, The White House," and a gilt-embossed presidential seal and engraved holiday greetin…

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Excessively rare official Executive Mansion card, 4 x 2.75, neatly signed in ink as president, "James A. Garfield, March 12, 1881." Annotated below in a collector's hand, "President of the U.S.A., 1881." In very good to fine condition, with toning to the edges, and old mounting residue on the reverse. On March 12th, a Saturday afternoon eight days after Garfield's inauguration as preside…

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TLS as president signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, June 3, 1963. Letter to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Van Doren, on the hope of passing his signature legislation: the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. In part: "I want to thank you for your letter of May 25, with its attached communication from a group of writers, artists and scientists which you properly…

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LS as secretary of state, signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 9.75, June 17, 1790. Letter to "His Excellency The President of New Hampshire," fellow Declaration signer Josiah Bartlett, in full: "I have the honor to send you herein inclosed two copies duly authenticated of the Resolution respecting the arrears of pay due to the troops of the lines of the States of Virginia and North …

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In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943 in Blackett Strait in the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri rammed and sank PT-109, a torpedo armed fast attack vessel used by the U.S. Navy in World War II commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy. Two sailors, Harold Marney and Andrew Kirksey, did not survive this attack. This extraordinary archive was kept by Harold Marney’s mother Jenn…

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Incredible sperm whale tooth scrimshaw from the personal collection of President John F. Kennedy, which was presented to United States Army General Maxwell D. Taylor by former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the death of her husband. The tooth, which stands 6.5″ in height, is mounted within a silver base that measures 4.25″ in diameter and is engraved on the front and back rim…

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Towards the close of the war in 1945, Ambassador Joseph Kennedy arranged for his 28-year-old son, Jack, to work for Hearst newspapers. This allowed the young veteran to attend the opening session of the United Nations in San Francisco in May and then travel abroad to cover post-war Europe during the Summer of 1945.JFK followed Prime Minister Churchill throughout England during his reelection campa…

Now At: $32,211 (10 bids)