Lot #47
Lyndon B. Johnson

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Estimate: $1200+

Description

Significant steel-nib fountain pen used by President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the ‘Joint Resolution to Authorize the United States Secret Service to Furnish Protection to Major Presidential or Vice-Presidential Candidates’ (H. J. Res. 1292). The official 'bill signer' Parker pen measures 5.25″ long and features a clear plastic grip with blue presidential seal with silver-tone cap and gold end and clip. Includes the original presentation box with presidential seal and facsimile signature of President Johnson, as well as a typed caption affirming that the pen was “used by the President on June 6, 1968, in signing H. J. Res. 1292.” The steel nib is not included. In fine condition, with some foxing to the box. From the estate of Secret Service Agent Warren W. 'Woody' Taylor. On November 22, 1963, the day of President Kennedy's assassination, Taylor was on assignment in Dallas working as a Special Agent on Vice Presidential detail to protect Lady Bird Johnson. Taylor was in the vehicle immediately behind the Vice President's car in the Presidential motorcade.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #547 - Ended March 06, 2019