Lot #7127
Joe Biden Signature

"Thanks for taking the time to listen"—the 30-year-old Senator Biden signs at one of his first speaking gigs
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"Thanks for taking the time to listen"—the 30-year-old Senator Biden signs at one of his first speaking gigs

Vintage felt tip signature and inscription, "To Charles, Thanks for taking the time to listen and also thanks for being so polite with me. Best wishes, Joe Biden," on a pale yellow 5 x 4.5 album page, annotated along the top by the collector: "18 May 1973 - City Club." In very fine condition.

Biden, the newly minted 30-year-old senator from Delaware, spoke before the City Club of Cleveland on May 18, 1973. A recording of the hour-long talk reemerged with Biden's presidential candidacy, offering a time capsule of his views on race and party politics. In 2019, Cleveland.com observed: 'The recording highlights the paradox of Biden as someone simultaneously ahead of and behind the times. The presentation was sprinkled with off-color jokes that were dated even for the 1970s mixed with truly liberal talking points-including bemoaning the role of money in politics and advocating for public financing of federal elections-and the frank, blue-collar persona for which Biden is almost universally known.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022





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