THE PALOGER COLLECTION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORABILIA + PHOTOGRAPHS + NEGATIVES
JANUARY 23, 2020
The Paloger John F. Kennedy Collection January 23, 2020
Overview Of The Paloger John F. Kennedy Collection The Paloger JFK Memorabilia + Photograph Collection is the finest, most comprehensive, and historically significant JFK Collection ever assembled by a private collector. The two major components of the collection (memorabilia and photographs including original negatives) individually would stand alone as the finest ever assembled and this combination separates this collection from any other JFK collection in the world today or previously assembled. Ronnie Paloger assembled this collection as a 'tribute' to John F Kennedy. This is not an easy thing to do. I know firsthand with over 40 years experience in seeing collections come and go. Ronnie Paloger lives in Marina Del Rey, California. Ronnie would have to be included on any short list of the greatest memorabilia collectors in the United States over the past 30 years. In fact, he is probably singular in assembling three world class collections from three totally different categories: sports memorabilia (Muhammad Ali Collection, Christie's 1997), trading cards (1938 Horrors of Warâ€” PSA Registry Hall of Fame and world record sale for $700,000 in 2010), and historical memorabilia (this comprehensive JFK collection). The Paloger Collection will be the first major JFK collection to be offered intact, which was Ronnie Paloger's intention when he started assembling this collection as a 'tribute' to the life and times of JFK. It is his belief that a JFK collection of this magnitude should be permanently housed, maintained, and exhibited for current American and foreign visitors, academics, researchers, authors, and historians and future generations. RR Auction is proudly honoring his wishes. The Paloger Collection is so unique that LIFE Magazine featured photographs from this collection in their JFK 100-Year Commemorative Edition, 'John F. Kennedy...The Legacy' in May 2017 in an 'exclusive gallery' over the first 12 pages of this magazine after the introduction which was the photographic highlight in this issue. Paloger was the only individual contributor who is mentioned either in the 'contents' page or in the text as he is noted on the opening pages of his gallery 'Portraits of a Young Politician.' It is important to note that Paloger owns not only the original 4" x 5" negatives from these images but also more than 400 others from this time period of mostly unseen images of JFK. These would have to be considered the rarest and most historically significant and valuable original negatives extant which represent by far the largest collection in the world with even combining the inventories of all photo stock agencies and museums. The enormity and span combined with the high level of significant and unique artifacts in this collection will take your breath away. It starts with JFK's Choate Academy French textbook from 1931 used when JFK was 14 years old that includes an incredible 77 signatures in a variety of formats. This textbook also shows an early example of JFK's fine wit and sense of humor that is sprinkled across this collection as he writes on the frontispiece a warning not to steal his book by declaring: "This book is not an orphan, do not adopt it!" This textbook is part of a major 'Young Jack Kennedy' grouping that has phenomenal Kennedy artifacts from his years at both Choate Academy and Harvard University, including his senior year thesis which became the foundation for his first book, "Why England Slept" in 1940. JFK's World War 2 exploits as a 'war hero' aboard the PT-109 have taken on iconic status over the years as one of the most singular events in JFK's life, that certainty propelled his chances in winning his first political office in 1946 representing the Eleventh Congressional District of Greater Boston. But what was not known to the public until recently was an extraordinary correspondence spanning over 18 years from 1943â€“1961 as president between Jack Kennedy and the mother of Harold Marney, one of two sailors who was killed aboard the PT-109 in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 1943 in Blackett Strait in the Solomon Islands. What makes this archive so special is the fact that despite knowing Harold Marney for only one week, Jack Kennedy felt such loyalty to his shipmate and empathy and compassion to his mother to continue to correspond with Harold's mother over this length of time is remarkable.
Highlights include three handwritten letters from JFK to Marney's mother from 1943 + 1944 that are arguably the most historically significant handwritten letters that JFK ever wrote showing the incredible character of a future president of the United States as a 26 year old Lieut. jg (junior grade) officer displaying such compassion and honesty to a mother in agony whose son was MIA (missing in action). JFK writes about what happened aboard the PT-109 that night and that Harold did not survive. Nobody can read these letters now and be surprised that they were written by a future president of the United States. The collection covers JFK's years both as congressman and senator and features the rarest and most historically significant photographs from these periods in existence, and JFK's original handwritten manuscript draft for his announcement speech of his intention to run for the presidency in 1960. There are many significant artifacts from JFK's time as a candidate and as president including two beautiful watercolors of sailboats, never exhibited and signed "JFK 1960," JFK 's monogrammed necktie travel case with two raw silk hand-woven ties, the only known JFK back brace used by Kennedy that was gifted by Rose Kennedy to their family physician, JFK's personally owned and used wooden cigar box with presidential seal emblem inlaid on top with an engraved silver plaque on the front reading "John F Kennedy, My Cigars 1962" with two of the president's cigars still in the box, accompanied by a used JFK lighter from the Dave Power's Estate, a great JFK handwritten letter on White House stationery showing JFK's great wit to his brother-in-law Peter Lawford who was staying at the White House when this letter was left in Lawford's breakfast tray telling Lawford to be prepared that morning to go over JFK's script from PT-109 with him signed Louis B. Mayer. The entire letter in JFK's hand getting a rise out of his brother-in-law who was then having contract problems with the studio and particularly with Louis B Mayer. This is just a sampling of what makes the Paloger Collection so unique. The collection also includes photographs and personal artifacts of Jackie Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy (public domain), Robert Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Dave Powers, and Jack Ruby. As mentioned in the opening paragraph what really distinguishes this collection from all other JFK collections is the extraordinary archive of mostly unseen photographs (and most importantly the original negatives ) from JFK's 1946 Congressional campaign, 1952 Senatorial campaign and his Sept. 12, 1953 wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier. This includes 434 original 4" x 5" negatives all in their original glassine sleeves, 231 original 4" x 5" contact prints also in their original sleeves, and 405 first generation 5" x 8" photographs from these negatives most with contemporaneous background commentary written on the backs adding to their historical significance. These rare images (over 1,000) detail JFK's earliest and most critical political campaigns in his career as well as his wedding day to Jackie. It should be noted that all of these images are in the public domain and as such there are no copyrights passed from Ronnie Paloger to the future owner of these negatives. However there are numerous revenue streams that could be pursued from these public domain images which could derive potentially hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in perpetuity in the 'lease for use' revenue based on the current dollar amounts agencies charge for single uses of JFK images from 1946â€“1953, many of which are poor quality 'rental' prints from inferior resolutions when compared to the highest possible resolution and quality that would come from Ronnie Paloger's original negatives. Other revenue streams even beyond the leasing for 'use' of the negatives could be pursued on the basis of this collection. This could include the creation of high quality prints (over 100 gelatin silver prints 20" x 24" of such quality are included in this sale), calendars, postcards, and books that could be sold in museums and art galleries, as well as through other retail and internet sales. These negatives could also be used for future documentaries and magazines. The Paloger JFK Collection is truly a treasure trove of artifacts from the life and times of John F. Kennedy and RR Auction is proud and pleased in offering this once-in-a-lifetime collection to the public. RR Auction Bob Eaton CEO + Founder
Ronnie Paloger The Collector
Lot 1 Estimate: $ 1.5 M+
The Entire Contents Of The Paloger Collection Of John F. Kennedy Memorabilia + Photographs + Negatives And Lot 10 The Paloger Pt109 Archive
JFK’S FRENCH TEXTBOOK USED AS A 14-YEAR-OLD AT THE CHOATE SCHOOL IN 1931 Lot 2 Estimate $25,000+ John F. Kennedy's 1931 French textbook: "The New Chardenal," signed in ink by Jack Kennedy and by his older brother Joe Kennedy. Used by JFK as a 14 year old in his first year at Choate, with an incredible 77 partial and full signatures by JFK, with many variations, doodles, and homework assignments. Clever statements on the front and back pages from JFK warn against stealing his book, stating in pencil below Choate’s address, “This book is not an orphan, do not adopt it.” This is the first of many examples in this collection displaying JFK’s great wit and sense of humor.
JFK's French Textbook from 1931.
Jack Kennedy's French interrogatives in his handwriting.
77 PARTIAL AND FULL SIGNATURES BY JFK 6
“This Book Is Not An Orphan, Do Not Adopt It”
Joe Kennedy, Jack Kennedy Choate House Room 101 Choate Wallingford, Conn. “This Book Is Not An Orphan, Do Not Adopt It” 7
JOHN FRANCIS FITZGERALD KENNEDY
Probably the only such signature extant on page 267.
JFK's drawing of “Le Pantheon A Paris”
Kennedy writes his name and family address: Kennedy John F. 294 Pondfield Rd Bronxville NY 8
KENNEDYâ€™S FIRST DOODLE?
One of the earliest extant drawings from JFK's vivid imagination at 14 years of age: a smiling and happy face in the sky above La Porte St. Denis in his textbook. 9
JOHN F. KENNEDY SIGNS HIS NAME 12 TIMES ON THIS ONE PAGE ALONE!
One of the highlights from this collection, a truly remarkable and historically significant artifact shining a light on many different aspects of JFK's developing mind and personality as a 14 year old teenager.
JFK SIGNS HIS NAME IN INK AND WARNS AGAIN ABOUT STEALING HIS BOOK—"Drop this book!! This book is not an orphan do not adopt it" "Jack Kennedy Choate House Room 101 Choate Drop this book!! This book is not an orphan do not adopt it"
Kennedy signs his name three more times and adds at the bottom a curious arrangement of words.
YOUNG JACK KENNEDY DEFENDS A SCHOOLMATE AS A CHOATE SENIOR
Lot 3 Estimate $10,000+
John F. Kennedy ALS to Choate Headmaster Mr. St. John Nov. 22 (ironic date), 1934: Three page ALS as a 17 year old senior at Choate in 1934 to the headmaster Mr. St. John (George St. John). At Choate, traditionally each senior was assigned a freshman 'new boy' to help adjust to the school. The normal expectation was that the senior would provide guidance during the beginning of the first semester. That Kennedy took it upon himself to follow the progress of his charge, as evidenced by this letter, was far beyond the expectations placed by the school. It was of such note that the school administration mailed Kennedy's letter to Eugene's family as part of his first years progress report. Unpublished. JFK's time at Choate brought many life long friendships particularly with "Lemmer" Lem Billings. This was at a time when JFK displayed rebellious behavior with many of his classmates and formed a secret society with them known as The Muckers Club. It is significant to see a rare letter of this type survive from this period showing another side of JFK's developing personality.
Kennedy writes in full: Nov. 22, 1934 Dear Mr. St. John: My new boy, Eugene Arrendell, is one of the nicest boys, in my and others opinion, in Choate. He played a very fine game of foot-ball this year, and has remained as unconceited as he was when he first came. His studies have been quite low, but every marking period has been an improvement in each subject. As an example of this, one of his subjects came up from a 56 to a B-. He works very hard, and gets along with his room ate (sic) as well as he does with everyone that he comes in contact with. His attitude towards Choate, when he first came, was one of bewilderment, but now it is one of ardent loyalty. He is a credit to Choate, Mr. St. John. Faithfully yours, Jack Kennedy 12
JOHN F. KENNEDY ANSWERS 10 QUESTIONS ON A DC ELECTRIC MOTOR CIRCA 1935
Lot 4 Estimate $6,000+
JFK's Choate Physics Laboratory Worksheet signed John F Kennedy dated March 14: One page double-sided, answering 10 questions for a laboratory experiment incorporating a DC electric motor, circa 1935. Extremely rare and revealing as to JFK's understanding and grasp of a difficult subject. Unique.
3. Do the poles change and, if so, when? They change as shown by compass needles. Attraction and repulsion when armature has moved slightly past the magnetic lines. 5. What causes motion in this case? Attraction & Repulsion
8. What happens? The motor rotates clockwise.
9. Remove one and then two of the cells from the battery and notice what happens? The contact becomes weaker causing slowing rotation.
5 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PERSONAL DIARY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY'S SCRAPBOOK Lot 5 Estimate $10,000+ John F. Kennedy Collection of (5) Original Photographs from the Personal Collection of the Kennedy Family, “Young John Kennedy” by Gene Schoor, and a copy of LIFE Magazine’s JFK 100th Commemorative Edition: Unique collection of five original photographs from the personal collection of the Kennedy family given to biographer Gene Schoor in 1961 by Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. while Schoor was preparing his book “Young John Kennedy." Five one-of-a-kind photos that date to the early to mid 1930s during and soon after JFK’s high school years at Choate, all bearing typed captions affixed to the reverse. Accompanied by a typed memo of provenance on official White House letterhead. Outstanding one-of-a-kind original material documenting JFK’s formative years. The image of JFK + Rip Horton was published in LIFE’s JFK 100 Year Commemorative Edition celebrating his 100th birthday in May 2017.
Jack graduates from Choate
At Choate, a few of John Kennedy's friends in 1935. JFK seen above with top coat and leaning with his right arm, and hamming it up for the camera.
Jack and Rip Horton "PLEASE"â€”This photograph was published in the LIFE Magazine 'Commemorative Edition' celebrating JFK's 100th birthday on May 29, 2017.
Jack Kennedy atop the roof of the Kennedy estateâ€” Palm Beach, Florida, 1935
Jack Kennedy with his father and sister Kathleen, AKA 'Kick,' misidentified as a cousin on the label 17
EARLIEST KNOWN JOHN F. KENNEDY INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH Lot 6 Estimate $25,000+ JFK's 1935 Choate senior year portrait photograph inscribed in fountain pen, signed "Ken" his nickname in his yearbook to one of his best friends Lem Billings who would have a room at the White House and remained a best friend to Kennedy his entire life. Also signed by the photographer. Earliest known signed photograph of JFK. Sepia matte-finish 5.75Ë? x 9.5Ë? image in frame.
JFK'S CHOATE SCHOOL SENIOR YEAR PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED "KEN"
HISTORIC 1938 KENNEDY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH BY FABIAN BACHRACH
Lot 7 Estimate $10,000+
Extremely rare original 12.75˝ X 9.75˝ photograph showing the Kennedy family in the living room of their home in Bronxville, New York taken by acclaimed photographer Fabian Bachrach in 1938, also included is another Kennedy family photograph circa 1935 Palm Beach, Florida: Provenance: photograph originates from Bachrach’s personal collection and was obtained directly from the family. JFK was 21 years old when this photograph was taken and attending Harvard. Bachrach was one of America’s most prominent portrait photographers of the 20th century. A stunning, crystal clear portrait of America's greatest political family dynasty. The rarity of this photograph is historically significant as this photo is possibly the only formal portrait of this quality in private hands. In exceptionally fine condition.
Affixed to a high quality contemporaneous mount and gilt stamped in the lower right by Bachrach. Shown left to right: Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Patricia Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jean Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., and Rose Kennedy. 20
KENNEDY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA CIRCA 1935
JOHN F. KENNEDY’S ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT "INTRODUCTION" FOR HIS HARVARD UNIVERSITY SENIOR THESIS Lot 8 Estimate $50,000+ John F. Kennedy's original working manuscript introduction for his Harvard University Senior Thesis, Harvard Class Album 1940, and John F. Kennedy 1945 TLS to his Harvard Class of 1940: "Appeasement at Munich: The Inevitable Result Of The Slowness Of The British Democracy To A Rearmament Policy," 11 total pages including hand emendations in pencil and two lengthy handwritten pages in ink. This senior thesis became the foundation for JFK's first published book, "Why England Slept" in 1940 which examined the years leading up to World War II and the measures taken—or not taken—by England to thwart the German threat before it developed into World War II. This Harvard Senior Thesis forward or synopsis is a historically significant John F. Kennedy artifact. Excerpts: "Important to notice that attitude taken by Londonderry and others in 1935 on Air Parity etc., in May after Hitler’s speech conciliatory, not until later they began to speak of arms aggressively. In my Thesis I must show how the attitude changed." "It has been interesting to me both because of its temporary effect at Munich which was the climax of this thesis and because of the light it threw on the all important subject it through on democracy in competition with dictatorship." "England’s security depended on arms, and in retrospect they should have supported the government, but as a minority they wanted to go on record as opposed for the record. As they had no responsibility just like Churchill" "If anything, the Government was too democratic in that it obeyed the people too long in their desire for pacifism and social betterment" "Democ can’t change its ideas overnight unless severely shocked" "The persecution of the Jews aroused more animosity than the march at the Rhineland" "I am trying to show that men should be judged and held responsible for their judgement as regards their policies etc., only in the light of the facts and events that they have possession of" "The reason I am bringing this out is not because I want to criticize Churchill who was undoubtedly correct in certain phases." “Mosca in his theory of the "Ruling Class" analized [sic] the fact that in every society be it democratic or autocratic there has been an elite - a ruling class - also who determined policy” "Rearmament, however, is vice versa tide up to foreign policy. We must realize that the strong appeasement feeling in the country that was pro-German - the city, the Church, Press, etc., were therefore naturally and financially against the Government." “Labour got powerful slogan here, 'The League, Democracy, and Peace,' as it incorporates men's desires which is usually more strong than reason.”
"1935, was hope of coming to an agreement with Hitlerâ€”now that he had come to equal basis."
"Baldwin was no ass. No, man who held Baldwin's position for as long a period as he did is an ass."
Kennedy adds in pencil, "Pragueâ€”Marchâ€”first time Hilter broke his given word"
Harvard Class Album for JFK's 1940 Class with photographs of JFK.
JFK as a member of the Yacht Club. 26
HARVARD SENIOR CLASS PICTURE
In 1938 John F. Kennedy and P.L. Reed won 8 races, sailing Harvard to win the MacMillan Bowl, emblem of the intercollegiate championships. 27
JFK photo above as Class Officer
"To The Members Of This Class: Our Class Has To It's Credit About $1300 Invested In War Bonds, Which Our Canny. Treasurer, Donald Macdonald Dickinson Thurber, Thinks Is The Best Thing Since Ponzi."
1945 John F. Kennedy TLS signed "Jack"â€”clever letter to his 1940 classmates. 29
JFK’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK “WHY ENGLAND SLEPT” 1940
Lot 9 Estimate $20,000+ JFK's first published book "Why England Slept" inscribed to Arthur Goldsmith, ALS to Arthur Goldsmith circa 1940 on rare Stanford Letterhead, TLS to William Gavin Aug. 27, 1940: First edition, first printing, 1940 nearmint condition presentation copy inscribed to long time family friend Arthur Goldsmith who was JFK’s stockbroker and a Harvard pal of Joseph P. Kennedy. JFK's brilliantly written criticism of what the British did not do, when all the signs were pointing that Hitler had to be met with a deterrent force which the British did not pursue. Having a deterrent force became a policy issue that JFK wanted the United States to always have.
Warmly inscribed, â€œTo a very old friend of the Kennedys, with warmest regards, Jack Kennedy"
JACK KENNEDY WRITES TO MR. GOLDSMITH ON RARE STANFORD STATIONERY
Rare "Stanford" stationery ALS circa 1940 signed "Jack K." to Arthur Goldsmith, his stockbroker and Kennedy family friend. Kennedy was only at Stanford for a few months. 32
JFK AGREES TO TALK ABOUT "WHY ENGLAND SLEPT" AT A BOOK FAIR 1940
JFK TLS 1940 accepting Mr. Gavin's invitation to speak at a book fair about his book "Why England Slept"
Lot 10 Estimate $250,000+
THE PALOGER PT-109 ARCHIVE Please refer to separate PT-109 catalog for this lot.
HAROLD MARNEY (1924-1943)
Harold Marney's original citation and inscribed Purple Heart 35
1946 CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN
This unique photograph with its original 4˝ x 5˝ negative is available later in this sale.
JFK STARTS HIS POLITICAL CAREER CAMPAIGNING FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN BOSTONâ€™S 11th DISTRICT Lot 11 Estimate $4,000+ John F. Kennedy 1946 Congressional Campaign Lot of (3) Dave Powers Documents:
From 1946 to the day of JFK's assassination, Dave Powers and Lem Billings were probably JFK's two closest friends. Powers was an exceptional pack rat who made notes of all things Kennedy up through the day of the assassination. The following items are originals and unique. Powers introduces a young 29 year old running as an outsider in his first political contest. The pictures of JFK marching in 1946 seen later in this catalog are from this Charleston rally that Dave Powers refers to. Anything from this campaign is extremely rare. Sheet of rare 8.5 x 11 "Kennedy for Congress" stationery, filled out in type with the "Introduction by Dave Powers at the Charlestown Rally," beginning, "Tonight I have the pleasure and the privilege of introducing John F. Kennedy, a Democratic candidate for Congressman from the 11th Congressional Districtâ€”and a close personal friend of mine"
JFK Believed: "Happiness Is Full Use Of Your Powers Along Lines Of Excellence"
Vintage oversized index card double-sided 1946 campaign commentary by Dave Powers who was a big part of it. JFK quotes Shakespeare, didn't want to parlay PT-109 and bad back into a seat in Congress, actual voting totals from Congressional campaignâ€”unique, historical and revealing.
JFK on the genesis of his political career with a quote he would often use: H appiness is "Full use of your powers along lines of excellence" 38
1946 CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN
1946 Congressional Campaign: "Kennedy defeated 11 other candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 11 District" (description on back of vintage 5 X 8 print). Elm Street Clinton Market (Charlestown) Kennedy 1946 VFW March"—white shirts were scarce after the war—almost all marches borrowed them from local milk company" (description on back of original glassine sleeve). This photograph with its original 4˝ x 5˝ negative is available later in this sale
5 page recap of 1946 campaign by Dave Powers unique and probably unpublished as no one else had such unfettered closeness to JFK with such first hand knowledge of this campaign. 39
CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY'S CALLING CARD & STATIONARY PAD Lot 12 Estimate $5,000+ JFK’s 1946 Congressional card and letterhead stationary pad: Extremely rare original John F. Kennedy Congressional calling card from JFK's tenure in the House of Representatives with gilt-stamped seal upper left, circa 1947-1952, "John F. Kennedy, Member of Congress, 11th District, Massachusetts." In fine condition.
Congressman John F. Kennedy—a full pad of his personalized stationery—extremely rare 40
JFK HELPS A FRIEND START A NEWSPAPER IN 1947
Lot 13 Estimate $10,000+
JFK 1947 Signed Stock Certificate: JFK signed documentâ€”one-of-a-kind 1947 stock certificate transfer for 20 shares of the Narragansett Times that JFK bought to help his friend Cmdr. Fred Wilson Jr. start this newspaper, and had to sell these shares when he ran for Congress. Signed also by Mary Davis who would become JFK's main secretary as a young congressman.
Letter of Provenance from Fred Wilson Jr.â€™s son
Vintage and rare 1947 JFK signature 41
JOHN F. KENNEDY’S 1947-1952 CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS & TELEPHONE BOOK Lot 14 Estimate $15,000+ John F. Kennedy 1947–1952 Congressional Address and Telephone Book with Initialed Invoice for cleaning his apartment: JFK's personally owned and used late 1940s and early 1950s address and telephone book from his days as a U.S. Congressman. Amazing look into JFK's inner circle at this time in his life. Includes letter of provenance, from Kennedy’s secretary Evelyn Lincoln—ex. Robert White sale.
JFK prints his name and address on the first page and has written his phone number directly below. Includes an itemized bill for cleaning his apartment on Bowdoin St. (the site of many photographs from this collection) from Jan. 25, 1952 signed "OK—J.K., 1-25-52" for a total of $55.50. Also included are two letters from two of his Greek constituents who pledge their friendship to JFK.
Important people in JFK 's life at this time on one page for quick access, including Judge Morrissey, Dave Powers, his father Joe, brother Robert, and political adviser Mark Dalton.
JFKâ€™s three phone numbers with his brother and fatherâ€™s addresses and telephone numbers are all included on one special page in this unique address and telephone book.
JOHN F. KENNEDY’S 1952 SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN
1952 Senatorial Campaign: 'Official' portrait photograph taken at JFK's Beacon Hill apartment. Kennedy photographed sitting on a table, pushed between two doors! Incredibly casual and rudimentary backdrop used for 'official' photographs. This unique photograph with its original 4˝ x 5˝ negative is available later in this catalog.
1952 SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN: SILK SCARF, “TEA” INVITATION, CAMPAIGN POSTER VS. LODGE Lot 15 Estimate $4,000+ 1952 Senatorial campaign silk scarf, rare vintage poster Kennedy for U.S. Senate vs. Lodge, original rare printed invitation to a Kennedy “Tea” in 1952 framed with a photograph of President Kennedy and his mother Rose:
1952 Senatorial Campaign silk scarf—34˝ x 32˝ violet and cream-colored silk scarf featuring a 1952 portrait of JFK superimposed on the Capitol—excellent condition. 1952 “Tea” invitation
1952 Senatorial campaign poster
The famous Kennedy "Teas" of 1952—rare printed invitation for one of the events honoring JFK's mother, Rose, in Quincy, Mass. on June 1, 1952, featuring the text: "Tea and Reception in honor of Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy and her son Congressman John F. Kennedy." A key to Kennedy's victory over Henry Cabot Lodge for the Mass. Senate seat in 1952 were these 'teas' where up to 5,000 women came dressed up to meet JFK, his mother, and his three sisters Jean, Pat, and Eunice who all stood on line for hours to shake the hands of every woman who attended these events. JFK was on crutches in many of these "teas" which will be highlighted later in this catalog. 45
5 JOHN F. KENNEDY HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS AS U.S. SENATOR
Lot 16 Estimate $8,000+ John F. Kennedy Lot of (5) autograph manuscripts in ink with typed transcripts as U.S. Senator:
1959 speech delivered at Harvard University on the various influences that a university can have on governmental activity. (3 pages)
JFK HARVARD SPEECH 1959 TRANSCRIPT
FOREIGN POLICY CONFLICTS AND STALINâ€™S DEATH IN 1953
JFK SPEECH CRITICAL OF EISENHOWER: CONN. DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION 1954
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TEMPORARY RELIEF MEASURE
DETERIORATING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE “WEST” AND “SOUTHEAST ASIA”
SEN. JOHN F. KENNEDY INSCRIBED PHOTO & 2 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS
Lot 17 Estimate $6,000+ Senator John F. Kennedy Inscribed Photograph and (2) Handwritten Manuscripts as U.S. Senator, (1) Re-elect U.S. Senator Kennedy Oversized Decal (framed): Classic photo of JFK as Senator taken by famed photographer Phillipe Halsman
Rare oversized decal to re-elect U.S. Senator Kennedy
Rare manuscript on John F Kennedy for U.S. Senator stationary
â€œMore horrible than they could now imagine... Our success in meeting this challenge has been invited. Our task in the next years must be to develop more effective weapons.â€? 52
Interesting April 1960 memorandum on JFK's upcoming presidential campaign schedule with wishes for specific rest periods after which were disbanded once the campaign started in Sept. 1960
SENATOR KENNEDY WRITES TO ENDICOTT PEABODY EXPRESSING HIS VIEWS ON THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING SEN. JOSEPH McCARTHY
Lot 18 Estimate $5,000+
March 12, 1954 John F. Kennedy TLS on U.S. Senate letterhead to Mr. Endicott Peabody including his statement of views on Senator McCarthy (2 pages), and Dec. 15, 1953, ten page policy paper memorandum on Senator Kennedy’s accomplishments to members of the 1952 senatorial campaign committee:
“I shall not approve any contempt citation or other request by the Subcommittee which in my opinion exceeds the concededly broad statutory jurisdiction of the committee”
“It is obvious that no set of rules or Senate votes would preclude all undesirable activities on the part of any individual Senator”
McCarthy posed a big problem for JFK as McCarthy was Irish, had a big following in Ma., and was an old family friend of Joe Kennedy Sr. Ultimately JFK was the only Senator that did not vote in the censure of McCarthy as he was in the hospital at the time of the vote.
JFK’s accomplishments to members of the 1952 Senatorial campaign committee. JFK facsimile signature.
2 HUMOROUS 1955 POSTCARDS FROM JACK KENNEDY TO SEC'T GRACE BURKE: "Met a lot of your cousins. They are all Protestants"
Lot 19 Estimate $6,000+ (2) Autographed postcards to JFK’s secretary Grace Burke in 1955 from Ireland. JFK signs three times “J,” “Best Jack,” and “To Congressman John Kennedy”:
"Have stopped here for a few hours. It is a great place—Ireland—but in January—It is as cold as an Irish landlord's heart"
JOHN F. KENNEDY TO JOSEPH P. KENNEDY MORTGAGE NOTE—DATED JAN. 2, 1957
Lot 20 Estimate $5,000+
John F. Kennedy 1957 Hyannisport Signed Mortgage Note to Father Joe Sr. for a property at 111 Irving Ave., six blocks from the family compound:
Apparently Kennedy's father paid $50,000 for the cost of JFK's house on Irving Ave. in Hyannisport, Ma. and this document acknowledged that JFK would pay his father back in five years, interest free. Exceedingly rare document tied to the family compound that has been ingrained in the public's collective memory of America's first family, home to some of the most tragic and triumphant events in their lives.
This unique photograph of JFK and Jackie in front of the Kennedy family compound with its original 4˝ x 5˝ negative is available later in this catalog. 56
SENATOR JOHN F. KENNEDY 1959 AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED "A Front Runner" Lot 21 Estimate $3,000+ Senator John F. Kennedy autographed note signed, 1 page double sided on U.S. Senate stationery 6/15/59:
Another great example of Kennedy's wit is shown in this letter on official U.S. Senate stationery from 1959 where Kennedy asked journalist Drew Pearson to vote for him as JFK apparently needed 10 minutes to go vote on another issue and gave this proxy for Pearson to cast. Kennedy confidently notes "Signedâ€”A front runner" in reference to his feelings on winning the Democratic nomination for president the following year.
Back of above letter states: "Your proxy is hereby returned, Drew Pearson"; a small sketch of apparently a body hanging from a gallows is to the right of Pearson's signature.
JOHN F. KENNEDY'S HISTORIC 3-PAGE HANDWRITTEN DRAFT FOR HIS SPEECH ANNOUNCING HIS INTENTION TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY ON JAN. 2, 1960 Lot 22 Estimate $200,000+ JFKâ€™s original 3-page handwritten draft for his speech, announcing his intention to run for the Presidency in 1960. JFK writes on North Ocean Boulevard Palm Beach, Florida stationary, also included three additional typed pages with JFK annotated revisions, as well as a third draft of two typed pages with additional JFK hand revisions including the famous line that ended this announcement, "It is with this image that I begin this campaign."
An extraordinary and historically significant John F. Kennedy artifact.
JFK in the Senate Caucus Room on Jan. 2, 1960 delivering this speech announcing his run for the Presidency. 58
"I am announcing today my candidacy for The Presidency of the United States"
"The Presidency is the most powerful office in the World."
"I seek the Presidency for in that office in the next decade will be determined whether war or peace is to be our fate..."
TRANSCRIPT OF JOHN F. KENNEDY'S ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN DRAFT OF HIS SPEECH ANNOUNCING HIS INTENTION TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 1960
"I am announcing today my candidacy for the Presidency of the United States. The Presidency is the most powerful office in the World. Through its leadership can come a more vital life for our people." "In it are centered the hopes of the globe around us for a freedom and a more secure life." "For 18 years I have been in the service of the United States, first as a naval officer in the 2nd World War, and for the past 14 years as a member of the Congress of the US." "I have always had an image of America, as fulfilling a noble and historic role as the defender of liberty in a time of maximum peril â€” and of the American people as confident, courageous and persevering." "I seek the Presidency for in that office in the next decade will be determined whether war or peace is to be our fate, and whether the heritage of freedom so forcefully guarded for us from our earliest beginnings can be spread through a war torn world." 62
JOHN F. KENNEDY HANDWRITTEN CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THIS SPEECH ARE SEEN ON THE NEXT 5 PAGES. EVERY CHANGE WAS INCORPORATED INTO HIS FINAL VERSION THAT WAS DELIVERED ON JAN. 2, 1960.
KENNEDY'S REVISIONS & CORRECTIONS
Kennedy writes, "It is with this image that I begin this campaign." Closing famous line JFK added at the bottom for this historic announcement speech.
A PAIR OF "J.F.K. '60" SIGNED ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS Lot 23 Estimate $40,000+ John F. Kennedy pair of original watercolors: 2 Original JFK 1960 Watercolor and Gouache Paintings. Subject matter: Kennedy's favorite pastime, sailing. Kennedy was known to doodle "boats" but these paintings reflect the artistic side of JFK that the public never saw. One scene is inscribed "Sheepshead Bay, N.Y." and signed "J.F.K.' 60." The second scene is inscribed “Marine Bridge from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y.” and "J.F.K. 60." The two paintings were a gift from John F. Kennedy in 1960 to a personal friend from Beverly Hills, California. This socialite was a big supporter of JFK's run for the presidency in 1960. Never exhibited or published.
JFK watercolor and gouache painting inscribed by JFK "Sheepshead Bay, N.Y." and signed "J.F.K. '60"—framed size 11.5˝ x 14.5˝.
Kennedy's Favorite Pastime
"SHEEPSHEAD BAY N.Y."
MARINE BRIDGE, SHEEPSHEAD BAY NEW YORK
Original watercolor and gouache painting by John F. Kennedy 1960 inscribed "Marine Bridge from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y." and signed "J.F.K. '60"
Photo of JFK painting on an easel circa 1953
Photograph of JFK painting.
The second watercolor is named "Marine Bridge from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y." Both are dated and signed "J.F.K.' 60" Provenance: John McInnis Auctioneers, November 23, 2013 Legends Auction, Lots 14B and 14C. Accompanied by two certificates of authenticity from McInnis describing these paintings, in part: "Original Watercolor and Gouache Painting by John F. Kennedy in 1960. Signed by him in initials 'J.F.K. '60'â€ŚThis painting was a gift from John F. Kennedy in 1960 to a personal friend from Beverly Hills, California. This socialite was a big supporter of John F. Kennedy's run for the presidency in 1960. It has never been seen or offered to the public previously."
JOHN KENNEDY SIGNED OVERSIZED CAMPAIGN POSTER 1960 Lot 24 Estimate $7,500+ John Kennedy 1960 Signed Oversized Campaign Poster Framed 62Ë? x 41Ë?:
Original JFK oversized 1960 campaign poster autographed by John Kennedy on top of his head. Extremely rare poster, as this was the largest poster used in JFK's 1960 presidential campaign. Signature probably unique in this format. A fantastic image of Kennedy, beautifully custom-framed. 70
JOHN AND JACKIE KENNEDY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL 1960
This photograph is part of the Wire Service Lot seen later in this sale.
Close-up of John Kennedy signature on the 1960 campaign poster.
JOHN F. KENNEDY SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN HAT 1960
Lot 25 Estimate $7,500+ John F. Kennedy signed 1960 Campaign Hat with fantastic provenance, 2 John F. Kennedy 1960 signed "Kennedy for President" brochures
John F. Kennedy 1960 Autographed Presidential Campaign Hat: Fantastic provenance and photos of this event at the Paducah, Kentucky airport in Sept. 1960â€”Extremely rare, probably unique with JFK signature on top of the hat. 72
â€œWIN WITH KENNEDYâ€?
Letter of provenance from the owner of this hat explaining how her husband got Kennedy to sign this hat.
Paducah Sun-Democrat newspaper article the following day showing John F. Kennedy going into the crowd and signing hats. 73
JOHN F. KENNEDY DOUBLE SIGNED "KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT"
Rare 'John Kennedy' 1960 'Kennedy for President' with two signaturesâ€”great content.
JFK SIGNED "KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT"
"Only KENNEDY can meet the challenge"
JOHN F. KENNEDY’S ORIGINAL READING COPY OF HIS SPEECH MARKING THE "OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF THE 1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN"
Lot 26 Estimate $20,000+
John F. Kennedy’s 9-page original reading copy of his speech with hand-annotations marking the official beginning of the 1960 presidential campaign, Sept. 3, 1960, at the San Francisco Int'l Airport, 3 page press release from the Democratic National Convention of this speech, 4 pages of questions and answers from John F. Kennedy's press conference after his speech, and 2 pages of remarks from Governor Edmund Brown. A historically significant John F. Kennedy artifact:
"This rally marks the official beginning of the 1960 Presidential Campaign" JFK adds in pen, "and I think it is appropriate that we begin this in California"
“This rally marks the official beginning of the 1960 Presidential campaign” Kennedy, John F. typescript, unsigned, with scattered holograph annotations, reading copy of the speech he delivered at the San Francisco International Airport on September 3, 1960. Over 50 holograph words, mostly short phrases written between printed lines, including 9 lines of notes on blank verso of last page concerning plans to visit L.A. and Detroit and mentioning “Soapy” [G. Mennen Williams, Govenor of Michigan]. The printed text is identical to the text used by JFK's press office. 9 pages, printed on separate sheets; bottom inch of last page torn away (without affecting printed text), Notes: Following the first sentence is a handwritten addition: “And I think it is appropriate that we begin this in California.” Also, on the first page are handwritten alternatives to the printed phrase “water down medical care”: “oppose”, and “halt sound plans” on the second page, the handwritten “American people” is substituted for “voters.” In addition to a few scattered minor changes, on the back of the last page are written some handwritten notes, which have been crossed out: “Do you think it is a mistake to go to L.A. Check Detroit unless it is really something I would rather cancel & take my chances.” “If it can't be done let's ask Soapy when we –." The printed text includes the following lines: “[T]here are the new leaders, new nations, new weapons of destruction. The balance of power is shifting. The gap between the rich and poor is growing. and the world in which we are only a tiny minority is restless, watching and on the move.” “We must move, too. This nation is ready to start moving again. Our vacation is over… We are ready to face the facts, to shoulder our burdens, to tackle the job of building a new and better world beyond the new frontier…”
JFK WRITES NOTES ON THE BACK OF HIS READING SPEECH
"Do you think it is a mistake to go to L.A.?" "Check Detroit Unless it is really somethingâ€”I would rather cancel & take my chances" "If it can't be done lets ask Soapy when weâ€”" JFK unlike his brother Robert 8 years later, did cancel his L.A. appearance after San Francisco, and flew instead to give a speech at the Michigan State Fair. Gerhard Mennen "Soapy" Williams referenced above was at this time the Govenor of Michigan and a friend of John Kennedy.
Photo above of JFK giving this speech at the S.F. Airport on Sept. 3, 1960 .
JFK'S SIGNED PRESS RELEASE OF SPEECH RESPONDING TO TRUMAN SUGGESTING KENNEDY DROP OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE JULY 4, 1960 Lot 27 Estimate $6,000+ John F. Kennedy July 4, 1960 Signed 7-Page Press Release, full unused ticket to the Democratic National Convention, July 15, 1960, framed with a color photograph of Kennedy campaigning :
Highlights of John F. Kennedy's Speech “Truman suggests I step aside as a presidential candidate in 1960. In response, let me say: I do not intend to step aside at anyone's request.” “To me, an open convention means one reflecting the free will of delegates freely elected in contested primaries and state conventions. But based on my observation of him in 1952, 1956 and last Saturday, Mr. Truman regards an open convention as one which studies all the candidates—reviews their records— and then takes his advice.” “and finally, the heart of Mr. Truman's objection it seems, is his question as to whether I am ready for the country, or the country is ready for me, in terms of maturity and experience. Let me say this as objectively as I can: I did not undertake lightly to seek the Presidency.” “But this much ought to be understood: if we are to establish a test for the presidency whereby 14 years in major elective office is insufficient experience, then all but 3 of the ten possibilities mentioned by Mr. Truman must be ruled out—all but a handful of our Presidents since the very founding of the Nation should have been ruled out including… the 3 great Democratic Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman himself.” “It is time for a new generation of leadership to cope, with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won—a world of peace and goodwill, a world of hope and abundance. And I want America to lead the way to that new world.” “Mr. Truman asks me if I think I am ready. And I am reminded that one hundred years ago, Abraham Lincoln—not yet President, and under fire from the veteran politicians—wrote these words: "I see the storm coming, and I know that His hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me, I believe that I am ready.” “Today I say to you—in all humility—that if the people of this nation select me to be their President, I believe that I am ready.”
John F. Kennedy delivering this speech at the Hotel Roosevelt, July 4, 1960. 81
JOHN F. KENNEDY'S SPEECH RESPONDING TO TRUMAN
FULL UNUSED TICKET DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, JULY 15, 1960.
CREEKMORE FATH ARCHIVE OF 1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MATERIALS Lot 28 Estimate $20,000+ The Creekmore Fath Archive of 1960 Presidential campaign material includes (3) hand annotated reading copies of speeches from Michigan, Oregon, and Illinois, and over (370) individual pieces, including: (240) Press releases mostly Oct. and Nov. 1960 from the Democratic National committee, (28) 1960 JFK Policy papers, (32) 1960 Democratic campaign periodicals, (32) 1960 Kennedy speeches mostly copies, and fragments annotated from original reading copies, (8) 1960 Inaugural Committee News, over (25) original Western Union Telegrams form Senator Kennedy, historically significant 63 page leatherbound 1960 Kennedy Campaign manual written and autographed by its creator Lawrence O'Brien which was the blueprint for the National Presidential Campaign: The following archive is a historically significant trove of the 1960 Presidential Campaign mostly from the last 2 months of the campaign one of the great archives of this material extant
Texas Senator Ralph W. Yarborough writes Robert Kennedy and recommends Creekmore Fath for one of President Kennedy's Cabinet positions, Secretary of the Department of Interior.
JFK HAND-ANNOTATED READING COPIES OF SPEECHES FROM MICHIGAN, OREGON, & ILLINOIS
Excerpts from Kennedy's historic campaign speeches: Michigan State Fair, September 5, 1960: "While Massachusetts is on one end of the country, and Alaska is on the other, and Michigan is here in the middle, these fairs in all three states symbolize the greatness of this country. They symbolize what can be done— with hard work and dedication." With an an original program from the fair, annotated on the map on the reverse to indicate Kennedy's car route through the fairgrounds Eugene, Oregon, September 7, 1960: "There are many major differences— many major issues—many problems of importance to this state on which the Democratic Party is willing to act more vigorously than the Republican Party— and one of those issues is education. I am proud of the fact that the public school system originated in my state of Massachusetts." Carbondale, Illinois, October 3, 1960: "Four million men and women are unemployed today in the United States...It is ridiculous that a nation which is in a race for its life with Russia cannot find full-time use for the talents and energies of seven million people... To defeat godless communism, we have a full-time job ahead in the world.”
1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN-KENNEDY SPEECHES, PERIODICALS, POLICY PAPERS, AND TRAVEL ITINERARIES
1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNDEMOCRATIC NAT'L CONVENTION AND INAUGURAL COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASES
"THE BLUEPRINT FOR VICTORY"
25 + ORIGINAL WESTERN UNION TELEGRAMS FROM SENATOR KENNEDY
1960 CAMPAIGN 25 ORIGINAL 45 RPM PROMOTIONAL RECORDS IN ORIGINAL BOX
FRANK SINATRA sings "ALL THE WAY" Lot 29 Estimate $1,000+ John F. Kennedy Collection of (25) original 45 RPM promotional records and (25) Official Inaugural Programs:
25 original 45 RPM promotional records with original box of a doubled sided record, "All the Way" sung by Frank Sinatra and a chorus sings "High Hopes." Sinatra did a lot for JFK leading up to the Presidential Ball, after his election. Pressure from Joe Kennedy Sr. for JFK to stop associating with Sinatra because of his mob connections ended their friendship. 90
KENNEDY-JOHNSON INAUGURATION 25 OFFICIAL PROGRAMS—SPECIAL DE LUXE EDITION IN ORIGINAL UNOPENED PACKAGING
Unopened box of 25 Official Programs—SPECIAL DE LUXE EDITION for the Kennedy-Johnson Inauguration Fri. Jan. 20, 1961
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION ORIGINAL "NO PARKING" SIGN
Lot 30 Estimate $4,000+ Presidential Inauguration “No Parking” Sign: a metal 12" X 18" street sign used in Washington, D. C., on the day of President Kennedy's inauguration reading, “Presidential Inauguration, No Parking, Midnight, January 19, to Midnight, January 20, 1961.” A fantastic and extremely rare keepsake from President Kennedy's Inauguration.
JOHN F. KENNEDY 1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN POSTERS
Lot 31 Estimate $3,000+ John F. Kennedy Lot of (2) 1960 Presidential Campaign Posters:
KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT JOHNSON FOR VICE PRESIDENT 1960 Scarce large sized Presidential campaign poster 26.75" X 41.5 framed"
LEADERSHIP FOR THE 60's KENNEDY- JOHNSON 93
JOHN F. KENNEDY PT-109 MEMORABILIA Lot 32 Estimate $3,000+ Readers Digest reprint of "Survival," John Hersey's 1944 story acknowledging JFK's heroics aboard the PT-109 published by the Massachusetts Committee for John F. Kennedy for President of the United States 1960 signed "John Kennedy," five PT-109 tieclasps, one PT-109 "Kennedy for President" lighter, a motorized PT-109 U.S. Navy Torpedo Boat in it original box, and a framed print of President Kennedy.
"John Kennedy" Signed on the 'Reader's Digest' reprint of the original story "Survival" which was condensed from The New Yorker article by John Hersey in 1944. This story acknowledged JFK's heroics in directly saving the life of his badly burned shipmate McMahon by swimming 3 miles with a strap in his teeth that was attached to a helpless McMahon which took 5 hours to reach an island where the survivors waited to be rescued. Kennedy's exploits detailed in this Reader's Digest made him a national hero which propelled his entry into political office in 1946.
1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN GIVEAWAYS
5 gold plated and brass 1960 campaign PT-109 tie clasps with a 1960 PT-109 campaign cigarette lighter.
Motorized PT-109 U.S. Navy Torpedo Boatâ€”2.5 feet long manufactured by Lindberg in its original box. 95
John F. Kennedy Memorabilia Collection: Pins, Cards, Masks, and Tapestry Lot 33 Estimate $2,000+ John F. Kennedy Memorabilia Collection: Pins, Cards, Masks, and Tapestry:
JOHN F. KENNEDY 1964 TOPPS COMPLETE CARD SET 77 CARDS Lot 33
1964 Topps trading card JFK set in excellent-near mint condition with unopened 5 cent pack of cards and bubble gum. 98
3 CARDS PSA MINT 9 AND 1 UNOPENED 5 CENT WAX PACK WITH 5 CARDS AND BUBBLEGUM
5 cent unopened pack of 5 cards and bubblegum
3 Mint 1964 Topps Cards of President Kennedy and his Family from this set.
RARE PAIR OF JOHN & JACKIE HALLOWEEN FACE MASKS
Rare and unusual pair of John & Jackie Kennedy Halloween face masks with original sticker & price tag from "Pierre" "$2.50 â€”ex. Robert White sale.
$2.50 FOR THE PAIR!
Original sticker from Pierre's $2.50
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY TAPESTRY MADE IN ITALY
Rare floor mat of President Kennedy made in Italy 1965.
SCENE OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND CAPITOL
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS PRIVATE FAMILY PRINTING Lot 34 Estimate $25,000+ Extremely rare Kennedy family private printing of President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address: Inscribed in ink “To Dad, With Love, Jack 1961” with Jackie inscribing in ink, “To Grandpa, with adoration, Jackie,” and Caroline signed the first 2 letters of her name “Ca” in pink crayon seen to the left of “Jackie" The rarest printing by far of President Kennedy’s historic Inaugural Address signed as president with a rarely seen sentiment to his father who had recently suffered a stroke, as well as from Jackie and Caroline Kennedy. Also included an unused January 20, 1961 Inauguration full ticket, a black and white photograph of the Inauguration, and original full ticket for Reception to Senator John F. Kennedy on Nov. 7, 1960 Boston Garden to celebrate his presidential victory.
Extremely rare Kennedy family private printing of President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address.
with Love, Jack 1961"
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION Jan. 20, 1961 "Honored Guest" "Admit One"
Original full ticket to the Presidential Inauguration.
Original full ticket for the Reception to Senator John F Kennedy to celebrate his victory in the 1960 Presidential Campaign held on Nov. 7, 1960 at the Boston Gardenâ€”Rare.
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY INAUGURAL SPEECH PHOTOGRAPH "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"
Januarary 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address.
Opening page of Inaugural address
Last page of Inaugural address 107
"JOHN F. KENNEDY MY CIGARS 1962" PERSONAL CIGAR BOX WITH INLAID PRESIDENTIAL SEAL AND 2 ORIGINAL CIGARS Lot 35 Estimate $15,000+ President Kennedy’s personally owned and used wooden cigar box 8˝ x 4.5˝ x 2.5˝ featuring a colorful ceramic Presidential Seal inlaid on top with an engraved silver plaque on the front reading; “John F. Kennedy, My Cigars, 1962." High quality box constructed with fingered joints and lined in cedar. Two Flor Extra Fina cigars remain inside. Great provenance from Ted Sorenson’s secretary Toi Bachelder on White House card, official Presidential place card, President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline framed photograph with book of embossed John F. Kennedy matches:
"This box came from the Presidents upstairs White House quarters"
Provenance: letter on White House card from Toi Bachelder, White House secretary 1933-1967. "This box came from the Presidents upstairs White House quarters"
Only known President Kennedy cigar box with Presidential Seal, vintage cigars, and personalized ownership plaque known to exist with outstanding provenance.
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY MATCHES AND PRESIDENTIAL PLACECARD Lot 35
Place card used at official Presidential functions. 110
PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S PERSONALLYOWNED LIGHTER GIVEN TO DAVE POWERS 12/25/62 Lot 36 Estimate $10,000+ President Kennedy’s personally-owned and used lighter gifted to Dave Powers, and President Kennedy’s personally-owned cigar: Provenance Dave Powers Estate including handwritten statement of gift and use from the President.
President Kennedy’s personally owned and used brushed stainless cigar lighter inscribed in black "12-25-62 JFK-JBK" with the Great Seal of the U.S. in black. Lighter shows use. Provenance: Dave Powers Estate, McInnis Auction LOA stating, "Dave Powers was not a smoker and told his family that this lighter was owned and used by President Kennedy who then gave it to Dave as a keepsake." 111
PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S PERSONALLY-OWNED CIGAR Lot 36 President Kennedyâ€™s personally-owned cigar labeled "SPECIALLY MADE FOR PRESIDENT KENNEDY," as a gift from the President of the Philippines:
PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S LOCK OF HAIR
Lot 37 Estimate $ 2,000+ President Kennedy’s 7 strands of hair: Provenance: Harry Gelbart, President Kennedy’s personal barber
7 strands of President Kennedy’s hair.
KENNEDY BARBER: Harry Gelbart article.
PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S PERSONALLY
OWNED AND WORN 2 NECKTIES WITH "JFK" EMBOSSED ON HIS LEATHER TRAVEL CASE Lot 38 Estimate $15,000+ President Kennedy’s personally owned and worn two neckties with "JFK" embossed on his leather travel case: Letter of authenticity from President Kennedy’s longtime personal secretary Evelyn Lincoln that the president discarded the case after one of the clasps broke, otherwise in excellent condition, the case measures 13" x 5". Ex. Robert White Collection, Guernsey’s, Dec. 2005.
John F. Kennedy: monogrammed necktie travel case with two raw silk hand-woven ties, used as president.
Inside of travel case with red velvet lining.
JFK monogram on leather case.
PRESIDENT KENNEDY NECKTIES
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY’S PERSONALLY OWNED AND USED GOLF BALLS (2) Lot 39 Estimate $6,000+ President John F Kennedy’s two golf balls personally owned and used: One golf ball is embossed in black “PRESIDENT KENNEDY”, “WILSON STAFF 1” on back, second ball is embossed “MR. PRESIDENT 3” and “JOHN F. KENNEDY 3” Provenance: White House stationary from Melvin Carter’s widow stating that her husband Melvin had worked at the White House since the time of Herbert Hoover. Referencing these golf balls Mrs. Carter states, “It was owned and used by the President. He loved the game of golf and was an excellent golfer despite his bad back. He would often practice his putting and chipping on the South Lawn of the White House. M. O. Carter picked up the golf ball after the President finished his practice.” Includes two letters of provenance from Mrs. Carter.
LETTER OF PROVENANCE WHITE HOUSE STATIONARY
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDYâ€™S PERSONALLY WORN BACK BRACE
Lot 40 Estimate $25,000+ President John F. Kennedyâ€™s Personal Back Brace: Provenance: Notarized letter from Dr. Watt's son, Attorney Frederick Q Watt. Extremely rare and possibly the only known JFK "back brace" with outstanding provenance. Exact photo match in the April 2017 Vanity Fair JFK Special Commemorative Edition, page 31. An incredible artifact used by President Kennedy.
President John F Kennedy's personal back brace gifted by Rose Kennedy to their personal family physician Dr. Robert D. Watt, who was the Kennedy family physician for over 25 years on Cape Cod from 1958 until his retirement in the late 1980's. Subsequent to Kennedy's death, Rose Kennedy gave this brace to Dr. Watt stating it was the President's, and that Dr. Watt should feel free to use the brace for his other patients in the hopes that it might ease another's suffering. However this elaborate brace was sized and manufactured specifically for President Kennedy. This brace was inherited by Dr. Watt's son, Frederick upon his passing in 1996. 118
Brace is in excellent condition, although there is light soiling and wear verifying use by the president.
President Kennedyâ€™s back problems were legendary and a cause of pain just about every day of his life according to those who knew him best.
April 2017 Vanity Fair JFK Special Commemorative Edition, page 31.
EXTREMELY RARE PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNATURES OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY WITH HIS FIRST CABINET Lot 41 Estimate $20,000+ Extremely rare first photograph of President Kennedy with his Cabinet taken Jan. 27, 1961 with signatures of the President and all 12 Cabinet members: Signatures include John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, Robert S. McNamara, Dean Rusk, Arthur J. Goldberg, J. Edward Day, Orville Freeman, Abraham A. Ribicoff, Luther H. Hodges, C. Douglas Dillon, and Stewart L.Udall. Original Dec. 13, 1960 telegram noting President Kennedyâ€™s intention to nominate Robert S. McNamara as Secretary of Defense. Historically significant signed artifact of President Kennedy and his cabinet.
President John F. Kennedy signature.
Original telegram time stamped Dec. 13, 1960 from Sen. John J. [sic] Kennedy to Hon Carl Vinsonâ€” "I attempted to reach you this afternoon to tell you that I was appointing Robert McNamara Secretary of Defense."
PRESIDENT KENNEDY SIGNS A PHOTOGRAPH FOR ONE OF HIS YOUNGEST ADMIRERS!
Lot 42 Estimate $10,000+ President John F. Kennedy inscribed photograph in ink to Marian Holliday and a TLS on White House stationary to Marian's parents: Unique inscribed President Kennedy photograph to Marian Holliday then 10 months old looking up as if she were watching and listening to President Kennedy delivering his speech on television. President Kennedy inscribes this 10˝ x 8˝ cardstock photo, "For Marian—with best wishes, John Kennedy, May 1963" and encloses a typed letter signed as president to her parents (below) which together shine a light again on President Kennedy's great wit and sense of humor.
Typed letter signed as president on official White House stationary to the parents of Marian Holliday: May 13,1963 Dear Mr. and Mrs. Holliday, " Warmest thanks for your thoughtfulness in sending the photograph evidencing the success of your political guidance! It is to be hoped, of course, that a Democratic President will command equally rapt attention in Marian's later years. With every good wish, Sincerely, John Kennedy A one-of-a-kind pairing and another example of JFK's great wit and sense of humor seen throughout this collection. 121
PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY SIGNED 1957 KARSH OVERSIZED PORTRAIT PRINT
Lot 43 Estimate $10,000+ Yousuf Karsh portrait print inscribed by both President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy 2-6-61 :
Original photograph taken in 1957 when JFK was still a senator. Stunning 17˝ x 22˝ color Yousuf Karsh photographic print captioned "The President and Mrs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy" Repackaged from the original 1957 image by "Karsh of Ottawa." Signed and inscribed in black ink by JFK, "For Joe Duke, with the esteem of his friend, John F. Kennedy" (Joe Duke was the Senate Sergeant of Arms at this time). Jackie signs in blue ballpoint, "Jacqueline Kennedy, 2-6-61." Fantastic signed color portrait of the Kennedy's taken by one of the world's most famous photographers Yousuf Karsh. 122
KENNEDY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH CHRISTMAS 1962
Lot 44 Estimate $10,000+ President Kennedy, Jacqueline, John Jr., and Caroline black-and-white photograph dated and inscribed by Jacqueline Kennedy on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1962 for White House photographer "For Cecil Stoughton who took this picture with our appreciation and best wishes always, Jacqueline Kennedy" and signed below "John F. Kennedy." (7.5" x 9.5") Jacqueline Kennedy considered this her favorite family portrait:
Unique, one-of-a-kind signed Kennedy family photograph. 123
THE KENNEDYS "CAPE COD CASUAL" ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS FEATURED IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Lot 45 Estimate $35,000+ Forty-two (42) one-of-a-kind photographs taken in Aug. 1961 by Katherine Graham: Exceedingly rare casual photographs taken in Aug. 1961 of President Kennedy and the First Lady, and powerful friends Bunny and Paul Mellon and Washington Post publisher Phil Graham and his wife Katherine. Photos of the Kennedy's with their friends relaxing at a clambake, boating and swimming at the 26-acre Mellon estate, set in Cape Cod's Osterville, featuring 1,000 feet of continuous shoreline. Despite being at their sprawling estate these photographs were taken unpretentiously at their beach shack. The Mellon home was one town over from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, rendering it prime territory for the Kennedy's to make quick trips and spend some quality time with friends.
PEOPLE Magazine EXCLUSIVEâ€”Cape Cod Casual: rare and previously unseen images of the President and First Lady relaxing at Bunny Mellon's beach house in 1961. Seldom seen images of JFK eating, swimming, smoking, and chatting. Jackie never wanted the public to see her smoking as she is seen doing so in these photos.
PEOPLE MAGAZINE Feb. 16, 2015
Photos also of Washington Post publisher Phil Graham with his wife Katherine. Shockingly within 2 years of these photos Phil Graham would commit suicide on Aug. 3, 1963 at age 48 and President Kennedy would lose his life about 4 months later.
"The President of the U.S.A. and Mrs Kennedy Taken at Mrs. Melon (sic) in Mass. Aug. 1961" Photos by Mrs. Graham
Jackie Kennedyâ€”very rare photograph as Jackie was known to be self conscious of her size 10 shoe size.
The President drying off after coming out of the water
Jackie drinking a cup of coffee onboard with her camera by her side.
Jackie Kennedy smoking and talking with good friend and painter William Walton.
Paul Mellon and Jackie in conversation.
Rare image of President Kennedy eating.
A relaxed President with hostess Bunny Mellon.
Phil Graham and President Kennedy smoking.
President Kennedy making a point to Phil Graham.
President Kennedy and Phil Graham swimming.
Jackie the photographer on the Mellon shoreline.
"The Kennedy's 1961, The President"
15 pictures in original sleeve
President Kennedy getting ready to take his friends for a ride on the water.
NEW YORK'S BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY LEATHER-BOUND PHOTO ALBUM MAY 19,1962
Lot 46 Estimate $10,000+ President Kennedy 1962 Birthday Photograph Album-unique one-of-a-kind leather bound photograph album commemorating President Kennedy's 45th birthday on May 19,1962 (actual birthday May 29) at Madison Square Garden in N.Y. highlighted by Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday Mr. President." Album contains 23 glossy 9.5˝ x 7.75˝ candid photos of the celebration:
Photographs professionally mounted to cardstock boards. This event was a fundraising gala for the Democratic Party and was attended by over 15,000 people who paid anywhere from $300–$1000 to attend and be entertained from the likes of Jack Benny, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Durante, Harry Belafonte, Peggy Lee, and others. Peter Lawford organized this event and acted as master of ceremonies. All evening Lawford made a play on Marilyn's reputation for tardiness by giving her a number of introductions throughout the night, after which she did not appear on stage.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NEW YORK CITY
Shirley McLaine and Jimmy Durante
Torch song from Peggy Lee
Singer Bobby Darin 139
PETER LAWFORD AND MARILYN MONROE
Marilyn Monroe wore her white ermine fur coat before peeling it off, revealing her skintight dress. This would be Marilyn Monroe's last major public appearance before her death less than three months later on Aug. 5, 1962. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy did not attend the celebration.
Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy with a snippet from the classic song, "Thanks for the Memory," for which she had written new lyrics specifically aimed at Kennedy. "Thanks, Mr. President—For all the things you've done—The way you deal with U.S. Steel—and our problems by the ton—We thank you so much— Everybody, Happy Birthday" as she jumped up and down to a screaming audience. 140
"I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way."
After Marilyn sang, President Kennedy came on stage and with his usual wit joked about the song, saying "I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way." He was alluding to her delivery and appearance.
Gigantic birthday cake for the President. The President can be seen on the lower left. 141
PRESDENT KENNEDY LETTER TO SEC'T OF LABOR ARTHUR J. GOLDBERG JANUARY 22, 1962
Lot 47 Estimate $6,000+ President Kennedy Typed letter signed on White House stationery with transmittal envelope dated January 22, 1962 to Sec't of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg, in very fine condition. Excellent content:
NUCLEAR WEAPON BUILD-UP CONTENT
Though publicly encouraging the Soviets to agree to a nuclear testing ban, President Kennedy continues to enlarge the country's arsenal of ICBM's as a high-stakes bargaining chip. An exceptional letter from Kennedy as president with a great association.
Accompanied with the original transmittal envelope.
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY ANNOTATES THREE DOCUMENTS Lot 48 Estimate $4,000+ Statement by the President, Aug. 1, 1962: The Foreign Assistance Act of 1962
Statement by the president, Aug. 1, 1962: "I have today signed S. 2996, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1962."
President Kennedy gets members of the Congress of both parties "To understand that it is our national obligation and in our interest.... In addition continued participation in the Alliance for Progress was given specific statutory recognition." Outstanding content.
TYPED TRANSCRIPT TO SENATOR THOMAS J. DODD
Manuscript annotated in Kennedy's hand as president.
Typed transcript of letter to Senator Thomas J. Doddâ€” Kennedy was "disturbed" upon hearing that Dodd wanted to see him and was unsuccessful.
WHITE HOUSE MEMORANDUM TO AIR FORCE SEC'T EUGENE ZUCKERT AUG. 27, 1962
President Kennedy questions Zuckert on how a conversation between him and McNamara wound up in TIME Magazine.
Instead of focusing on how the quote got into TIME more importantly President Kennedy asks "I would be interested in having your suggestions as to how we can improve the tone and pace of our [space] program."
PRESIDENT KENNEDY HANDWRITTEN NOTES PRIOR TO NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 2, 1962
Lot 49 Estimate $10,000+
President John F. Kennedy Handwritten Notes Prior to November 2, 1962 National Security Council Meeting:
Historically significant notes on the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Indo-China Whyâ€”What is build up Cuba? What would have been strategic effect on U.S. deterrent if Russia had been successful?
President Kennedy's handwritten notes prior to a meeting of the National Security Council Executive Committee on Nov. 2, 1962 in the Cabinet Room at 11:05 a.m.. Kennedy was "anxious" to get answers about Cuba because he was going to make a national TV-Radio statement on Cuba at 5:30 in the afternoon (according to contemporaneous transcript). Kennedy is questioning if intelligence on a buildup in Indo-China is intended for Cuba and rhetorically wanting to know where they would be today if Khruschev had not blinked first and taken down the missiles in Cuba. Great content. 147
PRESIDENT KENNEDY LETTER TO CAPT. LIDDELL HART INQUIRING ABOUT GUERILLA WAR TACTICS
Lot 50 Estimate $10,000+ President Kennedy Typed Letter Signed to Captain B.H. Liddell Hart July 27, 1962: exceptional content letter as President Kennedy is researching T.E. Lawrence's guerrilla tactics as Vietnam heats up and responds to influential English soldier and military historian Captain B.H. Liddell Hart.
"I will agree with you that 'those who frame policy and apply it need a better understanding of the subject than has been shown in the past.' I was interested in your statement on page 6 that, 'The ratio of space to forces is a key factor in guerrilla war.'" Kennedy further states, "I am interested in this mathematical calculation, but I haven't been able to find it in a search through Lawrence's writings. I would appreciate it if you could drop me a line and give me a more exact reference." This fascinating letter demonstrates Kennedy's keen interest in military history and has an important connection to the impending war in Vietnam. Faced with the prospect of a communist threat in southeast Asia, Kennedy increased American involvement in Vietnamâ€”by the end of 1962, the US had dispatched 12,000 military personnel to the region, a tenfold increase from the beginning of JFK's presidency. Still President Kennedy hoped to avoid combat and possibly it was Kennedy's study of Lawrence's success that made him hesitant to engage in guerilla warfare in Vietnam which influenced his decision to remove 1,000 serviceman by the end of 1963, with an intention to bring home all soldiers the following year. This plan was obviously not implemented by LBJ, after President Kennedy's assassination as the American presence in Vietnam increased dramatically and by war's end 58,000 American soldiers lost their lives. 148
PRESIDENT KENNEDY COLD WAR NOTES AND DOODLES
Lot 51 Estimate $10,000+ President Kennedy Handwritten Notes and Doodles on yellow lined loose leaf pageâ€”double sided, oversized, no date, or origination, circa 1962-63:
on site missiles" "series of tests" "sufficient high intensity?'' "8-10" circled, "threshold" "threshold" "threshold" "Broader revocation" - "2 years" "6 years" "6 years" "6 years" "camouflage" below camoflauge Kennedy writes "6" ten times Front page: "6
inside a circle which he then crosses out. On the bottom JFK draws a boat and underneath the boat he writes and circles, "6
tests", "6 tests" , "high nuclear weapon tests" and doodles below a sketch.
"crackdown" , "economic" , "economic" , "economic" , "?", "?" ,"?" , " China" ," China" , " China" .
One of the major highlights of Kennedyâ€™s Presidency was the eventual 1963 signing of the nuclear test ban treaty with China that reduced the Cold War rhetoric. These notes were probably written prior to the Test Ban Treaty and seem to go over US options in dealing with the threat of nuclear weapons. 149
PRESIDENT KENNEDY NOTES ON DEFENSE JAN. 8, 1963
Lot 52 Estimate $10,000+ President Kennedy pencil notes on Defense Jan. 8, 1963 on white lined loose leaf page, with transcript:
Notes on defense made by President Kennedy during a bipartisan legislative leaders' meeting on the evening of Jan. 8, 1963. The meeting took place, interestingly enough, after JFK, LBJ, and Peter Lawford had spent the morning yachting on the Honey Fitz in Palm Beach, Florida, capping off President Kennedyâ€™s 1963 New Year's vacation. 150
"MOSCOW" - "HAVANA" - "SABOTAGE" "SEIGE" "MISSILES" - "GROUND UNITS"
1963 Defense topics discussed in this meeting questioned continued Moscow and Havana relationship, student group squatters, sabotage, seige, missiles, and 4 mobile ground units were also noted by President Kennedy. Historically significant content with some of President Kennedyâ€™s thoughts on these matters. 151
PRESIDENT KENNEDY LETTER SIGNED "LOUIS B. MAYER" TO BROTHER IN-LAW PETER LAWFORD
Lot 53 Estimate $10,000+ President Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed on White House stationaryâ€”entire letter in Kennedy's hand as a joke to his brother-in-law Peter Lawford, circa 1961, signed "Louis B. Mayer": Provenance: Patricia Seaton Lawford, Peter Lawford's wife at the time of his death.
"Read & be prepared for revisions at 8:30 AM —Louis B. Mayer—"
Black and White photograph of President Kennedy with his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford (who was married to President Kennedy's sister Patricia). Background: Prior to this letter President Kennedy had received an early script for the movie "PT 109" which would eventually star Cliff Robertson as Lt. Kennedy. Peter Lawford, his brother-in-law at this time was a veteran actor with much experience around Hollywood. Kennedy naturally wanted Lawford's opinion and advice on the draft Kennedy was sent and invited Lawford and his sister to spend a weekend at the White House to go over this draft. That first evening after his arrival JFK and Lawford eventually went upstairs and over drinks President Kennedy told Lawford that the MGM studio was behind the project. Unbeknownst to President Kennedy, Lawford was then at odds and having contract difficulties with MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer who Lawford detested. Lawford got really upset and told the president he wanted nothing to do to help MGM who he was at war with, and was making his life miserable. The following morning JFK left early for some meeting but before he did he left this incredible letter in Lawford's breakfast tray along with the draft screenplay. "Read & be prepared for revisions at 8:30 AM—Louis B. Mayer—" What a way to get a rise out of Lawford! Lawford jumped up spilling his coffee leaving a stain still seen on the letter, but wisely keeping it for posterity. This background story is directly from Patricia Seaton Lawford and has been written about in Peter Lawford's biography. Unique and unpublished letter and one of only a handful of known Kennedy handwritten letters as president on White House stationery. Another amazing artifact shining once again on the brilliant wit and great sense of humor and playfulness of President Kennedy. 153
JACQUELINE KENNEDY MEMORABILIA
Lot 54 Estimate $4,000+ Jaqueline Kennedy memorabilia lot of (7) items:
A beautifully matted and framed photograph originally owned by White House secretary Mary Durkin. According to this letter from Dec.18, 1962 attached to the back of this frame signed by Letitia Baldrige, Social Secretary says that this scene was used on the President and Mrs. Kennedy's official Christmas card from 1962 and was also to have been distributed at the same time as the staff Christmas picture of the Red Room but apparently was not, so Mrs. Kennedy was now instructing Ms. Baldrige to offer this classic image to White House Staff.
A beautiful image of "Macaroni" (Caroline's horse) pulling the sleigh across the South Lawn driven by Mrs. Kennedy, with Caroline and John sitting next to her. 154
A GORGEOUS PHOTOGRAPH OF JACQUELINE KENNEDY
One of the best color photographic portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy taken circa 1961-62. Boldly signed by the famous photographer Jacques Lowe on Aug. 5, 1998 who took this picture. Tragically all of Jacques Lowe's negatives were destroyed on 9/11/2001 when the Twin Towers were destroyed along with Lowe's negatives that were kept there for safe keeping. 155
THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY VISIT PARIS, FRANCE JUNE, 1961
Jacqueline Kennedy's ballet program signed by French President Charles De Gaulle on the inside cover from June 1, 1961, when President Kennedy and Jacqueline were guests of the De Gaulle's at a formal dinner in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. The Kennedys were entertained by a gala ballet performance at the Louis 15 Theatre in the Palace of Versailles. A beautiful hand-crafted program on special paper for the nights performances. Unique and ex. Robert White sale. 156
PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ITINERARYâ€”PARIS, FRANCE
11-page itinerary for the Kennedy's visit to France in 1961 accompanies this artifact. Ex. Robert White sale.
Inside first page honoring President Kennedy with signature of Charles De Gaulle.
JACQUELINE KENNEDY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WHITE HOUSE
Jacqueline Kennedy Over-sized Signed Photograph-scarce color 13.25˝ x 9.75˝ photo of the White House affixed to its original 17.5˝ x 14.25˝ mount, signed on the mount in blue ballpoint, "Jacqueline Kennedy." Commissioned by the Kennedys in 1961 to produce the official White House Christmas card. Hallmark President Joyce C. Hall took several photographs of the north lawn with it's beautiful circular pool and water fountain; although this version was ultimately not used for the card, the Kennedys presented mounted copies of this photo as VIP gifts.
THE FIRST LADY JACQUELINE KENNEDY MEETS PREMIER KHRUSHCHEV
Rare original photo (stamped on reverse) of Jacqueline Kennedy posing with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, Austria, during the first summit meeting between President Kennedy and Khrushchev in June 1961. 159
THE FIRST LADY CARDBOARD DOLL WITH ORIGINAL BOX 1962:
The First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy cardboard doll in original 1962 box: The cardboard First Lady measures 29˝ x 11˝. Includes multiple sheets of various outfits and accessories to be cut-out and affixed to the cardboard doll without paste. In unused condition and a great visual artifact showcasing Jackie's great sense of style.
Cardboard Doll 29˝
ONE-OF-A-KIND PRESIDENT KENNEDY & ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT KENNEDY Lot 55 SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH Estimate $25,000+
John and Robert Kennedy Signed Photograph: to Terence McCarten the photographer who took this photograph7.5˝ x 9.5˝ glossy black & white photo taken in the Oval Office with McCarten's contact sheet of 11 images. The only known signed photograph of the two brothers alone, signed by both John and Robert Kennedy.
THE KENNEDY BROTHERS!
John and Robert are relaxed and smiling, signed and inscribed in fountain pen by both, "To Terence McCarten, with every good wish, John F. Kennedy" and "To Terence, with thanks, Robert F. Kennedy." Original contact sheet with 11 images of John & Robert Kennedy from McCarten's session are included. Terence McCarten was an award-winning news photographer who worked at the N.Y. Herald Tribune and N.Y. Post who met the two brothers while covering the 1960 presidential campaign. An extraordinary image of these American icons and an absolute rarity of great historical significance. 163
CONTACT SHEET IMAGES OF
JOHN KENNEDY & ROBERT KENNEDY
PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT KENNEDY GRANT A FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL PARDON Lot 56 Estimate $8,000+ President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy Signed pardon, Jacques Lowe photograph of John and Robert Kennedy:
President Kennedy grants a "full and unconditional pardon" to a convicted smuggler just five weeks before his assassination, also signed by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
JOHN AND ROBERT KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPH BY FAMED PHOTOGRAPHER JACQUES LOWELARGE-FORMAT, NUMBERED, AND FRAMED
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATION MEMORABILIA Lot 57 Estimate $3,000+ Original Nov. 22, 1963 black bordered insert in the Dallas Morning News WELCOME MR. KENNEDY, vintage "WELCOME MR. PRESIDENT" cloth banner, Color Jigsaw Puzzle of President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy arriving in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963 at Love Field:
Original Nov. 22, 1963 black bordered insert in the Dallas Morning News sarcastically welcoming President Kennedy to Dallas. Paid for by Bernard Weissman, Chairman of "The American Fact-Finding Committee," an ultra right wing conservative group who hated Kennedy and his policies. 168
Color jigsaw puzzle of Jackie receiving red roses with the President arriving at Love Field, Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963.
WELCOME MR. PRESIDENT Vintage cloth bannerdisplayed in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963 during the motorcade procession prior to the assassination of President Kennedy. Amazing surviving witness from that fateful day.
2 FIRST GENERATION PHOTOGRAPHS OF LBJ BEING SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT BY WHITE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER CECIL STOUGHTON
Lot 58 Estimate $5,000+ 2 Original FIRST GENERATION photographs of LBJ being sworn in as President by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton signed and dated 11/22/63 as a gift to Dave Powers: Provenance: Dave Powers Estate.
Back of Photo 1
Back of Photo 2
Original first generation historic image of LBJ being sworn in as President aboard Air Force 1 with the casket of President Kennedy on board and Jackie standing next to Johnson and refusing to change her blood soaked clothing stating that, she "wanted them to see what they did to Jack." Iconic photo was taken by White House staff photographer Cecil Stoughton who signed and dated this image on the back Nov. 22, 1963 from probably his first personal printing and gave this print to close friend Dave Powers which remained in his file for over 50 years. The file folder included shows a distinct discoloration of the outline from both photographs from Stoughton given to Powers, evidence of the amount of time these photos were in this folder. Powers also labels this folder "November 22, 1963-on Air Force #1 Swearing-In of LBJ" Extremely rare as very few first generation prints like these two are known to exist, from one of the most iconic images captured in American history. 170
Dave Powers was known as an extremely organized man with a great sense of history who started making contemporaneous notes and creating files of historical memorabilia on JFK starting with the first Congressional campaign of 1946. The file below is where the two photographs were kept for over 50 years.
This rare image seldom seen, shows the back of LBJ and some of the 27 witnesses aboard Air Force 1. 171
DAVE POWERS EXTRAORDINARY 9-PAGE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION
Lot 59 Estimate $10,000+ Dave Powers extraordinary and unpublished 9-page eyewitness account: of the events that unfolded on Nov. 22, 1963, starting at 7:15 A.M. in Fort Worth, Texas, and ending Sat. Nov. 23, 1963 at 4:22 A.M. in the morning. Dave Powers was one of John Kennedy's best friends who rode in the Secret Service car right behind President Kennedy's limousine on Nov. 22, 1963 and helped remove President Kennedyâ€™s body from the limousine and onto a stretcher at Parkland Hospital. There have been many accounts of that tragic day in Dallas but none were written by anyone more qualified than Dave Powers as he was not only watching this tragedy unfold but was unfortunately a participant in the events. Provenance: Dave Powers Estate. Lot also includes President Kennedy Mourning Poster and original 22' UPI Teletype wire service roll 11/22/63. The clarity and detail of this document is of the utmost historical significance.
"10:15 A.M. - The President talked about the full page, black border paid ad in the Dallas Morning News. He told Ken O'Donnell and me 'it was not a very difficult job to shoot the President.'"
Certificate of Authenticity from McInnis Auctions which held the Dave Powers Estate sale which covers this Lot as well as Lots 58 and 60. Note on the bottom, far right, a note from Dan Meador curator for the Powers Estate sale, that before this lot came up for auction an announcement was made that "The JFK Museum and Library in Boston, Ma. had expressed interest in having this lot at their museum," emphasizing the historical significance of these artifacts.
HIGHLIGHTS OF DAVE POWERS ACCOUNT OF THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION Lot 59 Page 1- Ft. Worth, Texas 7:15 A.M.- I was awakened by the noise from the street. I looked out the window- the morning was gray and rainy. Several hundred people were already standing in the rain in the parking lot across from the Texas Hotel waiting to see their President. We had flown into Ft.Worth the evening before from Houston, Texas. 8:00 A.M. I went to the President's suite. The President shaved, showered and dressed. He then selected a blue-gray two button suit, a white shirt with a blue-gray stripe and a drak(sic) blue tie with small squares. Page 2 8:45 A.M. The President smiled, " Mrs. Kennedy is busy organizing herself," he explained, " it takes her a little longer, you know, but then she looks so much better than we do,"
9:15 A.M.-The President was in a joking mood; he recalled that on a State Visit to France (June 1, 1961) he introduced himself as " the man who had accompanied Mrs. Kennedy to Paris. I'm getting somewhat that same sensation as I travel around Texas." The crowd roared as the President looked at Jackie adoringly. Powers records for posterity probably the last example of the great wit and charm of JFK.
Page 3 10:15 A.M. entry continued at bottom of the page *" The President talked about the full page, black border paid ad in the Dallas Morning News. He told Ken O'Donnell and me 'it was not a very difficult job to shoot the President. '"
11:37 A.M.- I was standing in the back of the jet when President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy were waiting for the ramp to be placed by the door. I said; " You two look like Mr. and Mrs. America! "They smiled and I added, " Please don't both of you wave at the same person at the same time as it might be too much for them- work different sides of the street."
Page 4- Dallas, Texas 11:52A.M.--" I rode in the follow-up car directly behind the President."
12:30 P.M.-" I replied ' it is now 12:30'... As the motorcade slowly passed by the Dallas School Book Depository, I heard the first shot-an ominous frightening sound...'"
Page 5 12:30 P.M. "The President now clutched his throat....." Ken, I think the President has been shot".... we both saw and heard the shot that hit him in the back of the head with a sickening thud...Ken O'Donnell and I blessed ourselves."
12:35 P.M.-" Jackie held him in her arms. She did not want to let the President out of her armsâ€Ś His eyes were open, the pupils dilated, there was some chest movement."
Page 6 12:35 P.M.- " I lifted my President... His face was expressionless.... there was no sign of fear or pain... his eyes were open. I looked at him and remember saying 'Oh, My God, Mr. President, what have they done!!'...Her beautiful pink suit was covered with blood and her gloves were caked with blood."
12:40 P.M.-. "I called out to John Ready of the Secret Service to send for a priest."
1:05 P.M. "Mrs. Kennedy still covered with blood kissed the President goodbye. She then took the ring from her finger and placed it on the President's finger"... Page 7 1:00 P.M- "The President was pronounced dead by Dr. William Kemp Clark." 1:05 P.M. "Mrs. Kennedy still covered with blood kissed the President goodbye. She then took the ring from her finger and placed it on the President's finger"...
1:30 P.M. "A hospital official appeared in the corridor outside the emergency room and said the President's body could not be moved...Ken O'Donnell said: " Let's go.... we're getting out of here now!"
Page 8 2:20 P.M.-"I helped carry the bronze casket containing the body of President Kennedy aboard Air Force One." 2:38 P.M. "Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th. President of the United States. (Just 98 minutes after President Kennedy died.)...27 persons,...witnessed the swearing in." 2:47 P.M.-" Mrs. Kennedy still stained with blood where she had held the President in his dying moments, refused to be separated from him and she remained with the casket in the rear compartment throughout the entire flight."... I sat with her along with Ken O'Donnell, Larry O'Brien, and Brig. General Godfrey McHugh"...
"Jackie seemed to remember all the things which pleased her husband: Luigi Vena, who sang at their wedding. The Irish Cadets, The Black Watch, The Green Berets. She wanted the rituals simple-she wanted the East Room the way it was for President Lincoln."
Page 9 6:05 P.M. "Ken, Larry and I rode behind them to Bethesda, and stayed with them all night long."
9:00 P.M.-"George Thomas (the President's Valet) brought over several suits and ties. I chose a blue suit, white shirt, and blue tie for the President."
1:00 A.M.-Saturday, November 23, 1963 "Between 1:00 A.M. and 2:00 A.M., Ken, Larry and I picked out a solid mahogany casket.... I never dreamed I would be picking out a casket for the greatest man I ever met and the best friend I ever had. Two days earlier after our swim he weighed 172 1/2 and looked like a champion." 4:22 A.M.-"President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's body came home to the White House. Jackie asked Ken and me to stay and sleep at the White House.......I wanted to go home and cry where no one could see me." Mrs. Kennedy's great courage....
From the moment President Kennedy fell into her arms in Dallas she stayed with him. She was by his side when he died. She spent the night at Bethesda with him. She accompanied his casket back to the White House in the misty dawn, she attended Mass with her children in the East Room Saturday and Sunday. She went to the Capitol with his body and back again at 9 P.M. with Bobby. Bobby had talked to me at Bethesda Naval Hospital and again early that morning at the White House about an open or closed casket. I told Bobby I had been attending wakes with President Kennedy since 1946 and he often told me "he did not want a lot of people staring at him in a casket trying to decide if he looked better or worse, or if he was sleeping, etc."
PRESIDENT KENNEDY MOURNING POSTER & 22' ORIGINAL UPI TELETYPE 11/22/63 Lot 59 President Kennedy Mourning Poster and original 22' UPI Teletype wire service roll 11/22/63 :
Unusual Mourning Poster of President Kennedy.
Original 22 feet of wire service notices covering President Kennedyâ€™s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. Many early notices were not true as competing news services were lax in confirming information before printing.
Original wire service roll 11/22/63. 177
Lot 60 Estimate $3,000+
DAVE POWERS ARCHIVE PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION
Dave Powers Archive of 10 documents pertaining to the Assassination of President Kennedy: Provenance: Dave Powers Estate
Original notes from Dave Powers, 2 pages titled Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Friday Nov. 22—Monday, Nov. 25, 1963—unpublished—details of Mrs. Kennedy's decisions and planning for the funeral of President Kennedy.
"After the private Mass in the East Room Bobby walked over to me and said "Come on upstairs Dave, maybe you can help out with young John." We were alone on the elevator when Bobby said: "You and the President had some wonderful times together." I said "He was the greatest man I ever met." Bobby said: (with tears in his eyes) "He had a wonderful life—but what a way to end it." The elevator door opened we both dried our eyes—Bobby walked in to comfort Jackie and I went in search of John F., Jr."
Original notes from Dave Powers—Friday, November 22, 1963—unpublished—remembers the two conversations he had with Bobby Kennedy about whether President Kennedy should have an open or closed casket. Also notes that after leaving Bethesda Naval Hospital early Sat. morning, Dave Powers arrived back at the White House at 4:22 A.M. and after a quick shower was back at the White House for a private Mass in the East Room at 8 A.M. 179
Lot 60 Dave Powers reflections on Robert Kennedy - 2 Pages "In the history of American politics no man ever made as many sacrifices to make his brother President of the United States as Robert F Kennedy. On the 1946 Congressional campaign- "One day we were riding over the bridge to Charlestown when Bobby saw a spot he thought would look better with a big Kennedy sign on it. We drove back to our headquarters, picked up a ladder and a sign, and headed back to Charlestown. I can still remember him standing on the top of the 40 foot ladder, risking his life, to nail up another banner for his brother."
Original notes and paperclip from Dave Powers on what Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline and Robert Kennedy placed in the coffin of President Kennedy.
"Last Moments With President Kennedy" by Very Rev. Oscar L. Huber, C.M., signed by Huber and disputing his role as portrayed by William Manchester in his book "The Death of a President" Also included Dave Powers copy of "Last Rites of the Catholic Church."
"Except The Lord Keep The City, The Watchman Waketh But In Vain"
Dave Powers contemporaneous typed file index card unlined of the last paragraph of "The text of the Speech President Kennedy was scheduled to deliver in the Dallas Trade Mart in Dallas, Texas, at noon on Nov. 22, 1963."
Private Printing of "The Unspoken Speech of John F. Kennedy at Dallas November 22, 1963" This is the speech President Kennedy was to give in the Trade Mart in Dallas, Texas at noon. Printed by Stanley Marcus head of the family Dept. Store of the same name.
Dave Powers contemporaneous typed file index card unlined of the last paragraph of "The text of the Speech President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was scheduled to deliver at the Texas Welcome Dinner at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin,Texas, on the evening of November 22, 1963."
First page of President Kennedy's Unspoken Speech intended for the Trade Mart.
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY FUNERAL ALBUM Lot 61 Estimate $5,000+ Unique photograph album from the estate of Major General William H. Abendroth (1895-1970) of President Kennedy's funeral procession and burial which include unique images of the Kennedy family, plus large 30˝ x 40˝ Hon. John F. Kennedy poster on heavy board:
President Kennedy at a military procession.
President Kennedy's body arrives from Dallas aboard Air Force 1.
The president's body lies in state.
JACQUELINE KENNEDY HOLDING THE HANDS OF CAROLINE AND JOHN JR.
AMAZING PHOTOGRAPH OF JACQUELINE KENNEDY TELLING JOHN JR. TO SALUTE HIS FATHER
ROBERT KENNEDY, JACQUELINE KENNEDY, TED KENNEDY JOIN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION. Lot 61
THE FUNERAL PROCESSION BEGINS
PRESIDENT KENNEDY LAID TO REST
THE HON. JOHN F. KENNEDY Lot 61 Unusual Large John F Kennedy Poster on Heavy Board 30˝ x 40˝
JACK RUBY SIGNED BUSINESS CARD & CONGRATULATORY TELEGRAM Lot 62 Estimate $5,000+ Jack Ruby signed business card with congratulatory Western Union Telegram: Framed picture of Jack Ruby with 2 of his showgirls, 3 business cards (one signed by Jack Ruby on the back) and a congratulatory telegram from a soldier on Ruby killing Oswald.
"WELL DONE SOLDIER MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" Western Union Telegram Nov. 24, 1963 to Jack Ruby from Master Sgt. Carl C Dewey
Jack Ruby inscribes "Admit Party Jack Ruby" with a phone # on the back of one of the 3 Carousel Club business cards.
JACK RUBY'S ORIGINAL MUG SHOTS FROM NOV. 25, 1963
Lot 63 Estimate $20,000+ Jack Rubyâ€”3 original mug shots and signed fingerprint card from Dallas Sheriff Dept Nov. 25, 1963, with original photographs from his trial:
Original set of mug shot photographs taken Nov. 25, 1963 of Jack Ruby by the Dallas Sheriff Dept.
Jack Ruby's original mugshot 11/25/63. 194
Provenance as noted on reverse of photograph taken Nov. 25, 1963.
JACK RUBY'S SIGNED FINGERPRINT CARD FROM NOV. 25, 1963 Jack Ruby's original fingerprint card created on Nov. 25, 1963 by the Dallas, Texas Sheriff 's Office, signed "Jack Ruby" on the left side (note alias and real last name "Jack Leon Rubenstien"â€” spelled incorrectly, should be Rubenstein). Noteworthy the fingerprint card has only 9 and not 10 fingerprints as Ruby's left index finger was amputated in 1952.
CHARGE OR OFFENSE
"MURDER WITH MALICE"
Reverse of fingerprint card
ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM JACK RUBY'S TRIAL
ROBERT F. KENNEDY WRITES TO REPORTER JACK ANDERSON IN 1957 COMPLAINING ABOUT AN ARTICLE HE WROTE ABOUT HIS BROTHER JACK Lot 64 Estimate $4,000+ Robert F. Kennedy 2 page Typed Letter Signed on United States Senate letterhead Apr. 18, 1957 to reporter Jack Anderson with an additional hand written sentence in ink signed twice "Bob": Provenance: Dave Powers Estate.
1957 letter from Robert Kennedy to reporter Jack Anderson setting him straight on some uncomplimentary things he wrote in an article about Jack Kennedy.
After dressing down Anderson, Bobby writes:
"Jack You made my mouth water discussing that dessert. I hope you will drop in and see me.
"Washington brother act"
"Keep an eye on those young Kennedys of Massachusetts" By Jack Anderson
Article that Jack Anderson wrote about the Kennedy brothers.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY WRITES DAVE POWERS ON HIS LAST DAY IN OFFICE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL SEPT. 2, 1964
Lot 65 Estimate $4,000+ Robert F. Kennedy 1 page TLS on Attorney General letterhead Sept. 2, 1964 to Dave Powers signed "Bobby," and thanking Dave "for all that you did for President Kennedy," original Dave Powers vintage inscribed folder with "From R.F.K. Sept. 2, 1964" with "Kennedy 64" pin attached, 2 press releases from Robert Kennedy and President Johnson after Robert Kennedy's resignation: Provenance: Dave Powers Estate.
EXTREMELY RARE "KENNEDY 64" SENATE CAMPAIGN PIN Original Dave Powers inscribed folder.
Text of letter from Robert Kennedy to the president: "As you know, I have accepted the Democratic nomination for United States Senator from the State of New York."
Press release, text of letter from President Johnson to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy accepting with regret his resignation. 201
ROBERT F. KENNEDY WRITES DAVE POWERS
AUGUST 28, 1967
Lot 66 Estimate $4,000+ Robert F. Kennedy TLS, official United States Senate letterhead, August 28, 1967 to Dave Powers, thanking him for his kind note and additionally adding in ink the question, "What would you tell Lyndon to do to help his popularity," signed twice in ink "Bob" with original envelope, Dave Powers inscribed folder dated 8/28/67: Provenance: Dave Powers Estate.
Extremely compelling content as President Johnson's popularity at this time was sinking because of the United States' involvement in Vietnam. President Johnson would soon announce he would not seek a second term in office, and Robert Kennedy would enter the race for president in 1968. 202
"What would you tell Lyndon to do to help his popularity." Original Dave Powers inscribed folder.
Original envelope from Robert Kennedy to Dave Powers.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY MEMORABILIA
Lot 67 Estimate $4,000+ 13 piece lot: (4) posters, (1) RFK signed photograph, (1) original sketch of Robert F. Kennedy by artist Robert Reiger inscribed by Ethel Kennedy, (1) RFK Eulogy, (1) RFK memorial card, (1) A Tribute to Robert F Kennedy "An Honorable Profession" 1968 private printing, (1) unopened box of Robert F. Kennedy trading cards with 5 cent wax packs, (1) RFK Presidential sticker, (1) RFK Senatorial sticker, (1) Robert F. Kennedy secretarially endorsed check:
Robert F. Kennedy for Senator poster. 204
RARE ROBERT F. KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT POSTER Lot 67
The rarest of all Robert F. Kennedy Posters. This "RFK GALA" was held at the S.F. Civic Center June 1, 1968 just 4 days before he was assassinated.
Robert F. Kennedy signed photograph
Letter of provenance from Kennedy aide Edwin Guthman. 208
An original sketch of Robert F. Kennedy by artist Robert Reiger who has hand signed this drawing. After RFK's death Ethel gave this sketch to a good family friend Willy Schaeffler and inscribed, "For Willy, who taught him the discipline of a pro-and who was with him on all the great runs. Ethel" Christmas 1968
Robert Francis Kennedy Eulogy by Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy memorial card.
A Tribute to Robert F Kennedy "An Honorable Profession" 1968 private printing. 210
UNOPENED BOX OF 5 CENT WAX PACKS WITH BUBBLE GUM "The story of ROBERT F. KENNEDY"
Rare Robert Kennedy for President sticker 1968.
Kennedy for United States Senator sticker.
Robert F. Kennedy secretarially endorsed check.
TED KENNEDY MEMORABILIA
Lot 68 Estimate $1,000+ "The Fruitful Bough" A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, Memorial card to Joseph Kennedy Sr., Ted Kennedy TLS Nov. 7, 1973, John F. Kennedy Eulogy signed by Ted Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy signed by Ted Kennedy: Private Printing of dedication book to Joseph Kennedy Sr. collected by Edward M. Kennedy and inscribed to good friend Willy Schaeffler Olympic skier and personal friend to both Robert and Ted Kennedy.
Memorial card to Joseph Kennedy Sr.
"I appreciate your letter indicating your concern with the lack of confidence in the Nixon Administration"
John F. Kennedy Eulogy signed Ted Kennedy.
Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy signed Ted Kennedy.
TED KENNEDY'S CONTEMPORANEOUS NOTES WRITTEN IN HIS ROOM AT THE FAIRMONT HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO AFTER TURNING ON THE TELEVISION AND HEARING THAT HIS BROTHER ROBERT HAD BEEN SHOT IN LOS ANGELES THAT EVENING JUNE 5, 1968 Lot 69 Estimate $10,000+ Ted Kennedy's contemporaneous notes written the night of June 5, 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Provenance: Ted Kennedy's aide. With original wire service photo of a dying Robert Kennedy:
Original wire service photo of a dying Robert Kennedy shortly after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan on June 5, 1968.
"Ambass"(Ambassador Hotel) "Central Receiving Hospital" "483-7311" "Good Samaritan Hospital" "H-2-8111" "Hamilton AFB"(Air Force Base) Provenance from Kennedy aide who was with Ted Kennedy that evening and kept these notes that Ted had written.
Ted Kennedy tracks down his brother Robert after hearing he was shot while watching television. This amazing document details the information that Ted was able to get; his brother was shot at the Ambassador Hotel, taken first to the Central Receiving Hospital, and finally to Good Samaritan Hospital where doctors were operating on his brother Robert. As his note reflects, Ted Kennedy went to Hamilton Air Force base where a plane immediately flew him to Los Angeles where he did get to see his brother Robert before he passed away the following afternoon. An incredible artifact pertaining to the assassination of Robert Kennedy. 215
TED KENNEDY'S POIGNANT 5-PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY EVELLE YOUNGER
Lot 70 Estimate $10,000+ Ted Kennedy 5-page ALS May 18, 1969 to Mr. Evelle Younger District Attorney who prosecuted Sirhan Sirhan for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Remarks by District Attorney Evelle J. Younger May 21, 1969 Case of People v. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.
After finding Sirhan Sirhan guilty of murder in the first degree, District Attorney Evelle J. Younger asked the Kennedy family if they had any comments or recommendations relative to the penalty in this case, which was death in the electric chair. At this time in California a judge could if he wanted to as a form of clemency reduce the punishment of death to life imprisonment. The following 5-page Ted Kennedy letter to the court represented the Kennedy family position in regards to the death penalty Sirhan Sirhan faced. It wasn't until 1972 that the death sentence was eliminated as punishment in California for first degree murder and replaced by life imprisonment without the chance of parole. This also meant that all prisoners who were on death row at the time and waiting for execution had their sentences converted to life imprisonment which became the case for Sirhan Sirhan. 216
"My brother was a man of love and sentiment and compassion. He would not have wanted his death to be a cause for the taking of another life. You may recall his plea when he learned of the death of Martin Luther King. He said that 'What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness, but love and wisdom and compassion towards one another.' Moreover he was a young man totally committed to life and living. He stood against injustice, poverty and discrimination for those evils lessened life. He grew to despise war for war denies the sacredness of life. And he had a special affection for children for they held the promise of life. We all realize that many other considerations fall within your responsibility and that of the court. But if the kind of man my brother was is pertinent we believe it should be weighed in the balance on the side of compassion, mercy and Gods gift of life itself."
Edward M. Kennedy
This five page letter is one of the most powerful, moving, and emotional letters ever written. 217
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Memorabilia
Lot 71 Estimate 10,000+ Cecil Stoughton photograph of young John Jr. with a scribble signature of John Jr. as a 2 year old, later inscribed to Mr. Stoughton from John Kennedy Jr. as an adult, "To Mr. Stoughton, Now I can sign my name, Best, John Kennedy." Original wire service photograph of John Jr. saluting his father, Oversized color photograph of John Jr. on Martha's Vineyard in 1995 taken by the FBI who were on a stakeout for Whitey Bulger and later inscribed by John Kennedy to FBI Special Agent William Rosenbaum " Bill, thanks for your help, John Kennedy." Provenance: letter of explanation about this photograph from Special Agent William Rosenbaum with his FBI card.
Charming portrait of young Kennedy showing his first tooth out smile playing with a toy helicopter and a picture of Marine One in the White House. Photo taken by first official White House photographer, Cecil W Stoughton who asked the boy to sign his name and hence the below scribble. Stoughton then helped the boy write "John". Some time in the 1990s, Stoughton and John Jr. found themselves at the same table at a NASA event in Florida. Stoughton asked John Jr. to re-inscribe this photo which he graciously did "To Mr. Stoughton, Now I can sign my name, Best, John Kennedy." Stamped on back by Stoughton. Unique piece from John Jr. who tragically died a few years after signing this photograph.
JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. SALUTES HIS FATHER
Iconic original wire service photograph November 25, 1963.
"Bill, thanks for your help, John Kennedy" Incredible one of a kind FBI surveillance photograph of John Kennedy Jr. Letter and FBI card from Special Agent William Rosenbaum is included and explains the unusual set of circumstances of how and why this photographg was taken in the summer of 1995. The FBI was following up on a tip that Whitey Bulger was meeting somebody of interest to the FBI at Martha's Vineyard and from a distance the FBI spotted a man and a woman who they took pictures of that turned out to be John and his girlfriend and soon to be wife Carolyn Bessette having a picnic. Kennedy inscribed this framed oversized photograph (41" x 31") to Agent Rosenbaum who helped Kennedy push his dory out to the water.
"I hung the photo over my desk but after one week took it down because I was so harassed by the Irish FBI agents."
Provenance from F.B.I. Special Agent William Rosenbaum on the John Kennedy Jr. signed F.B.I. surveillance photograph.
PALOGER ARCHIVE OF PHOTOGRAPHS lot 72 Estimate: $250,000+
There are (434) 4" x 5" negatives all public domain images that are simply the largest and most historically significant archive of John F. Kennedy photographs from 1946 to 1953 in the world. They are mostly unpublished and all come with their original glassine sleeves. There are (231) original 4" x 5" contact prints, and over (400) vintage 5" x 8" silver gelatin prints most with contemporaneous red grease pencil descriptions on their backs. This represents over 1,000 vintage images of John F. Kennedy. Images of JFK from 1946–1953 are so rare that every documentary ever done on John Kennedy basically skips this period. Usually you might see some newsreel footage or LIFE Magazine's images of the Kennedy's 1953 wedding—but that's about it. This time period 1946–1953 is the "black hole" in the life of John F. Kennedy and is by far the most under represented period by images particularly pertaining to his political career. One would have to think that if JFK had lost either the 1946 Congressional Campaign or the 1952 Senatorial Campaign—it's doubtful he would have been elected President in 1960. Most people don't realize how critical a role his family played in both campaigns. His brother Bobby was the campaign manager of both campaigns. His mother Rose and sisters Eunice, Patricia, and Jean all participated especially in joining Jack for the "Meet the Kennedy's" in 1946 and the "The Kennedy Teas" of 1952 that made all the difference in John F. Kennedy winning both campaigns. Both of these functions are represented in this photographic archive as well as the important Charlestown Parade on June 17, 1946 one day before the primary where JFK is photographed marching in some of the most historically significant photographs ever seen of JFK.
The archive also includes many images of JFK with both President Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson from the 1952 Senatorial campaign. In particular there are over 30 photographs of the 1952 "Kennedy Teas" all with John Kennedy on crutches at this time, but still standing in line for hours without leaving until he shook the hand of every person who waited in line to meet him. There are also 49 original negatives from the Sept. 12, 1953 wedding of John and Jacqueline Kennedy that are mostly unpublished as well as unpublished photographs of the Kennedy's visiting St. Justines Childrens Hospital in Montreal, Canada a private Kennedy charity chosen by Jackie. There are also (89) 35mm color vintage transparencies of President Kennedy and his family from 1961-1963. These are all public domain images. Another group are mostly vintage photographs of John F. Kennedy and his family from 1961-1963 as well as many photographs taken by professional photographers that are stamped on their backs covering the 1960 Democratic National Convention held in Los Angeles. Finally there is an incredible archive of (376) wire service photographs, all from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Ma. Pre-1960 (12), 1960 Presidential Campaign (122), As President (167), Funeral (70), Misc. (6) all stamped, marked, and many with newspaper descriptions or photos used. This is an amazing photographic archive covering the life of John F. Kennedy.
434 Original 4" x 5" Negatives in Glassine Sleeves
231 Contact Prints 425 Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints
1090 Vintage Images 1946â€“1953 1946 Congressional Campaign 1947-1949 As Congressman 76- Original 4"x 5" Negatives 43- Original 4"x 5" Contact Prints 55- 5"x 8" Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints 1952 Senatorial Campaign 294- Original 4"x 5" Negatives 175- Original 4"x 5" Contact Prints 343- 5"x 8" Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints August 12, 1953 John and Jacqueline Kennedy Wedding 49- Original 4"x 5" Negatives 1953: St. Justine's Children's Hospital 15- Original 4"x 5" Negatives 13- Original 4"x 5" Contact Prints 7- 5"x 8" Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints 1946-1952 20- 8"x 10" Vintage Photographs Total: 434- Original 4"x 5" Negatives 231- Original 4"x 5" Contact Prints 405- 5"x 8" Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints 20- 8"x 10" Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints 20" x 24" First Generation Photographs printed later from original negatives: 101 - Silver Gelatin Prints 8" x 10" First Generation Photographs printed later from original negatives: 108 Silver Gelatin Prints 4" x 5" First Generation Contact Prints printed later from original negatives: 49- Silver Gelatin Prints
258 First Generation Photographs printed later silver gelatin prints from original negatives
grand total of 1348 images from these 434 original negatives
1946 Official Congressional Campaign Photographs Taken At Kennedy's Beacon Hill Apartment
This photograph was featured in LIFE Magazine's 100th Commemorative Edition "John F. Kennedy The Legacy" in an opening 12 page gallery
1946 Congressional Campaignâ€”June 17, 1946 Annual Charlestown Bunker Hill Day Parade.
JUNE 17, 1946 CHARLESTOWN BUNKER HILL DAY PARADE
This photograph was featured in LIFE Magazine's 100th Commemorative Edition "John F. Kennedy The Legacy" in an opening 12 page gallery
JFK COMMANDER OF POST 5880 WALKS BEHIND BANNER HONORING HIS BROTHER LT. JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR.
KENNEDY HATED WEARING HATS BUT WAS SEEN HOLDING ONE IN MANY IMAGES AT THIS TIME
This photograph was featured in LIFE Magazine's 100th Commemorative Edition "John F. Kennedy The Legacy" in an opening 12 page gallery
JFK VISITS THE BOSTON RED SOX DUGOUT SPRING 1946 STANDING BETWEEN HALL OF FAMER'S TED WILLIAMS ON THE LEFT AND DETROIT TIGER SLUGGER HANK GREENBERG ON THE FAR RIGHT. EDDIE PELLEGRINI IS NEXT TO TED WILLIAMS. 244
JFK voting in primary with his maternal grandparents June 18,1946
Kennedy surrounded by Grandfather ' Honey Fitz', Mother Rose,Grandmother, Father Joseph
Swearing in as Commander of VFW Post 5880
1946 Congressional Campaign-JFK wanted this photo withÂ Navy Admiral Nimitz
VICTORY NIGHT-KENNEDY WINS PRIMARY-SURROUNDED BY HIS MOTHER, FATHER AND CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS
Practicing To Be A Politician 1948
1949 Cardinal Cushing and members of the Kennedy Family attend unveiling of oil painting of Joe Kennedy Jr. at a Boston Mental Hospital that the Kennedy family supported
Visiting with Mrs. Eleanor Roosvelt
1952 Official Senatorial Campaign photographs
President Truman aides Kennedy's Senatorial Campaign
Kennedy running for Senator Stevenson running for President
1952 The Famous Kennedy Teas
Kennedy Was On Crutches But Wouldn't Leave Until He Shook The Hand Of Every Lady That Came To Meet Him.
1952 SENATORIAL CAMPAIGNJFK CAMPAIGNING IN ITALIAN NEIGHBORHOOD-EAST BOSTON
1952 SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN JFK ON DOCKS IN E. BOSTON WITH FISHERMEN AND LONGSHOREMEN 280
1952 SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN JFK OPENING MAIL IN HIS BEACON HILL APT. WITH A PHOTO OF HIS BROTHER JOE ABOVE THE TELEPHONE.
Taking Lessons From Joe Schenck 20th Century Fox Studio Founder And A Good Friend Of Joesph P. Kennedy Sr. From 1952
"Talking to the Ocean" on backs of photos- lessons with Joe Schenck-co-founder and Chairman of 20th Century Pictures and friend of Joseph P. Kennedy who gave speech lessons to JFK for over 5 years working on his craft of public speaking that seemed so natural in later years.
Waiting On Line To Vote Robert, Ethel, And John
Kennedy Getting Ready To Vote
Victory over Lodge
Contemporaneous Red Grease Pencil Descriptions On The Backs Of Most Of The 400- 5" X 8" Photographs From 1946-1952
1953 Engagement JFK And Jackie
Sept. 12, 1953 Outside St. Marys Church Newport Rhode Island Prior To Their Wedding
Sept. 12, 1953 Outside St. Marys Church Newport Rhode Island Prior To Their Wedding
Inside Hammersmith Farm For The Wedding Reception
Rose Janet Jackie John
Joseph P. Whispers In Jackie's Ear
Patricia And Eunice Kennedy
John Kennedy Leans Down To Talk To Jackie's Half-Sister Janet Auchincloss.
Probably The Most Famous Photograph Of The Kennedy Wedding 325
The Wedding Party gathers for photographs
Cutting The The Wedding Cake John & Jackie Kennedy
Jackie's the Star on way to St. Justines Children's Hospital,Montreal,Canada 1953 330
A Kennedy Private Charity Chosen By Jackie St. Justine's Children's Hospital Montreal, Cananda 1953
JFK as President with FamilyÂ (1961-1963) Public Domain Photos from Vintage 35 mm colorÂ transparencies
Halloween Oct. 31, 1962 - West Wing Colonnade, White House President Kennedy with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy center back in black and Jean Kennedy Smith (JFK's sister) next to Jackie in orange outfit.Caroline Kennedy is in costume standing right below her father and Steve Smith Jr., Jean's son is in costume standing right below.
Oct. 10, 1963 - a favorite photograph of President Kennedy with John Jr. following behind. JFK 's left hand apparently loosening his shirt as he walks. Steve McQueen couldn't look cooler.
Democratic National Convention July 15, 1960 Los Angeles National Sports Arena -over sized photographs
Democratic National Convention July 15, 1960 Los Angeles National Sports Arena -over sized photographs
Democratic National Convention July 15, 1960 Los Angeles National Sports Arena -over sized photographs
Over sized photos most 11 x 14 Democratic National Convention 1960
(377) JOHN F. KENNEDY WIRE SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION-ALL FROM THE WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE, WORCESTER, MA. JFK Wire Service Photograph Collection
PRE-1960 (12 ), 1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN (122), AS PRESIDENT (167), FUNERAL(70), MISC. (6) ALL STAMPED, MARKED, AND MANY WITH NEWSPAPER DESCRIPTIONS OR PHOTOS USED. INCREDIBLE ARCHIVE. JFK Wire Service Photograph Collection
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curred by RR Auction. If RR Auction assigns collection to its house counsel, such attorney’s time expended on the matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. RR Auction shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the Bidder to secure payment of the Auction invoice. RR Auction is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of the Bidder then held by RR Auction or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due RR Auction or affiliates from the Bidder. With respect to these lien rights, RR Auction shall have all the rights of a secured creditor, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the Bidder waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against RR Auction and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice (the “Consignor”). If a Bidder owes RR Auction or its affiliates on any account, RR Auction and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. All checks, cashiers checks, bank checks, or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC. Sales Tax: RR Auction is a remote seller and we are now required to collect Sales/ Use Tax from our bidders. The states that we have nexus in we will be required to collect and remit sales tax on your behalf. Each state has different requirements to meet nexus. When RR Auction has achieved a certain monetary and/or invoice threshold in each state we will apply sales tax to your total invoice. Please go to our terms on our website to see the states that are affected. If we have not achieved nexus in a particular state it is still your responsibility to pay sales tax on your purchases. The sales tax rate is determined by the State, Country, and City where purchases are shipped to. If you decide to pick up your purchases at our New Hampshire location you will not be required to pay sales tax. The State of New Hampshire does not have a general sales and use tax. All purchases picked up at our Massachusetts location will be taxed at the current rate of 6.25%. If you have a resale number please email Sue@RRAuction.com or fax to (603) 732-4288 a copy of your state resale certificate and you will be exempt from paying sales tax. Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: Bidder is liable for shipping and handling. RR Auction is unable to combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. Bidder agrees that service and handling charges related to shipping items which are not pre-paid may be charged to a credit card on file with RR Auction. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified Customs declarations, to RR Auction for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price and RR Auction shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Bidders on lots designated for third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. Title: Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the Bidder to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. Rights Reserved: RR Auction reserves the right to withdraw any lot before or at the time of the Auction, and/or to postpone the Auction of all or any lots or parts thereof, for any reason. RR Auction shall not be liable to any Bidder in the event of such withdrawal or postponement under any circumstances. RR Auction reserves the right to refuse to accept bids from anyone. Conducting the Auction: RR Auction reserves the right to postpone the Auction or any session thereof for a reasonable period of time for any reason whatsoever, and
no Bidder or prospective Bidder shall have any claim as a result thereof, including consequential damages. RR Auction’s Discretion: RR Auction shall determine opening bids and bidding increments. RR Auction has the right in its absolute discretion to reject any bid in the event of dispute between Bidders or if RR Auction has doubt as to the validity of any bid, to advance the bidding at its absolute discretion and to determine the successful Bidder in the event of a dispute between Bidders, to continue the bidding or to reoffer and resell the lot in question. In the event of a dispute after the sale, RR Auction’s record of final sale shall be conclusive. RR Auction also may reject any bid if RR Auction decides either that any bid is below the reserve of the lot or article or that an advance is insufficient. Unless otherwise announced by RR Auction at the time of sale, no lots may be divided for the purpose of sale. Reserves: Lots may be subject to a reserve which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. Consignors may not bid on their own lots or property. RR Auction may, from time to time, bid on items that it does not own. Off-Site Bidding: Bidding by telephone, facsimile, online, or absentee bidding (advance written bids submitted by mail) are offered solely as a convenience and permitted subject to advance arrangements, availability, and RR Auction’s approval which shall be exercised at RR Auction’s sole discretion. Neither RR Auction nor its agents or employees shall be held liable for the failure to execute bids or for errors relating to any transmission or execution thereof. In order to be considered for off-site bidding in any manner, Bidders must comply with all of these Conditions of Sale and the terms contained on the Registration Form. RR Auction’s Remedies: Failure of the Bidder to comply with any of these Conditions of Sale or the terms of the Registration Form is an event of default. In such event, RR Auction may, in addition to any other available remedies specifically including the right to hold the defaulting Bidder liable for the Purchase Price or to charge and collect from the defaulting Bidder’s credit or debit accounts as provided for elsewhere herein: (a) cancel the sale, retaining any payment made by the Bidder as damages (the Bidder understands and acknowledges that RR Auction will be substantially damaged should such default occur, and that damages under sub-part (a) are necessary to compensate RR Auction for such damages); (b) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately; (c) charge the Bidder interest on the Purchase Price at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month or the highest allowable interest rate; (d) take any other action that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or appropriate to preserve and protect RR Auction’s rights and remedies. Should RR Auction resell the property, the original defaulting Bidder shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses associated there with, including but not limited to warehousing, sales-related expenses, reasonable attorney fees and court costs, commissions, incidental damages and any other charges due hereunder which were not collected or collectable. In the event that such Bidder is the successful Bidder on more than one lot and pays less than the purchase price for the total lots purchased, RR Auction shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. If RR Auction does not exercise such discretion, the lots to which the payment shall be applied will be in descending order from the highest purchase price to the lowest. Any Bidder failing to comply with these Conditions of Sale shall be deemed to have granted RR Auction a security interest in, and RR Auction may retain as collateral such security for such Bidder’s obligations to RR Auction, any property in RR Auction’s possession owned by such Bidder. RR Auction shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) as adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Warranties: RR Auction does not provide any warranties to Bidders, whether expressed or implied, beyond those expressly provided in these Conditions of Sale. All property and lots are sold “as is” and “where is”. By way of illustration rather than limitation, neither RR Auction nor the Consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to merchantability or fitness for intended use, condition of the property (including any condition report), correctness of description, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, importance, exhibition, relevance, attribution, source, provenance, date, authorship, condition, culture, genuineness, value, or period of the property. Additionally, neither RR Auction nor the Consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to whether the
Bidder acquires rights in copyright or other intellectual property (including exhibition or reproduction rights) or whether the property is subject to any limitations or other rights. RR Auction does not make any representation or warranty as to title. All descriptions, photographs, illustrations, and terminology including but not limited to words describing condition (including any condition reports requested by Bidder, see also Terminology), authorship, period, culture, source, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, exhibition, and relevance, used in the Catalog, bill of sale, invoice, or anywhere else, represent a good faith effort made by RR Auction to fairly represent the lots and property offered for sale as to origin, date, condition, and other information contained therein; they are statements of opinion only. They are not representations or warranties and Bidder agrees and acknowledges that he or she shall not rely on them in determining whether or not to bid or for what price. Price estimates (which are determined well in advance of the Auction and are therefore subject to revision) and condition reports are provided solely as a convenience to Bidders and are not intended nor shall they be relied on by Bidders as statements, representations or warranties of actual value or predictions of final bid prices. Bidders are accorded the opportunity to inspect the lots and to otherwise satisfy themselves as to the nature and sufficiency of each lot prior to bidding, and RR Auction urges Bidders to avail themselves accordingly. All lots sold by RR Auction are accompanied by an Auction Certificate (“AC”). On any lot presented with an AC issued by RR Auction, the certification is only as to its attribution to the person or entity described or to the lot’s usage and only as explicitly stated therein (the “Certification of Authenticity”), to the exclusion of any other warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to those pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. The Certification of Authenticity inures only to the original Bidder (as shown in RR Auction’s records). Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey the Certification of Authenticity, and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. The Certification of Authenticity is valid from date of the Auction in which Bidder was awarded the lot (the “Auction Date”) until five (5) years after the Auction Date, without exception. FIREARMS. RR Auction complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A Bidder is required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Bidder is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. Limitation of Damages: In the event that RR Auction is prevented for any reason from delivering any property to Bidder, or Bidder is otherwise dissatisfied with the performance of RR Auction, the liability, if any, of RR Auction, shall be limited to, and shall not exceed, the amount actually paid for the property by Bidder. In no event shall RR Auction be liable for incidental, special, indirect, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of profits, value of investment or opportunity cost. Unauthorized Statements: Under no circumstances is any employee, agent or representative of RR Auction authorized by RR Auction to modify, amend, waive or contradict any of these Conditions of Sale, any term or condition set forth on a registration form, any warranty or limitation or exclusion of warranty, any term or condition in either the Registration Form or these Terms and Conditions regarding payment requirements, including but not limited to due date, manner of payment, and what constitutes payment in full, or any other term or condition contained in any documents issued by RR Auction unless such modification, amendment, waiver or contradiction is contained in a writing signed by all parties. Any statements, oral or written, made by employees, agents or representatives of RR Auction to Bidder, including statements regarding specific lots, even if such employee, agent or representative represents that such statement is authorized, unless reduced to a writing signed by all parties, are statements of personal opinion only and are not binding on RR Auction, and under no circumstances shall be relied upon by Bidder as a statement, representation or warranty of RR Auction. Bidder’s Remedies: Under no circumstance will RR Auction incur liability to a Bidder in excess of the purchase price actually paid. This section sets forth the sole and exclusive remedies of Bidder in conformity with the Warranties and Limitation of Damages provisions of these Conditions of Sale, and is expressly in lieu of any other rights or remedies
which might be available to Bidder by law. The Bidder hereby accepts the benefit of the Consignor’s warranty of title and any other representations and warranties made by the Consignor for the Bidder’s benefit. In the event that Bidder demonstrates in writing, in the sole discretion of RR Auction, that there was a breach of the Consignor’s warranty of title concerning a lot purchased by Bidder, RR Auction shall make demand upon the Consignor to pay to Bidder the Purchase Price (including any premiums, taxes, or other amounts paid or due to RR Auction). Should the Consignor not pay the Purchase Price to Bidder within thirty days after such demand, RR Auction shall disclose the identity of the Consignor to Bidder and assign to Bidder all of RR Auction’s rights against the Consignor with respect to such lot or property. Upon such disclosure and assignment, all responsibility and liability, if any, of RR Auction with respect to said lot or property shall automatically terminate. RR Auction shall be entitled to retain the premiums and other amounts paid to RR Auction - this remedy is as to the Consignor only. The rights and remedies provided herein are for the original Bidder only and they may not be assigned or relied upon by any transferee or assignee under any circumstances. If Bidder wishes to challenge the AC within the period of the Certification of Authenticity, Bidder must present written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the field. If RR Auction agrees that the lot is not as represented, Bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be a refund of their purchase price, with no other costs, liabilities or amounts recoverable. If RR Auction does not agree with the claim by Bidder, then the Parties shall follow the dispute resolution procedures of these Conditions of Sale. Any such challenge concerning an AC or Certification of Authenticity must, without any exception, be brought within one (1) year of Bidder’s notice to RR Auction of Bidder’s contention that the lot was not authentic, or six (6) years from the Auction Date, whichever is sooner. If the description of any lot in the Catalog is materially incorrect (e.g., gross cataloging error), the lot is returnable if returned within five (5) calendar days of receipt, and received by RR Auction no later than twentyone (21) calendar days after the Auction Date. If there is any discrepancy between the description in the Catalog and the AC, then the description in the AC shall control. This paragraph shall constitute Bidder’s sole right with respect to the return of items, and no refunds shall be given for any items not returned to and received by RR Auction. NO RETURN OR REFUND OF ANY AUCTION LOT WILL BE CONSIDERED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE. RR Auction’s Additional Services: For Bidders who do not remove purchased property from RR Auction’s premises, RR Auction, in its sole discretion and solely as a service and accommodation to Bidders, may arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded at the sole request, expense, and risk of Bidder. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by RR Auction or other packers and carriers, whether or not recommended by RR Auction. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for damage to frames, glass or other breakable items. Where RR Auction arranges and bills for such services via invoice, RR Auction will include an administration charge. Headings: Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret the substantive sections to which they refer. Entire Agreement: These Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the parties together with the terms and conditions contained in the Registration Form. They may not be amended, modified or superseded except in a signed writing executed by all parties. No oral or written statement by anyone employed by RR Auction or acting as agent or representative of RR Auction may amend, modify, waive or supersede the terms herein unless such amendment, waiver or modification is contained in a writing signed by all parties. If any section of these Conditions of Sale or any term or provision of any section is held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining sections or terms and provisions of a section shall continue in full force and effect without being impaired or invalidated in any way. Governing Law and Enforcement The Parties agree that any agreements between the Parties including but
not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Boston, Massachusetts, no matter where Bidder is situated and no matter by what means or where Bidder was informed of the Auction and regardless of whether catalogs, materials, or other communications were received by Bidder in another location. The Parties agree that these Conditions of Sale, and any other related agreement(s) are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for its conflict of laws principles. The Parties agree that any dispute related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale, or related to or arising out of any other related agreement(s) shall be submitted to confidential binding arbitration (the “Arbitration”) before a single Arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”). The Parties agree that the Arbitration shall be conducted pursuant to the commercial rules of the AAA. In the event that the Parties cannot agree on the selection of the Arbitrator, then the Arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA. The prevailing Party in the Arbitration shall be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the Arbitration, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. The Parties agree that Bidder shall have no right to recover consequential or indirect damages, or lost profits damages. The Parties consent to the enforcement of the decision in the Arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act in either the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Except as provided in Bidder’s Remedies with regard to the Certification of Authenticity, any dispute, claim, cause of action related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale or any other agreement(s) between the Parties must be brought within one (1) year of the acts, omissions or circumstances giving rise to the alleged claim, without exceptions. This provision is intended as a full, complete and absolute release of any claims after one (1) year of such acts, omissions or circumstances. The Parties agree further that these waiver provisions are intended to be binding on all parties in the event of any dispute, specifically including but not limited to third party claims and cross-actions brought by either RR Auction or Bidder. These provisions are consideration for the execution of these Conditions of Sale. The Bidder hereby agrees that RR Auction shall be entitled to present these Conditions of Sale to a court in any jurisdiction other than set forth in this paragraph as conclusive evidence of the Parties’ agreement, and the Parties further agree that the court shall immediately dismiss any action filed in such jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration related to or arising out of any Auction of an item sold for less than $10,000. This right shall relate to the individual item price, such that RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration for items that in the aggregate exceed $10,000. The prevailing Party in such a proceeding shall be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the proceeding, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. This right of enforcement is unique to RR Auction, and these Conditions of Sale are a waiver by the Bidder of any right to enforcement or adjudication outside of an Arbitration.
CONDUCT OF AUCTION Estimate Prices: In addition to descriptive information, each item in the Catalog sometimes includes a price range which reflects opinion as to the price expected at auction (the “Estimate Prices”). In other instances, Estimate Prices can be obtained by calling RR Auction at (603) 732-4280. The Estimate Prices are based upon various factors including prices recently paid at auction
for comparable property, condition, rarity, quality, history and provenance. Estimate Prices are prepared well in advance of the sale and subject to revision. Estimates do not include the Buyer’s Premium or sales tax (see under separate heading). Owned or Guaranteed Property: RR Auction generally offers property consigned by others for sale at public auction; in very limited occasion, lots are offered that are the property of RR Auction. Before the Auction: Bidder may attend pre-sale viewing for all of RR Auction’s auctions at no charge. All property to be auctioned is usually on view for several days prior to the sale. Bidder is encouraged to examine lots thoroughly. Bidder may also request condition reports (see below). RR Auction’s staff are available at viewings and by appointment. Maximum Bids – All Auctions: To maximize Bidder’s chance of winning, RR Auction strongly encourages the use of maximum bids. RR Auction will then bid for Bidder until the lot reaches Bidder’s specified maximum. Maximum bids are strictly confidential. Placing arbitrary, non-incremental bids on lots with prior maximum bids may result in these lots being sold for less than 10% above the under Bidder’s bid. Successful Bids: The fall of RR Auction’s hammer indicates the final bid. RR Auction will record the paddle number of the Bidder. If Bidder’s salesroom or absentee bid is successful, Bidder will be notified after the sale by mailed or emailed invoice. Unsold Lots: If a lot does not reach the reserve, it is bought-in. In other words, it remains unsold and is returned to the Consignor. RR Auction has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. Bidding—Timed Auction: Bidder may open, monitor, and/or raise bids at any time before the close of a lot through www.rrauction.com. RR Auction offers a callback service the day of the Auction, but Bidder is responsible for supplying a correct telephone number(s) where Bidder can be reached until the Auction closes. Bidder must request this service in writing. RR Auction will make reasonable efforts to ensure that Bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, RR Auction does not guarantee this service and it is merely a courtesy and not an enforceable right. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Any Bidder may bid on any lot prior to 6 pm EST/EDT. At that time, an extended bidding period goes into effect. If Bidder has not bid on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT, Bidder may not bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. Only those Bidders who have placed bids on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT will be allowed to bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the only Bidder on a lot at 6 pm EST/EDT, that lot is awarded to Bidder. During the extended bidding period, a lot will remain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm EST/EDT. All lots WITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm EST/EDT will remain OPEN to ALL Bidders until 7 pm EST/EDT or until they receive their first bid. These lots will close immediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm EST/EDT, whichever comes first. For all lots that are active after 7 pm EST/EDT, bidding will remain open until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT lot (the “30 Minute Rule”). The 30 Minute Rule is applied on a PER LOT BASIS; each lot in the Auction closes individually based on bidding activity after 7 pm EST/EDT. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each time a bid is placed after 7 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the high Bidder, raising Bidder’s maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves the right to close the Auction at any time at its sole discretion.
Bidding - Internet – Live Auction: Bidder may open, monitor, and/or raise bids at any time before the close of a lot through www.rrauction.com. RR Auction offers a callback service the day of the Auction, but Bidder is responsible for supplying a correct telephone number(s) where Bidder can be reached until the Auction closes. Bidder must request this service in writing. RR Auction will make reasonable efforts to ensure that Bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, RR Auction does not guarantee this service and it is merely a courtesy and not an enforceable right. To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating by telephone, internet or by written bid left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. During live Auctions, internet bids can be placed in real time through one or more of the following Third Party services: www.liveauctioneers.com, www.invaluable.com and www.icollector.com. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. RR Auction treats any third-party site bids as floor or telephone bids. Floor bids and telephone bids are always considered first over third party sites bids, and floor bids are considered earlier than telephone bids. All RR Auction lots purchased through the third party sites carry an additional Buyer’s Premium. Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and Consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize RR Auction’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, RR Auction reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and Consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by RR Auction in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. RR Auction may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available. Rules of Construction: RR Auction presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Conditions of Sale by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety.
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The Paloger Collection will be the first major JFK collection to be offered intact, which was Ronnie Paloger's intention when he started ass...
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The Paloger Collection will be the first major JFK collection to be offered intact, which was Ronnie Paloger's intention when he started ass...