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Presidential Memorabilia Featuring White House China From The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Feb. 13, 2020 • www.RRAuction.com


Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection RR Auction is honored to revisit the internationally renowned collection of the late Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, a well-known historian, author, and recognized collector of rare relics and White House porcelain. A devoted husband and father of four children, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, Amyx became a friend of RR as one of our earliest recipients in the 1980s. In 2014, we were privileged to auction selections from his world-class presidential and Olympic collections. This sale features 30+ items from his collection, highlighted by an assortment of his beloved White House china. Amyx considered official White House china to be among the most coveted and desirable of presidential relics, as it is both visually appealing and represents the dining table of the president of the United States. More than an assortment of artifacts, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx’s collection represents the lifelong dream of one man, a personal quest to preserve and share American history—indeed, the collection assembled by Raleigh DeGeer Amyx embodied the nation’s past at its finest. As a young man, his avid interest in history and politics led him to employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1957, at first serving as a messenger to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, while also attending night school at American University. It was in this FBI position that he began to come into contact with the news-makers themselves—Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and a young senator named John F. Kennedy were among his personal encounters. It was these important brushes with greatness while in Washington that inspired his realization that there were hundreds of firsthand witnesses to history milling about the nation’s capital, each with their own fragment of history. Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, possessing a major background in American history, made it his quest to become acquainted with these folks—Mr. Amyx met the valets, housekeepers, cooks, secretaries, butlers, Secret Service agents, groundskeepers, upholsterers, and other career up-stairs assistants who had served presidents, many of whom worked at the White House for decades. Through these close personal connections, Mr. Amyx assembled the story of America, piece by piece, a project that took decades of diligence and continual contact with key career assistants.


Presidential Memorabilia Bidding begins February 6. Bidding will close February 13. In addition to these lots from the collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, this auction brings to market a number of significant and historically interesting presidential autographs and artifacts sourced from other private collections. Among these are George Washington’s birthday feast plate, personally-owned and used by Andrew Jackson as documented in a handwritten letter to his wife; elegant wine decanters from Mount Vernon; a letter from Abraham Lincoln to former Fort Sumter commander Robert Anderson; a rare custom-bound presentation volume of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe; and a silver Tiffany’s ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’ calendar commissioned by John F. Kennedy to give the aides who saw him through the tense thirteen days in October 1962.

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George Washington’s birthday feast plate, presented to Andrew Jackson: “Any thing which has been his property, & used by so great, virtuous, & good man, who achieved so much for his country, is esteemed by me” 4001. George Washington’s Birthday Feast Plate and Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed. George Washington’s personally-owned and -used

‘birthday feast’ plate presented to Andrew Jackson by Washington’s adopted daughter Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, paired with an ALS by the future President Jackson describing the precious gift. The handsome bright white plate measures 9.25˝ in diameter and features a cream-colored border with simple gilt accents. The bottom shows no visible maker’s mark, but bears a numerical label associated with the Hearst Corporation’s International Studio Art Division’s sales and a red auction tag affixed with old tape. Includes a velvet-lined display box with hand-made display card, reading: “Plate Used by George Washington at his Birthday Feasts. The letter is from General Jackson dated Dec. 28, 1823 and tells of his receiving the plate from Gen. George Washington’s granddaughter, Mrs. Lewis.” Eleanor ‘Nelly’ Parke Custis Lewis was in fact the granddaughter of Martha Washington and the step-granddaughter and adopted daughter of George Washington. The ALS is signed “Andrew Jackson,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 9.75, December 28, 1823, to his “Dear Wife,” Mrs. Rachel Jackson, written from Washington eight months into his second term as senator from Tennessee. After opening with wishes for his family’s good health and describing a brief encounter with President James Monroe, he discusses the gift: “I have been presented by Mrs. Lewis the other day with a highly esteemed present. She was the grand daughter of Mrs. Genl. Washington, and adopted by the Genl. as his own daughter & married to Mr. Lewis a near relation of Genl. Washington. The present is a china plate used by the Genl. at his birth day feasts, it is like the Genl., plain, but elegant, and any thing which has been his property, & used by so great, virtuous, & good man, who achieved so much for his country, is esteemed by me, as it ought. Mrs. Lewis sent me this by Lt. Edward Butler with a request that I should eat my dinner on it on the 8th of January next. This request I intend to comply with if I live. Mrs. Adams has invited me to a party who are to celebrate the 8th of January at her house, to this party I will have to go, & it will be the only party I mean to attend this winter.” In closing, he mentions attending a Methodist church and directs his two adopted sons—Andrew, Jr., and Lyncoya—to attend to their studies. Addressed on the integral leaf in Jackson’s hand to “Mrs. Rachel Jackson, near Nashville, Tennessee,” and franked above, “Free, Andrew Jackson.” The plate shows obvious signs of use and wear, and rubbing to the gold accents; the fragile Jackson letter is in very good condition, with overall toning and staining, and seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Starting Bid $5,000

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Elegant wine decanters used at Washington’s Mount Vernon

4002. George Washington’s Mount Vernon Wine Decanters. Two hand-

some glass wine decanters used by George Washington as president and inherited by his nephew Bushrod Washington, the heir to Mount Vernon. The wine vessels measure about 9.5˝ tall, with slightly different etched floral designs around the bodies: one features an intertwined grape-and-leaf pattern, while the other has a fern-and-vine motif. Both have three rings around the necks and are topped by elegantly fluted glass stoppers. Tied to the neck of one decanter is a red auction tag with a numerical label associated with the Hearst Corporation’s International Studio Art Division’s sales. Includes a presentation case gilt-stamped inside the cover: “General Washington’s Wine Decanters”; the velvet-lined interior has customshaped openings for the two decanters, but one is slightly ill-fitted. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $2,500

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Rare serving dish from Jefferson’s White House china service

4003. Thomas Jefferson White House China Serving Plate. Extraordinarily rare circa 1790s china serving plate

from Thomas Jefferson’s White House service. The stunningly beautiful white Chinese export porcelain serving plate measures 13˝ x 10.5˝ x 1.25˝, and features painted blue borders with gilt fleur-de-lis edges. Center of the bowl bears an exceptional hand-painted design featuring Jefferson’s neoclassical shield studded with 13 gold stars which encloses the script initial “J,” surmounted by a plumed knight’s helmet. In fine condition. This particular gilt “J” dinner service has long been linked to Thomas Jefferson, including being published in Official White House China (mentioning early Chinese export) by M.B. Klapthor, with examples at one time on display at Monticello, the

US State Department Diplomatic Reception Rooms, and the White House (before at least 1908). Jefferson’s 19th century direct lineal descendants strongly believed in Jefferson’s ownership of the 1790s “J” service, sought to re-acquire it, and then gifted four “J” pieces to the White House in the early 1900’s—where each piece has remained for over 100 years. An incredibly rare opportunity to acquire such an attractive piece of US history, as most, if not all, of the other china from the first three presidents were destroyed when the British ransacked and burned the Executive Mansion during the War of 1812. The historical significance of such a rare piece of presidential porcelain from a well-known collection, in such truly superb condition, is not to be understated. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $2,500

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4004. Abraham Lincoln 1876 Reproduction White House China Dessert Plate. Replica of a dessert plate

from the official White House china service purchased by Mary Todd Lincoln, made of hard-paste porcelain and sold at the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia in 1876. The gorgeous dessert plate measures 8.5˝ in diameter and features the wide-band ‘solferino’ purple border with decorative gilt edging, and a stylized rendition of the presidential crest at center. The reverse is marked in red, “Administration / ‘Abraham Lincoln,’” distinguishing it as one of the reproductions created for the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World’s Fair in the United States, which was held in Philadelphia from May 10–November 10, 1876. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

Rare hand-painted fish plate, ordered by Grant while in China on his post-presidency world tour

4005. U. S. Grant’s Hand-Painted China Fish Plate. Ulysses S. Grant’s personally-owned hand-

painted porcelain plate, ordered while in China in 1879 after his meeting with Li Hongzhang during his post-presidency world tour. The beautiful plate measures 8.5˝ in diameter, and features a blue-andgreen fish at center, encircled by an ornate and intricate border of colorful flowers and butterflies. In fine condition. As one of just 24 hand-painted fish plates delivered to the Grants upon their return to America, this rare and impeccable piece reveals Grant’s fine taste. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4006. Rutherford B. Hayes White House Limited Edition ‘Blue-Fish’ Plate. Limited

edition circa 1880 plate reproducing the ‘Blue-Fish’ design used for President Rutherford B. Hayes’s White House dinner service, designed by Theodore R. Davis and made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France. The back of the 8.5˝ plate bears a Haviland mark, stamped artist signature, and presidential eagle seal, along with patent number “11935.” This distinctive pattern was inspired by the flora and fauna of North America; the original set delivered to the Hayes White House was comprised of 562 pieces with a total of 130 different decorations of American plants, animals, and scenic views. Haviland & Co. was permitted to produce the Hayes design for seven years. The patent number and date on the back of these plates indicate they are part of that limited production line. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4007. Rutherford B. Hayes White House Limited Edition ‘California Quail’ Plate.

Limited edition circa 1880 plate reproducing the ‘California Quail’ design used for President Rutherford B. Hayes’s White House dinner service, designed by Theodore R. Davis and made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France. The back of the 9˝ plate bears a Haviland mark, stamped artist signature, and presidential eagle seal, along with patent number “11932.” This distinctive pattern was inspired by the flora and fauna of North America; the original set delivered to the Hayes White House was comprised of 562 pieces with a total of 130 different decorations of American plants, animals, and scenic views. Haviland & Co. was permitted to produce the Hayes design for seven years. The patent number and date on the back of these plates indicate they are part of that limited production line. In very good condition, with restorations to one area of the rim. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

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4008. Rutherford B. Hayes White House Limited Edition ‘Striped Bass’ Plate. Limited

edition circa 1880 plate reproducing the ‘Striped Bass’ design used for President Rutherford B. Hayes’s White House dinner service, designed by Theodore R. Davis and made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France. The back of the 8.5˝ plate bears a Haviland mark, stamped artist signature, and presidential eagle seal, along with patent number “11935.” This distinctive pattern was inspired by the flora and fauna of North America; the original set delivered to the Hayes White House was comprised of 562 pieces with a total of 130 different decorations of American plants, animals, and scenic views. Haviland & Co. was permitted to produce the Hayes design for seven years. The patent number and date on the back of these plates indicate they are part of that limited production line. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4009. Rutherford B. Hayes White House Limited Edition ‘Two Birds’ Plate. Limited

edition circa 1880 plate reproducing a design of two perched birds used for President Rutherford B. Hayes’s White House dinner service, designed by Theodore R. Davis and made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France. The back of the 9˝ plate bears a Haviland mark, stamped artist signature, and presidential eagle seal, along with patent number “11932.” This distinctive pattern was inspired by the flora and fauna of North America; the original set delivered to the Hayes White House was comprised of 562 pieces with a total of 130 different decorations of American plants, animals, and scenic views. Haviland & Co. was permitted to produce the Hayes design for seven years. The patent number and date on the back of these plates indicate they are part of that limited production line. In fine condition. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

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4010. Benjamin Harrison White House China Breakfast Plate. Beautiful official White House china plate featuring the design ordered by President Benjamin Harrison, made by Tressemanes and Vogt of Limoges, France. The breakfast or luncheon plate measures 8.5˝ in diameter, features a beautifully-colored stylized US coat of arms (eagle and shield) in the center, and the gilt outlines of goldenrod and corn husks on the dark navy blue border. The eagle is encircled by 44 gilt stars, representing the states of the union. Reverse is marked, “T. V. France, Decore pour M. W. Beveridge. Washington, D C., Harrison 1892.” In fine condition. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

4012. Benjamin Harrison White House China Luncheon Plate. Stunning official White House china plate featuring the design ordered by President Benjamin Harrison, made by Tressemanes and Vogt of Limoges, France. The breakfast or luncheon plate measures 8.5˝ in diameter, features a beautifully-colored stylized US coat of arms (eagle and shield) in the center, and the gilt outlines of goldenrod and corn husks on the black border. The eagle is encircled by 44 gilt stars, representing the states of the union. Reverse is marked, “T. V. France, Decore pour M. W. Beveridge. Washington, D C., Harrison 1892.” In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4011. Benjamin Harrison White House China Dessert Plate.

Gorgeous official White House china plate featuring the design ordered by President Benjamin Harrison, made by Tressemanes and Vogt of Limoges, France. The dessert, or ‘bread and butter,’ plate measures 6˝ in diameter, features a beautifully-colored stylized US coat of arms (eagle and shield) in the center, and the gilt outlines of goldenrod and corn husks on the dark navy blue border. The eagle is encircled by 44 gilt stars, representing the states of the union. Reverse is marked, “T. V. France, Decore pour M. W. Beveridge. Washington, D C., Harrison 1892.” In fine condition. Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card by Lillian Rogers Parks, who was a housekeeper and seamstress at the White House for over 30 years, from President Hoover through President Eisenhower, in part: “The 6˝ bread & butter White House plates are marked ‘Harrison 1892’ on the back. They came to me through my mother, Maggie Rogers, who worked as First Maid of the W. H. from 1909–1939.” Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4013. Woodrow Wilson White House China Exhibit Plate. Gorgeous Lenox ‘exhibition’ plate from Woodrow Wilson’s 1918 White House state service china. The handsome ivory-tinted service plate measures 11.5˝ in diameter, and features the presidential coat of arms in gilt at center, with a wide cobalt blue gilt-lined band around the border. Reverse bears the Lenox maker’s mark: “Exhibit Collection for Lenox, Inc., Made in U.S.A., The White House, 1918.” In fine condition. The special ‘Exhibit Collection’ plates were designated for displays of china inside the White House or to be lent to museums. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4014. Woodrow Wilson White House China Salad Plate. Lenox salad plate from the official White House china service ordered by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918, which remained in use through the Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover administrations. The elegant plate measures 8.25˝ in diameter and features a deep ivory border surrounding a brighter ivory body and two bands of matte gold encrusted with stars and stripes, and emblazoned with the presidential seal in gold at the 12 o’clock position. Reverse bears the faded Lenox maker’s mark: “Lenox, Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, D.C., The White House, 1918.” In fine condition, with the maker’s mark quite faded but legible.

The Wilson Lenox state service china was the first White House china to be manufactured in the United States, and marked a big advancement for the American ceramics industry. The chief designer, Frank Holmes, described his work as ‘so simple and so unostentatious that it cannot but suit the most aesthetic taste and yet so rich in tone it commensurates with dignity of the home of our Chief Executive.’ President Wilson made only one modification to the design, changing the Great Seal of the United States to the presidential seal. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4015. Franklin D. Roosevelt USS Williamsburg China Plate. Exquisite Lenox service plate ordered for the presidential yacht, the USS Williamsburg, during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency in 1945. The gorgeous white china plate, measuring 10.5˝ in diameter, boasts the presidential seal at center with a cream-colored border outlined by gilt and cobalt, dotted with 13 golden stars. Reverse bears the “Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” maker’s mark and inked plate number. In fine condition. Unfortunately, the untimely death of FDR on April 12, 1945, meant that he would never use, nor ever see, this impressive final product. This resulted in Harry S. Truman adopting the china set during his use of the USS Williamsburg, where it remained until Dwight D. Eisenhower decommissioned the presidential yacht in 1953. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4016. Franklin D. Roosevelt White House China Dessert Plate. Attractive official White House china dessert plate by Lenox from the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The appealing cream-colored plate, measuring 7.5˝ in diameter, has a gilt rim, star-dotted navy stripe, and presidential crest at the top. The bottom is stamped, “The White House, 1934, Lenox, Made in USA, Wm. H. Plummer & Co. Ltd., New York City,” bears a faded affixed label. In fine condition. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

4017. Franklin D. Roosevelt White House China Exhibit Plate. Beautiful Lenox ‘exhibition’ plate from Franklin

D. Roosevelt’s 1934 White House state service china. The attractive white service plate measures 11.5˝ in diameter, and features the presidential coat of arms at the top, with a thin gilt-lined blue band around the perimeter dotted with golden stars. Reverse bears the Lenox maker’s mark: “Exhibit Collection for Lenox, Inc., Made in U.S.A., The White House, 1934.” In fine condition. The special ‘Exhibit Collection’ plates were designated for displays of china inside the White House or to be lent to museums. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4018. Franklin D. Roosevelt White House China Soup Bowl. Attractive

official White House china soup bowl by Lenox from the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The handsome two-handled cream soup bowl, measuring 5˝ in diameter and 2˝ tall, has a gilt rim and handles, star-dotted navy stripe, and presidential crest on the front. The bottom is stamped, “Lenox, Made in USA,” and is marked in ink with an inventory number as well as an affixed typed label. In fine condition. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

4019. Franklin D. Roosevelt World’s Fair/White House China Demitasse Cup and Saucer. Attractive cup and saucer set originally ordered for the dining room of the Federal Building at the New York’s World Fair in 1939, and subsequently sent to the White House on November 1, 1940 as ‘surplus’ to be used by the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. The diminutive ivory-colored demitasse cup measures 2.5˝ in diameter and 2.5˝ tall, with gilt accents on the rim and handle and a gilt presidential seal on the side. The matching saucer measures 4.75˝ in diameter. Both bear “Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” maker’s marks on the reverse. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4020. Franklin D. Roosevelt World’s Fair/White House China Service Plate. Handsome service plate originally

ordered for the dining room of the Federal Building at the New York’s World Fair in 1939, and subsequently sent to the White House on November 1, 1940 as ‘surplus’ to be used by the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. The attractive ivory-colored service plate measures 11.25˝ in diameter, with a large gilt presidential seal at center, surrounded by a wide gilt-accented ivory border with 48 stars representing the states. Reverse bears a “Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” maker’s mark. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200


4021. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Group of (2) Tumblers.

Two of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s personally-owned blue glass tumblers: one with white sailboat designs, measuring 3˝ in diameter and 3.5˝ tall; and one smaller blank design, measuring 2˝ in diameter and 2˝ tall. Bottoms bear affixed labels from Hammer Galleries’ auction of the Collection of President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In fine condition. Provenance: Parts of Lots 519 and 766, Exhibition and Sale of the Collection of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Hammer Galleries, November 12–December 3, 1951; accompanied by a photocopy of the original catalog listing. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

4023. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Yachting Saucer. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s personally-owned white porcelain saucer decorated with red, white, and blue yachting flags at the top, measuring 5.5˝ in diameter. Reverse is marked with the Union Porcelain Works maker’s mark, and an affixed label from Hammer Galleries’ auction of the Collection of President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In fine condition. Provenance: Part of Lot 757, Exhibition and Sale of the Collection of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Hammer Galleries, November 12–December 3, 1951; accompanied by a photocopy of the original catalog listing. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

4022. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Group of (3) Sailboat Tumblers.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s personallyowned trio of blue glass tumblers with white sailboat designs, measuring 3˝ in diameter and 3.5˝ tall. Bottoms bear affixed labels from Hammer Galleries’ auction of the Collection of President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In fine condition. Provenance: Part of Lot 766, Exhibition and Sale of the Collection of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Hammer Galleries, November 12–December 3, 1951; accompanied by a photocopy of the original catalog listing. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

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4024. Harry S. Truman White House China Exhibit Plate. Spectacular Lenox ‘exhibition’ plate from Harry S. Truman’s 1951 White House state service china. The exemplary white service plate measures 11.5˝ in diameter, and features a huge presidential coat of arms at center, with a very wide celadon green border edged by patterned gilt. Reverse bears the Lenox maker’s mark: “Exhibit Collection for Lenox, Inc., Made in U.S.A., The White House, 1951.” In fine condition. The special ‘Exhibit Collection’ plates were designated for displays of china inside the White House or to be lent to museums. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4025. Harry S. Truman White House China Exhibit Plate. Impressive Lenox ‘exhibition’ plate from Harry S. Tru-

man’s 1951 White House state service china. The exemplary white dinner plate measures 10.5˝ in diameter, and features a gilt presidential coat of arms at the 12 o’clock position, with a wide ivory border lined by a thin celadon green band, edged by patterned gilt. Reverse bears the Lenox maker’s mark: “Exhibit Collection for Lenox, Inc., Made in U.S.A., The White House, 1951.” In fine condition. The special ‘Exhibit Collection’ plates were designated for displays of china inside the White House or to be lent to museums. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4026. Harry S. Truman’s Oak Beer Stein. An impressive large oak beer stein, owned by President Truman and displayed in the White House, presented by Truman to White House doorman Carl W. Ferguson. Beautiful oak stein stands 12˝ high, has a 6˝ diameter base, a 3.5˝ diameter top, and a hinged lid. Stein features a nicely carved lid and handle, with “The President, Harry S. Truman,” in raised hi-relief on one side. Stein also has four prominent metal bands attached with brass tacks. Accompanied by a 1982 letter of provenance, on White House letterhead, from Carl W. Ferguson, White House doorman from 1939 to 1956. In part: “The large stein was given to me by President Harry S. Truman, on May 8, 1945. This was the same day he signed a Proclamation calling for May 13, 1945, to be a Day of Prayer as Germany had finally surrendered...On this day we were alone briefly in the Oval office. President Truman gave me a pencil...On this same day he gave me the large stein which had been in his Office or Study. It is a fine looking Stein and I felt so honored that the President wanted me to have it...This is the personal possession of the President.” In fine condition. A significant presidential artifact that would display prominently in an elite collection. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4027. Dwight D. Eisenhower Air Force One Presidential China. Official china plate from President

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Air Force One. The white dinner plate measures 10˝ in diameter, and features a blue-andwhite flower design at the top, his gilt initials “D.D.E.,” and a gilt-edged rim. Reverse is marked, “The Presidential Plane, Columbine, Washington, D.C., May 1956, Shenango China.” In fine condition. From the Lifetime Presidential Collection of Steven Higgins. Starting Bid $200

4029. Jimmy Carter White House China Exhibit Plate.

Spectacular Lenox ‘exhibition’ plate from Jimmy Carter’s 1980 White House state service china. Evoking the Truman design, the striking white service plate measures 10.5˝ in diameter, and features a huge presidential coat of arms at center, with a very wide celadon green border edged by gilt patterned with stars and stripes. Reverse bears the Lenox maker’s mark: “Exhibit Collection for Lenox, Inc., Made in U.S.A., The White House, 1980.” In fine condition. The special ‘Exhibit Collection’ plates were designated for displays of china inside the White House or to be lent to museums. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4028. Dwight D. Eisenhower White House China Service Plate. Radiant service plate from the official White House china

ordered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1955. The imposing dinner plate measures 11.5˝ in diameter, and features a gilt presidential seal at center, surrounded by wide gold rim covered with raised coin gold medallions; the intensive manufacturing process required eight separate firings to acquire the desired finish. Reverse bears the maker’s mark: “Castleton Studios, Made in U.S.A., The White House, November 1955.” This rare and magnificent example is one of just 120 large service plates delivered to the White House in November 1955. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4030. Ronald Reagan White House China Exhibit Plate. Beautiful Lenox ‘exhibition’ plate from Ronald Reagan’s 1981 White House state service china. The attractive white service plate measures 11.5˝ in diameter, and features the presidential coat of arms in gilt at center, with a wide red gilt-lined band around the border, laced with an elegant curved diamond pattern. Reverse bears the Lenox maker’s mark: “Exhibit Collection for Lenox, Inc., Made in U.S.A., The White House, 1981.” In fine condition. The special ‘Exhibit Collection’ plates were designated for displays of china inside the White House or to be lent to museums. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4031. Ronald Reagan White House China Bowl. Beautiful Fitz and Floyd hexagonal china bowl from the Reagan White House, measuring 5˝ in diameter and 2.75˝ tall, with attractive gold borders to white canvas, a red and deep blue rim, and a golden Great Seal of the United States in the center. The bottom of the plate is marked, “White House Service by Robert C. Floyd, Fritz and Floyd, Inc., Fine China, 1983.” In fine condition. Though not part of the official White House state dinner service, the Reagans’ Fitz and Floyd china was used for important luncheon meetings and in day to day life. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4032. Ronald Reagan Inauguration Gift Plate. Very attractive

Lenox china Ronald and Nancy Reagan ‘signature’ plate commemorating President Reagan’s inauguration, 10.5˝ in diameter, featuring a red and gold border, and an image of the White House and facsimile signatures of Ronald and Nancy Reagan printed in gold in the center. Reverse is marked, “Inauguration, January 20, 1981, Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4033. Nancy Reagan White House China Plate from First Ladies Breakfast. Scarce official Lenox plate from

the 1984 First Ladies Breakfast hosted at the White House by Nancy Reagan. The attractive plate measures 10.5˝ in diameter, and features a classic ivory body encircled by an eye-catching federal red and gilt border, with a gilt image of the White House at the 12 o’clock position. Reverse bears the gilt facsimile signatures of Lou Henry Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and Nancy Reagan, as well as “First Ladies Breakfast, April 20, 1984” and the Lenox maker’s mark. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4034. Ronald Reagan White House China Service Plate. Gorgeous Fitz and Floyd china service plate from

the Reagan White House, measuring an imposing 12˝ in diameter, with attractive gold borders to white canvas, a red and deep blue rim, and a golden Great Seal of the United States in the center. The bottom of the plate is marked, “White House Service by Robert C. Floyd, Fritz and Floyd, Inc., Fine China, 1983.” In fine condition. Though not part of the official White House state dinner service, the Reagans’ Fitz and Floyd china was used for important luncheon meetings and in day to day life. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4035. Ronald Reagan White House Gift Plate. Very

attractive Lenox china Ronald and Nancy Reagan ‘signature’ plate, 10.5˝ in diameter, featuring a blue and gold border, and an image of the White House and facsimile signatures of Ronald and Nancy Reagan printed in gold in the center. Reverse is marked, “Lenox, Made in USA, The White House.” This plate was used by the President and Mrs. Reagan for presentation to their personally invited White House luncheon guests. In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4036. Bill Clinton White House China Cream Soup Bowl and Saucer. Superb pairing of Lenox

china from the official White House state service set ordered by the Clintons to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the White House, including a double-handled cream soup bowl and saucer. The elegant ivory-colored bowl measures 5˝ in diameter and 2˝ tall, and is decorated with a golden rim and handles, and wide pale yellow band with a white floral design. The saucer measures 6.75˝ in diameter and boasts a matching design. Reverse of each piece is marked: “The White House, 200th Anniversary, 1800–2000, Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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4037. Bill Clinton White House China Dessert Plate (FDR Pattern). Striking Lenox dessert plate from the Clinton

administration’s 1994 reorder of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1934 White House china design. The attractive white dessert plate features the presidential coat of arms at the top, with a thin gilt-lined blue band around the perimeter dotted with golden stars. Reverse bears Lenox maker’s marks representing the 60th anniversary of the original FDR order: “The White House, 1994, Lenox, Made in U.S.A / The White House, 1934, Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” In fine condition. A fine piece of historic presidential china, with one Democratic president referencing the progressive past of another. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200


4038. Bill Clinton White House China Soup Bowl.

Tasteful Lenox soup bowl from the official White House state service set ordered by the Clintons to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the White House. The simple, yet elegant, ivory-colored bowl measures 9˝ in diameter and is decorated with a golden rim and wide pale yellow band with a white floral design. Reverse is marked: “The White House, 200th Anniversary, 1800–2000, Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4039. Bill Clinton White House China Teacup and Saucer. Superb pairing of Lenox china from the official

White House state service set ordered by the Clintons to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the White House, including a teacup and saucer. The elegant ivory-colored teacup measures 3.25˝ in diameter and 2.75˝ tall, and is decorated with a golden rim and handle, and wide pale yellow band with a white floral design. The saucer measures 5.75˝ in diameter and boasts a matching design. Reverse of each piece is marked: “The White House, 200th Anniversary, 1800–2000, Lenox, Made in U.S.A.” In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4040. Lenox Millennium Commemorative White House Plate. Limited edition plate produced by Lenox to commemorate

their production of official White House services for Woodrow Wilson, Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan, incorporating colors and stylistic elements from each of these patterns. The 11˝ limited edition dinner plate is numbered 1837/2000 on the reverse, and bears a lengthy description: “Celebrating the Millennium in America: This Limited Edition plate symbolizes 80 years of the relationship between the White House and Lenox, producers of the first official White House China Service made in the United States. The brilliant colors of the band were chosen from the four Official White House services made by Lenox: the cobalt blue of the Wilson Service; green with a hint of vibrant yellow from the Truman Service; the Roosevelt’s cobalt and gold accented ivory; the Reagan’s American Federal red. Jewel-tone enamel dots and the rich band of gold are both hand-applied. Together they encircle the border like a wedding ring, uniting Lenox and America as we enter a new Millennium.” In fine condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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Washington faces his first postwar challenge in renting slaves to open the Potomac, after providing “for the hire of Negros, ineffectually it should seem, as I believe we have got none yet” 4041. George Washington Autograph Letter Signed.

Amazing and extraordinarily well-preserved handwritten letter signed “G. Washington,” three pages on two sheets, 7.25 x 9, Mount Vernon, January 10, 1786. Letter to Bryan Fairfax, Washington’s boyhood friend and nephew of Thomas Lord Fairfax. In full: “I have ordered my Gardr to furnish your Servant with Six of the weeping Willows that have roots; and as many cuttings as he pleases to take. If he does not bring enough for your purposes—or if these should not succeed, you may have a fresh supply at any time. I wish it was in my power to offer you any advice that would be availing in the case of Savage: but the truth is, I do not know where his property lyes—and ’till the receipt of your letter knew not, or did not recollect that, he died possessed of a foot of Land in this, or Loudoun County. If the Law will justify us in it, my opinion would be, that the Execution should be laid, or obtained ready to lay, in as much property as will unquestionably answer the demand—when that is satisfied, we want no more, the residue (if any) being untouched, cannot be injured; especially if it consists of Land. I should prefer beginning the Sale in this County—because least troublesome. By your not mentioning the hound puppies, it is probable you may have altered your mind respecting them; but if the case is otherwise, I am unable to supply you at present, having lost all but one, and the chance of his living not much in his favor. I shall always have great pleasure in seeing you at this place, and shall be equally happy in paying my respects to you at Towlston. I am sorry to hear that my fears, are likely to be reallized by, the Servants which were bought for the use of Potomack Comp’y. To avoid this evil—as much as possible— was the inducement with the Directors to offer such (as we thought) encouraging terms for the hire of Negros, ineffectually it should seem, as I believe we have got none yet. Mrs Washington joins me in Compliments, and best wishes for yourself, Mrs Fairfax & family.” Professionally inlaid into slightly larger off-white adjoining sheets. In fine to very fine condition, with intersecting folds and show-through from writing to opposing sides; it is truly impeccable, beautifully penned in bold ink and remaining as clean as the day it was written.

One of Washington’s greatest interests in the period between the end of Revolutionary War and taking office as president of the United States was developing the picturesque Potomac River into a navigable route to the interior of the country via a series of locks and canals, and was named president of the Potomac Company to lead these efforts in 1785. Washington and the company directors had difficulty hiring a competent workforce—in September 1785 the directors decided to supplement their hired laborers and tradesmen with slaves rented from local plantations, citing frequent absenteeism and poor behavior. However, the danger posed by the work made slaveholders hesitant to rent them out—workers were injured and killed in the process, as the raging current occasionally swept a worker downstream, and the construction of locks required unsafe black-powder blasting. A few weeks before the letter here offered, on December 20, Washington again wrote to another company official, Thomas Johnson, to alert him to the difficulties encountered in trying to rent slaves, saying: ‘It is to be apprehended, notwithstanding the great encouragements which have been offered by the Directors of the Company for the hire of negroes, that we shall not succeed in obtaining them. An idea is entertained by the proprietors of them, that the nature of the work will expose them to dangers which are not compensated by the terms.’ This was an ongoing issue—when George Washington took office as president of the country in 1789, Johnson assumed his role at the Potomac Company. In a 1793 report submitted to President Washington he was informed that it was ‘with some difficulty we have obtained about 60 Negroes for the year’—a fraction of the amount they desired. This outstanding letter is an example of Washington’s leadership during this brief period as a private citizen, in which he still served his country with an ambitious attempt to improve its infrastructure. It also lends insight into his misguided views on slavery, as well as the difficulties of organizing and completing large public works—a challenge Washington would continue to face as the nation’s leader, negotiating the complexities of the relationships between state and federal governments while shaping the role of the president of the United States. Starting Bid $2,500

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General Washington resupplies his troops prior to the 1779 Sullivan Expedition: “I am sorry you have met with some disappointments, in respect to Ammunition” 4042. George Washington Letter Signed. Revolutionary War–dated letter signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 12.5, May 22, 1779. Letter to Brigadier General James Clinton, the body written in the hand of Washington’s military secretary Robert Hanson Harrison. In full: “I have been favoured with your letter of the 13th Inst. by Colo. [Lewis] DuBois with the several inclosures. I have given Colo. DuBois Ords. on the Cloathing department for such articles as the state of our Supplies will admit of, for the Troops which have not been already furnished, and I hope they will reach them, ere it is long. I am sorry you have met with some disappointments, in respect to Ammunition—I trust however you have or will obtain a suitable supply. I have written to Gen’l [Henry] Knox upon the subject of your disappointment. With respect to Drafts or Others who will inlist during the War, they will be entitled to a pecuniary bounty of Two hundred Dollars and the other usual bounties. If any can be enlisted, the bounty money shall be transmitted by the first safe conveyance after notice and your certificate of their names. The affair between Colo. [Philip Van] Cortlandt and [Peter] Gansevoort and DuBois has been sent by Congress to me. It is probable they will send a copy of Colo. DuBois’s Memorial, when the point will be considered. In mean time I flatter myself, the Gentlemen from a spirit of accommodation and their zeal for the service, will not suffer it to be impeded in any instance by their claims. I am sorry to hear Major [Nicholas] Fish may possibly be obliged to leave the service, on the score of indisposition. He is an Officer of merit and his services would be of advantage

to his Country, and honourable to himself. I do not know I could comply with your request respecting the Gentleman who lives with you, under our present Military System—and it is probable you will not be so much engaged in writing for some time to come, as you have been during the course of the Winter. General [Philip] Schuyler transmitted me the particulars of the Excursion to Oswegatchie. I wrote him some time ago on the subject of the prisoners. If it should be necessary to remove them for their security—you will advise with him upon the occasion, and have such measures pursued as may be proper.” In fine condition, with an old mounting strip along the edge, impinging on the ends of some of the sentences. Accompanied by a beautiful custom-made presentation folder with a quarter leather binding. In this remarkable letter, Washington writes about resupplying his troops in response to recurring Indian raids on the northern frontier. This was part of the buildup for the ‘Sullivan Expedition,’ led by Major General John Sullivan against a combined force of Indians and Tories throughout the summer of 1779. Two days later, on May 24th, Washington formally placed the recipient of this letter, Brigadier General James Clinton, under Sullivan’s command. Their famous campaign against the Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the ‘Sullivan-Clinton Expedition’) began shortly thereafter, with a goal of ‘taking the war home to the enemy to break their morale.’ Only one major battle was fought during the expedition, at Newtown on August 29, 1779—it was an American victory, and the campaign succeeded in its scorched-earth disruption of the Iroquois. A superb letter by Washington as he oversees the logistical organization of the upcoming campaign. Starting Bid $2,500

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4043. George Washington Dinner Invitation. Unissued partly-printed dinner invitation from the administration of President George Washington, one page, 5.75 x 3.75, circa 1790–1797. The elegant black text reads, in full: “The President of the United States and Mrs. Washington, request the Pleasure of…Company to Dine, on…next, at…o’Clock…179…An answer is requested.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

“The oath you have again, taken, on the altar of freedom, to preserve your Constitution and Government, will be regarded by all who know you as solemn and sincere” 4045. John Adams Letter Signed.

LS as president, “John Adams,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, June 4, 1798. Letter “To the Inhabitants of Medford in the State of Massachusetts.” In part: “The advantages and disadvantages of Treaties and the propriety of war or peace, depend commonly upon a System of information so complicated, that it requires all the time of the people to possess themselves of it,—and frequently much of it is of a Nature, which cannot be laid open to public view... Your declaration, that the system of the late, and present administration, commands your warmest attachment, and is entitled, to your most energetic support because it has been productive of so much national prosperity, is very consolatory—The oath you have again, taken, on the altar of freedom, to preserve your Constitution and Government, will be regarded by all who know you as solemn and sincere, not like those of eternal enmity to Tyranny and anarchy, taken by those Moderns, who by their arts and arms, are daily extending, and propagating both—There is indeed, a point of degradation to which the just pride of Americans will never suffer them to stoop—Sooner than yield our Liberties to anarchical despotism, an appeal to the last reason of Republics, becomes the highest duty of Freemen.” A few dark stains (one just below his signature), show-through from writing to opposing sides, and unobtrusively repaired edge separations at folds, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter from Congressman Samuel Sewall, dated June 5, 1798, forwarding Adams’s letter to members of the Committee of the Town of Medford. In part: “I am pleased that you have honored me with the charge of communicating to the President of the United States, the wise manly and energetic address of the inhabitants of Medford. I improved the earliest opportunity of presenting it, and yesterday had the honor to receive the answer inclosed with this.” He goes on to discuss the subject of their concerns, the impending war with France over their interference with American shipping: “The effect appears to be, to unite this injured people in a determined resistance of our aggressor. It must be desirable, while possible by honorable means, to avert the calamities of War; but when these become inevitable, our best consolation is, that we are innocent of the occasion, and that we possess ample resources to secure our defense.” Starting Bid $1,000

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As Minister to France, Jefferson successfully reduces taxes on American cargo with the aid of the Marquis de Lafayette 4046. Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed. Hand-

written letter signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, February 8, 1786. Letter to Governor James Bowdoin of Massachusetts, written from Paris while serving as minister to France. In part: “I was honoured with your Excellency’s letters of Octob. 10 & 23 by Mr. Barrett. Before his arrival a Mr. Boylston had come here with a cargo of whale oil, and had wished of the Marquis de la Fayette & myself to procure for him the same exemptions from duty as had been obtained the year before for a company. I was of opinion it would be better at once to obtain an abatement for all our citizens in general than to be thus fatiguing the minister by detail. The Marquis came into my opinion, and as this business lay within the department of the minister of finance, and my applications must go thro’ the minister for foreign affairs which would have occasioned too great a delay for Boylston’s vessel, the Marquis undertook the solicitation, as he does whatever interests America, with the greatest zeal, and very soon obtained a reduction of the duty to about 2 livres on the English hundred, or a guinea & a half the ton as it is estimated in England. This is mentioned to be but for one year; but you need not have the smallest apprehension, in my opinion, of it’s being continued. This matter had been just settled when Mr. Barrett arrived. His arrival, his prudent conduct, his information, has had a good effect in convincing that what had been done was right, and might produce good to this country. He has obtained a contract for a large quantity if the ministry see that we take produce & manufactures in exchange the abatement will surely be continued. But should money be withdrawn for this article, I do suppose they will revive the duties. The temporary form of the indulgence was probably given for this reason. We are indeed entitled to this at present, because the Hanseatic towns enjoy the same abatements. But as they take very little whale at present, they would readily yield this abatement, and thus destroy the basis on which we may claim it as of right.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a beautiful custom-made presentation folder with a quarter leather binding. In July 1784, Jefferson sailed to Paris to serve as a trade commissioner, but upon his arrival acquired the unenviable position of successor to Benjamin Franklin’s role as the Minister to France. In his 1821 autobiography, Jefferson summarized his functions: ‘My duties at Paris were confined to a few objects; the receipt of our whale-oils, salted fish, and salted meats on favorable terms, the admission of our rice on equal terms with that of Piedmont, Egypt & the Levant, a mitigation of the monopolies of our tobacco by the Farmers-general, and a free admission of our productions into their islands.’ Not inclined to show favoritism to any particular cargo or company, Jefferson immediately determined that the reduction in duty should be unequivocally across the board. During this period he became a regular companion of the Marquis de Lafayette and soon gained his support, and assistance, in dealing with the French officials in question. Jefferson credited much of his Parisian success to Lafayette: ‘I was powerfully aided by all the influence and the energies of the Marquis de Lafayette, who proved himself equally zealous for the friendship and welfare of both nations; and, injustice, I must also say, that I found the government entirely disposed to befriend us on all occasions, and to yield us every indulgence, not absolutely injurious to themselves.’ Starting Bid $1,000

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Important document for the construction of the Adams family tomb, with receipt for the exhumation of John and Abigail Adams 4048. John Quincy Adams Document Signed. Manuscript

DS, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 13.25, October 2, 1827. Contract for the construction of the family crypt. In part: “This agreement made between John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Henry Wood of Quincy…That the said Henry Wood doth covenant and promise on his part to construct a tomb under the stone temple now erecting in said Quincy, in the middle division of the cellar beneath the porch, on the spot ceded to the said Adams by the Congregational Society at Quincy…The whole to be of handsome hammered granite stone taken from the ledge given by the late John Adams to the Town of Quincy. And the said Henry Wood on his past doth covenant and agree that the said tomb shall be constructed in a handsome and workmanlike and durable manner…And the said John Quincy Adams on his part doth covenant and agree to pay to the said Henry Wood or his order, on the completion of the said work, and the delivery to him of the key of the door…the sum of four hundred & thirty four dollars and eighty nine cents.” Signed at the conclusion once by John Quincy Adams and twice by Henry Wood, and countersigned by John Quincy Adams’s sons George Washington Adams and John Adams II as witnesses. Also includes a manuscript receipt signed by Wood, in full: “This is to certify that I removed the remains of the late John Adams Esqr. with his Consort from his family tomb in the burying ground to the tomb erected under the new stone Temple in Quincy April the 1, 1828.” In very good condition, with fragile intersecting folds with partial edge separations, and scattered light foxing. The temple referenced throughout the document is the United First Parish Church, where the late John and Abigail Adams, along with their family, had attended. The construction of a new church building was financed by the Adams family, commencing in 1828. President John Adams aided the church’s construction through a land donation, and the bulk of the granite used came from their family quarry. John Quincy Adams hired Henry Wood to construct a family tomb in the cellar, and then had the bodies of his parents exhumed from their graves at Hancock Cemetery across the street and laid to rest in the new crypt. Like his father had been, John Quincy Adams was buried in Hancock Cemetery upon his death in 1848, as was his widow Louisa Adams when she passed in 1852. In December 1852, their only remaining son, Charles Francis Adams, had their remains re-interred in the family tomb along with John and Abigail. The additional two signatories on this document are Adams’s other sons, who led tragic lives—his eldest, George Washington Adams (1801–1829), had a reputation as an alcoholic and womanizer and died of apparent suicide at age 28, while John Adams II (1803–1834) served as his father’s private secretary during his presidency, then also descended into alcoholism and passed at the young age of 31. Their signatures are presumably quite scarce. An extraordinary and historically important document from one of America’s most prominent families. Starting Bid $1,000

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Adams’s anti-Masonic writings, presented to a prominent Boston minister 4049. John Quincy Adams Signed Book: ‘Letters on the Masonic Institution’. Signed book: Letters on the Masonic Institution. First

edition. NY: T. R. Martin, 1847. Hardcover handsomely bound in later polished gilt-ruled calf, spine gilt with morocco title label, 6 x 8.75, 284 pages. Boldly signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink in his old age, “Hon. John G. Palfrey, from his friend, John Quincy Adams.” Below is a note by Palfrey, “This volume was given to me by Mr. Adams at his house, this day, August 5th, 1847, J.G.P.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with scattered light staining and foxing. Book condition: VG+/None, with scuffing to the spine and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page.

Palfrey was a Unitarian clergyman who served as minister at the Adams family’s parish, Boston’s Brattle Street Church, from 1818–1831, and taught as a professor at his alma mater, Harvard Divinity School. He later became involved in politics, serving as Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth from 1844–1848 and representing Massachusetts’s 4th district in the US House of Representatives from 1847–1849. He and Adams were aligned in their political ideologies as anti-slavery members of the Whig Party. A marvelous, handsomely bound presentation volume from one Massachusetts politician to another. Starting Bid $300

“I will travel constant & soon reach the Hermitage where my heart constantly yearns once more to behold” 4050. Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed. ALS as president, one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.5, April 30, 1830. Letter to West Tennessee land speculator John C. McLemore, in part: “Yours of the 15th instant is just to hand, and I will see Major Eaton in an hour & through him inform Gen’l Dibble of your wishes. The money will be reserved for you. Judge Overton left us yesterday, but before he did, I got him to make a statement of the value of your Memphis & Nashville property whereon you live, which was quite satisfactory, and which I have placed in Major Eaton’s hands. Thus you see it is only…for you to have the deeds executed and brought on with you to ensure you the loan or to send them on here executed in due form, but your coming on here will be better, as you can arrange your matters to your own satisfaction and have your cost in N. States notes of the mother bank which will be, one percent, in your county, better than the branch bank will. I shall expect to see you in all the month of May next, as I have some hopes of being able to leave here for a while in the summer, travel to the north, then to Niagara Falls, & then to the Hermitage, & would delight to have you along as I will travel constant & soon reach the Hermitage where my heart constantly yearns once more to behold. I had seen a postscript of our friend Mr. Thos. Crutchers’ letter to Major Lewis in which he stated that our old friend Capt. Jno. Donelson was just going & could not remain long, the day I had, this I had wrote him by Gen’l D. S. Donelson who had just left us for Tennessee before I had seen the P.S. I am fearful he will not survive to read it. If so I shall regret it, but I hope he is prepared, and his change is to a happier & better world than this.” In very good to fine condition, with tape along the inner hinge and to several folds, and easily repairable nearly complete separation along the top horizontal fold. Starting Bid $300

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Scarce invitation to the Tippecanoe Inauguration Ball 4051. William Henry Harrison ‘Tippecanoe Inauguration Ball’ Invitation.

Ornate invitation to the William Henry Harrison’s Tippecanoe Inauguration Ball, headed, “Tippecanoe, March 4, 1841, Inauguration Ball,” 4.5 x 7.25, requesting “the honor of Mrs. Mason Baker’s Company at Carusi’s Saloon, on Thursday Evening, 4th of March, 1841.” The invitation features a raised floral border and handsome gilt text. Congressmen Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Millard Fillmore are among the listed managers of the event. Also listed is Major General Alexander Macomb who served under five presidents and died 113 days after the event. In very good to fine condition, with two horizontal folds and a few creases. This was one of three inaugural balls President Harrison attended on the day of his inauguration. Starting Bid $200

During his innovative ‘Log Cabin’ campaign, Harrison refuses to leave Ohio “pending the canvas for the Presidency” 4052. William Henry Harrison Autograph Letter Signed. ALS as Whig candidate for president, signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page, 7.75 x 10, July 23, 1840. Letter to Rufus Reed, Thomas Sile, and “others of the Committee of Erie County Pennsylvania,” written from his farm in North Bend, Ohio, in part: “Your letter of the 7th Inst. was received…It would have afforded me great pleasure to be able to inform you that I could comply with the kind invitation which it contains. But I have not yet brought my mind to the determination to relinquish the rule which I had prescribed to myself to not leave the State pending the canvas for the Presidency & should I ever determine to do so the receipt of several previous invitations (which in point of time would conflict with yours) will prevent me from being with you the day named in your letter.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral sheet in Harrison’s hand. In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. At the time of his nomination, Harrison was the oldest candidate to ever run for president. Democratic newspapers famously cast him as an old ‘granny’ who would rather ‘sit in his log cabin drinking hard cider’ than attend to the administration of the country. Rather than shy away from the criticism, the Harrison-Tyler ticket adopted the log cabin and hard cider as campaign motifs, along with the catchy slogan emphasizing his military credentials— ‘Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too.’ The public latched onto these symbols of the common man, and Harrison’s campaign events drew massive crowds. Although this letter declining to leave his home state may suggest a leisurely pace, Harrison was in fact the first presidential candidate to actively campaign. Between June and October he gave twenty-four addresses—however, in keeping with his ‘prescribed rule,’ every single one of them was in Ohio. Harrison went on to handily defeat the incumbent Martin Van Buren in the November election, carrying 19 of 26 states. Starting Bid $300

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Tyler oversees a contract dispute “relative to the building ‘The Cob Wharf’ in New York” 4053. John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed. ALS as presi-

dent signed “J. Tyler,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 10, October 11, 1844. Marked “Private,” a letter to Secretary of the Navy John Young Mason, in full: “I receive information from a private source of much complaint existing in New York and some trouble being likely to arise from the desperation made of the contract relative to the building ‘The Cob Wharf’ in New York. The facts as stated to me are that an order for a public advertisement for terms was issued here as orders to be made, and that a man of the name of Griffin backed by perfect security, was the lowest bidder. I learn also that this bid has been set aside by the Bureau here and that the construction of the wharf is devolved upon Capt. Stringham. Will you please look into this matter if your attention has not been heretofore particularly given to it. I cannot believe that Griffin would have been set aside without ample cause—and if it has been done upon your own view of the case I am sure it is right.” In fine condition, with writing showing through from opposing sides. Starting Bid $200

4054. James K. Polk Signed Book: ‘Register of Debates in Congress’. Signed

book: Register of Debates in Congress, comprising the leading debates and incidents of the second session of the eighteenth Congress: together with an appendix, containing the most important state papers and public documents to which the session has given birth: to which are added, the laws enacted during the session, with a copious index to the whole, Volume I. Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1825. Hardcover bound in contemporary sheep, 6.75 x 10, 423 pages. Signed on the title page in ink, “James K. Polk.” Autographic condition: fine, with a Tennessee State Library stamp at the bottom of the signed page. Book condition: G-/None, with the front and back boards completely detached, heavy scuffing to boards and spine, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Starting Bid $300

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4055. Millard Fillmore Signed Book: ‘History of Europe’. Signed book: History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815, Vol. I, by Archibald Alison. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1842. Hardcover bound in contemporary tree calf over marbled boards, 6 x 9, 583 pages. Signed vertically on a free end page in pencil, “Millard Fillmore,” and on the title page in ink, “Millard Fillmore, Buffalo.” Autographic condition: very good, with heavy overall foxing and dampstaining to the signed pages. Book condition: G/None, with heavy wear including cracked hinges, losses and repairs to cracked spine leather, foxing and staining to textblock, and rubbing to boards. Starting Bid $200

Signed by bachelor Buchanan and his acting first lady, Harriet Lane Johnston 4056. James Buchanan Signed Book: ‘Hume’s History of England’. Signed

book: The History of England from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the abdication of James the Second, 1688, Vol. V, by David Hume. New edition. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1849. Hardcover bound in the publisher’s blindstamped brown cloth, 5.5 x 8, 556 pages. Signed on the front pastedown in ink by the president with his ownership signature, “James Buchanan,” and by his niece, once the acting first lady, “Harriet Lane Johnston.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with overall foxing and light edge toning to signed page. Book condition: VG-/ None, with repairs to spine, significant losses at spine ends, chips and bumps to corners, the personal bookplate of “Harry Pennington Cann” affixed to first free end page, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

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Buchanan the ‘doughface’ seeks Southern support during his 1852 campaign

4057. James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, February 23, 1852. Lengthy letter to Virginian statesman Henry A. Wise, in part: “There was & probably still is a leaning on the part of some of the Virginia Delegation & people towards Douglass; & this too among the advocates of state rights, strict construction & economical expenditures of the public money! The Southern press is said to be in his favor. It rarely omits an opportunity to give me a ‘dig’... It is not strange that any portion of the Virginia Democracy should incline to favor a candidate who is brought forward by the contractors, speculators & all the cormesants who desire to get their hands into the Public Treasury? I think, however, that Douglass stock is rapidly declining; at least it so appeared to me whilst at Washington. Some of the friends of Cass who had been seduced from him by the attraction of ‘the little giant of the West’ were returning to their first love: & I think the Virginians who had inclined to favor him were regarding me in a more friendly light... The fears of those who regard the division on Penn’a as formidable obstacles in my way are altogether groundless. Should I be nominated I firmly believe I shall carry the State

by an old fashioned Jackson majority. Our State pride has for the first time been thoroughly aroused & the honest masses think that after the lapse of sixty years they are entitled to the candidate... Upon the whole I found the symptoms at Washington to be quite favorable as I had anticipated & I firmly believe that with the support of Virginia I shall stand a better chance for the nomination than any of the prominent candidates. You can do me more service in Virginia than any other man; & I know full well that you have the disposition. General Scott will, beyond a doubt, be the Whig candidate; & he will be far stronger in Pennsylvania than any other man of his party. General Cass will be weaker before the people in this State than any of his Democratic competitors...if the vote of Pennsylvania shall be deemed necessary to secure the election, care should be taken in the selection of a candidate. Our Democracy look with confidence to Virginia; & sad will be their disappointment if the Old Dominion whose candidates they have always sustained, should no prefer the Illinois or Michigan candidate.” Buchanan adds a brief postscript: “I hope you will find time before leaving Washington to give me a little of your experience.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

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President Lincoln seeks assignment for the hero of Fort Sumter 4058. Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed. Civil War-dated ALS signed “A. Lincoln,”

one page, 4.5 x 7, August 15, 1863. President Lincoln writes to General Robert Anderson, who had commanded Fort Sumter at the beginning of the Civil War and who was now in ill health, in full: “I have been through the War Department this morning looking up your case. Section 20 of ‘An act providing for the better organization of the Military Establishment’ Approved August 3, 1863, seems to leave no discretion to President, Secretary of War, General-in-Chief, or any one else. The General-in-Chief, however says that, if agreeable to you, he will give you command of Fort Adams—I think at New Port, R. I. by which your pay will be the same as if this law did not exist. I advise you to try it at all events. Gen. Halleck advises it also.” In fine condition. The subject matter of this private letter is nearly identical to another sent by Lincoln to Anderson from the Executive Mansion on the very same date, with only the closing of the ‘official’ letter differing in content, which reads as follows: ‘Gen. Halleck says it will require substantially no labor, or thought, whatever. Please telegraph whether you conclude to try it. And now, my dear General allow me to assure you that we here are all your sincere friends.’ The Section 20 of which Lincoln cites affirmed that officers ‘absent from appropriate duties for a period exceeding six months, either with or without leave, shall not receive the allowances for servants, forage, fuel, quarters & transportation of baggage, either in kind or in communication.’

The Battle of Fort Sumter had been fought on April 12–13, 1861, and resulted in Confederate victory following a 34-hour bombardment on Union forces. Anderson carried the Fort Sumter flag with him North, where he found himself a national hero. Less than a week later, an estimated 100,000 people gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square Park to fete Anderson and salute the 33-star flag he had rescued. The man and the flag proceeded to tour across the Northern states, recruiting military volunteers and raising funds for the war effort. On April 14, 1865, Anderson and the now-legendary Fort Sumter flag returned to Charleston for a ceremony to celebrate the war’s end and the reunification of the nation. General Anderson, who had been awaiting orders since October 8, 1861, was assigned to the command of Fort Adams only days after President Lincoln wrote this letter, on August 19, 1863, but was retired on October 27 for ‘for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Wounds and disease contracted in the Line of Duty’. Although officially retired, Anderson continued to serve on the staff of the general commanding the Eastern Department, headquartered in New York City, until January 22, 1869. Starting Bid $5,000

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“Used for my last visit to Prest Lincoln”— quintessential medical kit from the president’s personal doctor 4059. Abraham Lincoln’s Last Medical Kit. Dr. Robert

K. Stone’s personally-owned and -used black leather medical case, measuring 5 x 2.5 x 1, hand-engraved on the top plate of the front clasp. “R. K. S., M. D.,” with an ornate swirl effect elegantly engraved on the lower portion. The interior is lined with soft purple velvet and the case still contains a syringe and various medical instruments and attachments. Includes an astounding period handwritten and signed original statement of provenance from Dr. Stone himself. In full: “For Thomas, this case was used for my last visit to Prest Lincoln. Please have it, your father, Robert King Stone.” Robert King Stone, an accomplished doctor and professor of medicine considered ‘the dean of the Washington medical community,’ was President Abraham Lincoln’s physician of choice who tended to his entire family, frequently visiting them because of Mary Todd Lincoln’s frequent migraine headaches and other various illnesses; Stone continued to look after her even after the assassination of her husband, President Lincoln. Dr. Stone also cared for their sons, Tad and Willie Lincoln, during their bouts with typhoid in early 1862; unfortunately, Willie was unable to recover and passed away. Still, Lincoln trusted Dr. Stone and recommended the doctor’s suggestions for wartime field treatments to Surgeon General William A. Hammond. When President Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre on the evening of April 14, 1865, he was first attended to by Dr. Charles Leale, a member of the audience seated just forty feet away from the president’s box. After determining that President Lincoln might not survive a carriage ride back to the White House, Dr. Leale ordered that he be moved across 10th Street to the Petersen House. Robert King Stone arrived at Petersen’s boarding house shortly thereafter, and Dr. Leale ceded control of the situation to him after showing Dr. Stone the wound and describing his initial treatment, which Dr. Stone approved of. As it became apparent that the president’s wound was mortal, Dr. Stone was then tasked with telling Robert Todd Lincoln of his father’s fatal condition. This medical case, which Dr. Stone describes firsthand as being used for his last visit to President Lincoln, is a noteworthy artifact from a seminal moment in American history—worthy of inclusion in an advanced presidential collection. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $2,500

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4060. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (First Edition). Unsigned first edition book set: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Volumes I and II. First editions. NY: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885–1886. Hardcovers bound in publisher’s cloth with gilt titling and central medallions, 6.5 x 9.25, 584 and 647 pages. Both volumes feature Grant’s facsimile signature; both are well-illustrated and feature numerous maps detailing Grant’s military exploits, primarily during the Civil War. All plates and maps are intact, including the fold-out facsimile of the correspondence between S. B. Buckner and U. S. Grant in which Buckner accepted his demand for an ‘unconditional surrender’ at the Battle of Fort Donelson, and the facsimile of Grant’s original draft of the terms for General Lee’s surrender (which has an inch-long tear to the bottom edge). Book condition: VG-/None, with cracked hinges, edgewear and rubbing, bumped corners, fraying at spine ends, ex-library markings and a bookplate to Vol. II, and “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to the final page of each volume. Starting Bid $200

Presented to General Grant by the citizens of Boston in 1866 4061. U. S. Grant’s PersonallyOwned Book: ‘The Library of American Biography’. Unsigned

book from the personal library of Ulysses S. Grant: The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks, Second Series, Vol. I. Later printing. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1864. Hardcover bound in contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, 4.75 x 7, 398 pages. Affixed to the front pastedown is a presentation bookplate, “Lieut. Gen. U. S. Grant, from the Citizens of Boston, January 1, 1866.” Book condition: VG/ None, with edgewear and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. At the conclusion of the Civil War, the grateful citizens of Boston learned that General Grant lacked a personal library. In appreciation for his service in the war they presented him with a collection of 1,200 books. This is one of those volumes, and contains biographies of Robert de la Salle and Patrick Henry. Starting Bid $200

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4062. James A. Garfield Inaugural Reception Invitation.

Handsome invitation to the “Inaugural Reception & Promenade Concert” held at the National Museum in honor of the inauguration of President James A. Garfield and Vice President Chester A. Arthur on March 4, 1881, one page, 9.75 x 6, engraved by the Homer Lee Bank Note Co. The invitation boasts portraits of Garfield, Arthur, and George Washington, along with an image of the U.S. Capitol and patriotic design motifs. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

4063. Chester A. Arthur Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “C. A. Arthur,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 5.75, black-bordered letterhead, December 31, [no year]. Letter to Mrs. E. W. Stoughton, in part: “Having another engagement, I very much regret that I cannot accept your kind invitation to dine with you today. I am glad to hear that you are so much better.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Starting Bid $200

One month after Garfield’s death, President Arthur accepts the recommendation of Horace Gray for the “Supreme Bench” 4064. Chester A. Arthur Letter Signed. LS as president signed “C. A. Arthur,” one page, 4.75 x 8, black-bordered Washington letterhead, October 15, 1881. Letter to John Davis Long, former governor of Massachusetts, written less than a month after taking office following the death of James A. Garfield. In full: “I have your letter of the 7th instant, presenting the name of Chief Justice Gray for the Supreme Bench. I thank you cordially for your expressions of confidence and good wishes.” In fine condition. President Arthur would indeed nominate Horace Gray to the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created by the death of Nathan Clifford. The Senate quickly confirmed him, and Gray took his seat on the bench on January 9, 1882; he would serve for over 20 years. Starting Bid $200

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Scarce signed portrait of President Arthur 4065. Chester A. Arthur Signed Photograph. Rare

4.26 x 6 cabinet photo of Arthur by C. M. Bell of Washington, signed at the bottom of the image in ink, “Chester A. Arthur.” In very good condition, with overall creasing, discoloration, trimming to the mount, and a missing upper left corner tip. Taken in 1882 during Arthur’s first year in office, signed images of the president are incredibly scarce. This photograph is also notable for its photographer, Charles Milton Bell. A celebrity in his own right, Bell established an acclaimed photography studio on Pennsylvania Avenue, and counted President Arthur among his elite clientele.

4067. Grover Cleveland Signed Book: ‘The Public Papers of Grover Cleveland’. Signed book: The Public Pa-

Starting Bid $500

pers of Grover Cleveland, Twenty-Fourth President of the United States, March 4, 1893, to March 4, 1897. First edition. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897. Hardcover bound in dark brown cloth with gilt spine titling, 8.25 x 11.75, 505 pages. Boldly signed and inscribed on a free end page in black ink, “Dr. St. Clair Smith, from Grover Cleveland, June 14, 1898.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with wear to spine, bumped corners, a partial old catalog label affixed to the front pastedown, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Starting Bid $200

Oversized portrait of Cleveland and his cabinet

4066. Grover Cleveland and Cabinet Signed Photograph. Remarkable oversized 21.75 x 15 albumen photo

of President Cleveland and his cabinet taken by Prince & Cudlip in 1885, affixed to its original 21.75 x 16.75 mount, signed on the mount in ink: “Grover Cleveland,” “Wm. F. Vilas, Postmaster General,” “T. F. Bayard, Sec. of State,” “W. C. Whitney, Sec. of Navy,” “Wm. C. Endicott,” “Daniel Manning, Sec. Treasury,” “A. H. Garland,” and “L. Q. C. Lamar, Sec. of In.” In very good condition, with a tear to the top edge, and trimming, stains, old tape, and tears (affecting Manning’s signature) to the bottom border; the main image itself is generally unaffected, with the exception of discoloration passing through Manning’s image. A rare, mammoth image from Cleveland’s first year in office. Starting Bid $200

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4068. Grover Cleveland Signed Booklet: ‘Princeton Sesquicentennial Celebration Speech’. Signed

booklet: Speech of Grover Cleveland, President of the United States at Princeton’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, October 23, 1896. Washington: privately printed, 1896. Bound in dark orange paper wrappers, 6 x 9, eight pages. Signed and dated on the last page in ink as president, “Grover Cleveland, Nov. 28, 1896.” In very good to fine condition, with partial separation along the hinge, light creasing and handling wear, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the rear wrapper. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Starting Bid $200

4069. Benjamin Harrison Signed Book: ‘Public Papers and Addresses’. Uncommon signed book: Public

Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-Third President of the United States, March 4, 1889, to March 4, 1893. First edition. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1893. Hardcover, 8.25 x 11.75, 302 pages. Signed on the title page in ink, “Benj. Harrison.” Autographic condition: fine, with slight soiling to the right edge of the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with a cracked front hinge, the blank first free end page nearly detached, and edgewear. Starting Bid $200

4070. Theodore Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘A Book Lover’s Holidays in the Open’. Signed book: A BookLover’s Holidays in the Open. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1916. Hardcover bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and design, 6 x 8.5, 373 pages. Crisply signed on the first free end page in ink, “with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt, March 27th 1916.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None, with minor edgewear and slightly bumped corners. Starting Bid $200

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Limited edition of Roosevelt’s Big Game Hunting, signed below his iconic ‘Rough Rider’ portrait 4071. Theodore Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains’. Signed book:

Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains. First edition, limited issue, numbered 402/1000. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1899. Hardcover rebound in modern full tan pebbled morocco stamped in silver on the spine, 9 x 11.25, 476 pages. Neatly signed below the frontispiece three-quarter-length portrait of Roosevelt in his Rough Rider uniform in crisp ink, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: NF/ None, with a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. The book, a combined edition of two of Roosevelt’s earlier volumes on hunting, is illustrated throughout with etchings and engravings by such notable artists of the day as Frederic Remington, A. B. Frost, and others. A superb, sought-after limited volume featuring an exceptional signed portrait of the rough-riding Roosevelt. Starting Bid $300

4072. Theodore Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘The Logic of His Career’. Signed book: Theodore Roosevelt: The Logic of His Career by Charles G. Washburn. First edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. Hardcover bound in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering, 5.5 x 8, 245 pages. Beautifully signed on the first free end page in dark ink, “Theodore Roosevelt, Dec. 2d 1916.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with a small stain to the front board, light wear at spine ends, slightly bumped corners, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. A boldly signed chronicle of Teddy Roosevelt’s political career, written by his former Harvard classmate. Starting Bid $200

4073. Theodore Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘The Winning of the West’.

Signed book: The Winning of the West, Volume III. ‘Standard Library’ edition. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1902. Hardcover bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative spine, 6.5 x 9.25, 339 pages. Neatly signed on the first free end page in ink as president, “Theodore Roosevelt, Dec. 4th 1902.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with a block of slightly irregular toning over most of the page. Book condition: VG/None, with bumped corners, wear at the head of the spine, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

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“The Memorial will be one more sanctuary for Americans ever anxious to honor their countrymen who made the great sacrifice for civilization and national freedom” 4074. Theodore Roosevelt Signed Engraving. Hand-

some engraving of the White House, 6.25 x 4, beautifully signed below the vignette in ink as president, “with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt, Dec. 6th, 1905.” In fine condition, with light overall soiling. Starting Bid $200

4076. Warren G. Harding Typed Letter Signed. TLS

4075. William H. Taft Signed Book: ‘Present Day Problems’. Signed book: Present Day Problems: A Collection of Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions. First edition. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908. Hardcover bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt top edge, 5.25 x 7.75, 355 pages. Boldly signed on the first free end page in ink, “Sincerely yours, Wm. H. Taft, New Haven, April 2, 1917.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None, with slight rubbing to front board and spine ends, bumped rear corners, the personal bookplate of “B. George Ulizio” affixed to front pastedown, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Starting Bid $200

as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 15, 1923. Letter to Myron T. Herrick, US ambassador to France. In full: “I have learned with much pleasure, through your letter, of the plans for dedicating on Memorial Day the Memorial Battle Cloister, in the Church of the Holy Trinity, in memory of the Americans who well in the World War. Provided through the generous thoughtfulness of both American and European donors, the Memorial will be one more sanctuary for Americans ever anxious to honor their countrymen who made the great sacrifice for civilization and national freedom. It will be, beyond this, another among the many sacred places on Europe’s soil, where Americans may resort to invite those sentiments of brotherhood, unity and common dependence which so greatly need to be encouraged among all the peoples whose fortunate estate makes them in some wise guardians of humanity’s highest aims. That it may become such a shrine, and that as such it may inspire a constantly close intimacy and firmer friendship among our own nation and the peoples of Europe, is my earnest hope.” In fine condition, with old mounting tape along the back edge of the blank integral leaf. Starting Bid $200

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4077. Calvin Coolidge Signed Book: ‘His First Biography’. Signed book: Calvin Coolidge: His First Bi-

ography by R. M. Washburn. First edition. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1923. Hardcover bound in red cloth with gilt lettering, 5.75 x 8.25, 150 pages. Prominently signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “Without recourse, Calvin Coolidge.” Autographic condition: fine, with an abrasion above the signature (possibly evidence of inscription removal), light edge toning, and “H. G. Beastall” ownership stamps to endpapers. Book condition: VG+/None, with minor wear at spine ends and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

4078. Calvin Coolidge Signed Book: ‘The Boyhood Days of President Calvin Coolidge’. Signed book: The

Boyhood Days of President Calvin Coolidge. First edition. Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Company, 1925. Hardcover, 6 x 8, 188 pages. Signed and inscribed opposite the foreword in fountain pen as president, “To S. W. Jackson, Without recourse, Calvin Coolidge.” A pencil notation to the first free end page reads: “Autographed by Calvin Coolidge, Dec, 7, 1925.” Autographic condition: fine, with some light creasing to the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with rubbing to the white titling, the personal bookplate of Stuart W. Jackson affixed to the front pastedown, the front endpaper nearly detached, paper worn at rear hinge, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

4079. Herbert Hoover Signed Booklet. Signed booklet: American Ideals

versus The New Deal. Second printing. NY: The Scribner Press. Paperback, 5.5 x 8, 89 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front cover in fountain pen, “To A. B. Cargill, With the Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover.” The booklet comprises a series of nine addresses by Hoover upon pressing national problems. In fine condition, with light toning along the spine. Starting Bid $200

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4080. Herbert Hoover Collection of (56) Signed Books and Pamphlets. Collection of 56 books

and pamphlets signed by Herbert Hoover, including hardcovers and softcovers, with some inscribed. Highlights include:

- Principles of Mining - On Growing Up (inscribed) - American Individualism (inscribed) - An American Epic (Vols. I–IV) - The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover (Vols. I–III) - A Boyhood in Iowa (slipcased limited edition, numbered 48/1000, inscribed) - The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson (slipcased limited edition numbered 24/500, inscribed) - Fishing for Fun—And to Wash Your Soul (slipcased limited edition, numbered 184/200) - A Remedy for Our Disappearing Game Fishes (limited edition, numbered 87/990) - Herbert Hoover: American Quaker (limited edition numbered 556/1500, inscribed) - Inaugural Address of Herbert Hoover, 1929 - The Platform of the Republican Party, 1936 (signed by Herbert Hoover, Mary Lord Harrison, and Alf Landon) A complete list is available online at RRAuction.com. In overall very good to fine condition, with significant wear and losses to several dust jackets and “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages. Starting Bid $500

4081. Franklin D. Roosevelt 1942 Christmas Card and Checkbook Gift. Desirable pairing of FDR Christmas items from 1942: a black leather checkbook folder, 3 x 6.75, given to Percy E. Nelson by President Roosevelt as a Christmas gift, embossed in gold with a presentation inscription on the front, “Christmas, 1942, from F. D. R.,” with Nelson’s name gilt-stamped on one of the inner pockets; and a 3.75 x 3 Christmas card featuring an image of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, featuring printed text: “1942, With Christmas Greetings and our best wishes for a Happier New Year, The President and Mrs. Roosevelt.” Includes the original transmittal envelope for the card. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Roosevelt’s remarkable “D-Day Prayer,” presented to White House staffers for Christmas 1944 4083. Franklin D. Roosevelt 1944 ‘D-Day Prayer’ Broadside. Incredible original “D–Day Prayer” litho-

graphic broadside presented to members of the White House staff by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 10.75 x 16.25, with “Christmas 1944, from F.D.R.” printed at the bottom. In beautiful multicolored gothic type, the broadside features the president’s national address broadcast the night of the Normandy invasion, in full: “My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far. And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer: Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces...They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war. For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home. Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom. And for us at home— fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas—whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them—help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice... Give us strength, too—strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces. And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be. And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade...Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 24. In fine condition. Originally entitled ‘Let Our Hearts Be Stout,’ Roosevelt is said to have written this prayer during the night as the news of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion began to reach the White House. He rarely attended church, but according to his wife Eleanor, FDR ‘had a strong religious feeling and his religion was a very personal one.’ While FDR publicly spoke of his beliefs less than many presidents, his wartime speeches often referenced his creed. In his 1942 State of the Union address, he invoked Christian principles to justify the war: ‘We are fighting, as our fathers have fought, to uphold the doctrine that all men are equal in the sight of God.’ Starting Bid $500

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4084. Franklin D. Roosevelt 1950 White House Stone Bookends. Exquisite pairing of stone bookends crafted

from material removed during the Truman administration’s White House reconstruction in 1950, each measuring 4˝ x 4˝ x 2˝, both featuring mounted plaques: “Original White House Material Removed in 1950.” One is polished on all sides and boasts an engraved profile portrait of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the other is blank and retains one rough surface. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

FDR suggests a new design for the safety of his daughter’s crib 4085. Franklin D. Roosevelt Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, three pages on two

sheets, 5 x 8, Campobello Island letterhead, August 12, 1907. Letter to “Mr. Ryan,” providing instructions for improving his 15-month-old daughter Anna’s crib. In full: “Do you think you can go to the house some day to make some alterations to the baby’s wooden crib? The bottom of the crib was lowered about six inches, if you remember, last year, and I should like it put back to its original position. Also the sides of the crib are too low—and I think the best arrangement would be for you to build a very light frame work to fit over the present sides about 18 inches higher. I would suggest an upright at each corner to fit down over the old sides and perhaps two cross pieces 6 or 7 inches apart [in the left margin, FDR adroitly sketches a diagram of his concept]. One side must let down and the whole should be very light so as to lift off the crib without much trouble. I only suggest this method of attachment, as it may not be practicable and if you can think of any better, go ahead and use it. We hope to get back on September 10th and should much like to have it done by then.” In very good to fine condition, with some light creasing and soiling. Accompanied by an article about this letter published in Manuscripts, Vol. 66, No. 4, Fall 2014. Starting Bid $200

4086. Eleanor Roosevelt Signed Book and Record Album. Two items signed by the first lady:

a ‘Spoken Word Footnotes of History’ album containing two inaugural addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed on the front cover in fountain pen by Eleanor Roosevelt; and a revised edition of Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Memorial, hardcover with dust jacket, published in 1945 by Dial Books, signed on the first free end page in fountain pen by Eleanor Roosevelt. In overall very good condition, with scattered foxing to the album and wear to the book’s dust jacket. The record is included. Starting Bid $200

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4087. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘A Career in Progressive Democracy’. Signed book: Franklin D.

Roosevelt: A Career in Progressive Democracy by Ernest K. Lindley. First edition. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931. Hardcover bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, 6.25 x 9, 379 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “For Rev. W. E. Brooks, D.D., with the regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with sunning to spine, bumped corners, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

4089. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘State of New York Public Papers’. Signed

book: Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Forty-Eighth Governor of the State of New York, 1929. First edition. Albany, NY: J. B Lyon Company, 1930. Hardcover bound in red cloth with gilt titling on spine, 6.5 x 9, 784 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “For my friend Judson King, with the regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Autographic condition: fine, with a slight brush to the last name of the inscription. Book condition: VG/None, with bumped corners, wear at spine ends, cracked hinges, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Judson King was an American historical lecturer and political consultant who served as director of the National Popular Government League from 1933 to 1958. Starting Bid $300

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4088. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘South America: Observations and Impressions’. Signed

book: South America: Observations and Impressions by James Bryce. Later printing. NY: Macmillan, 1913. Hardcover bound in blue cloth, 6.75 x 9, 611 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, 1913.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with edgewear and rubbing to spine, bumped corners, somewhat loose binding, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200


4090. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘The Democratic Book, 1936’. Signed book: The

Democratic Book, 1936. Limited edition, numbered 2257 of an unspecified limitation. Gilt-stamped leatherbound hardcover, 11.5 x 14.5, 384 pages. Signed on the beautifully designed colophon in fountain pen by Roosevelt below a watercolor vignette of the White House. The original owner’s name, “James M. Tunnell,” is also stamped on the cover. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: VG/None, with scuffing and edgewear to leather. A lavishly produced promotional ‘year book’ for the Democratic Party, this volume contains features on accomplishments by Democrats, images of FDR’s cabinet, and ads. The selling of advertising space—and the selling of the book itself to corporations, at $250 per copy—aroused much controversy at the time, and objections were raised that these de facto corporate contributions violated the Corrupt Practices Act which prohibited corporations from contributing to national campaigns. An impressive and substantial book with a gorgeous signed page. Starting Bid $300

4091. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book: ‘World Fellowship’. Signed book: World Fellow-

ship: Significant Addresses and Messages delivered by Leading Spokesmen of All Faiths, Races and Countries, edited by Charles Frederick Weller. First edition. NY: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1935. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 986 pages. Boldly signed on the first free end page in fountain pen as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt, The White House, 1935.” Although FDR did not contribute to this volume, he is mentioned fifteen times according to the index. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG-, with staining, toning, and edge chipping to the dust jacket, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

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4094. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Square Glass Ashtray. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s per-

4092. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Photograph. Clas-

sic matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 portrait of FDR by Pach Bros., signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Curtis Banon, from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Blindstamped by the studio in the lower right corner. Framed and in very good to fine condition, with blotches of silvering to the right side of the image. Starting Bid $200

sonally-owned square glass ashtray etched with an art deco “R” at center, measuring 3.5˝ x 3.5˝ x .75˝. Reverse bears affixed label from Hammer Galleries’ auction of the Collection of President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In fine condition. Provenance: Lot 744, Exhibition and Sale of the Collection of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Hammer Galleries, November 12–December 3, 1951; accompanied by a photocopy of the original catalog listing. Starting Bid $200

4093. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Red Donkey. President Roosevelt’s personally-owned red cast heavy iron donkey figurine which he once displayed in his White House study, measuring 4.5˝ tall and 4.5˝ long, featuring a slot in its saddle for use as a coin bank. Includes a detailed letter of provenance on White House letterhead from Lillian Rogers Parks, who was a housekeeper and seamstress at the White House for over 30 years, from Hoover through Eisenhower, in part: “The red donkey was owned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He gave it to me in 1935 or 1936, on a hot summer day. F. D. R. used to call me ‘little girl.’ Someone had given him the donkey years before. And he kept it on the mantle in his study at the White House...F. D. R. was probably the man with more hobbies than any President we have ever had. He collected a million things, including, for some obscure reason, little dogs and pigs. He seemed to get annoyed when people would present him with the Democratic symbol-the donkey-when what he really wanted was dogs and pigs. I used to pack F. D. R.’s collection everytime his study was [re]painted.” An excellent piece, in splendid condition, associated with the president’s hobbies as well as his politics, enhanced by its fantastic provenance and humorous backstory. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

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“General Plan, 1949 Presidential Inauguration, East Plaza, United States Capitol” 4095. Harry S. Truman 1949 Inaugural Blueprints. Two blueprints prepared for the presidential inauguration on January 20, 1949: a large 38 x 24 blueprint by Architect of the Capitol David Lynn, entitled “General Plan, 1949 Presidential Inauguration, East Plaza, United States Capitol,” with a latest revision date of November 24, 1948, showing the layout of the area in front of the Capitol, to include the “President’s Stand,” “Band Stand,” “Press,” “Electors,” and more; and a 30 x 18 blueprint “change drawing” by Architect of the Capitol David Lynn, entitled “General Area, Revised Seating Plan, 1949 Presidential Inauguration,” with a latest revision date of November 16, 1948, featuring a close-up detail of the seating arrangements, to include the “Band Stand,” “Press,” “Radio,” and general seating sections. In overall fine condition. Consignor notes that these originate from the estate of John W. Snyder, Truman’s close personal friend who served in his cabinet as secretary of the Treasury. President Harry S. Truman’s second inauguration was broadcast on radio at home and abroad through the Voice of America, and was also the first to be televised; by some estimates, it therefore had more witnesses than all previous inaugurations combined. Truman’s inaugural address, known as the ‘Four Point Speech,’ focused on American foreign policy in the aftermath of World War II and nascent stages of the Cold War: he promised to ‘give unfaltering support to the United Nations,’ ‘continue our programs for world economic recovery,’ ‘strengthen freedom-loving nations against the dangers of aggression,’ and ‘embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas.’ Starting Bid $200

4096. Harry S. Truman Collection of (24) Signed Books.

Collection of 24 books signed by Harry S. Truman, including hardcovers and a few softcovers, with some inscribed. Highlights include: - Mr. President (limited edition numbered 131/250, signed and inscribed below the frontispiece, “To my good friend & able colleague, with every good wish, Harry S. Truman,” and on the colophon, “To: Hon. Mon C. Wallgren, From: The President, White House, August 13, 1952”) - Mr. Citizen (slipcased limited edition, numbered 553/1000) - Official 1949 Inaugural Program (limited deluxe edition) - Early Western Pennsylvania Politics (inscribed to Congressman James G. Fulton) - Missouri Compromise (inscribed with a postscript: “This is a lot of hooey!”) - The Free World and Free Trade (slipcased edition limited to 1000) - Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion (inscribed) - Charters of Freedom A complete list is available online at RRAuction.com. In overall very good to fine condition, with tears, creases, and losses to the limited Mr. President dust jacket, and “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages. Starting Bid $500

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Truman’s historic WWII victory proclamation, issued for Christmas 1945 4097. Harry S. Truman Signed 1945 WWII Victory Proclamation Broadside. Impressive

printed World War II proclamation broadside presented as a Christmas gift by President Harry S. Truman in 1945, 10.75 x 16.25, signed in the lower right corner in fountain pen, “Harry S. Truman.” A stunningly decorative broadside containing President Truman’s proclamation of May 8, 1945, the day following the German surrender, for a day of prayer to be celebrated on May 13, 1945. The text reads, in part: “The Allied Armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God’s help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The Western World has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering people, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave. Much remains to be done. The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed. United the peace-loving nations have demonstrated in the West that their arms are stronger by far than the might of the dictators or the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak… Now, therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby appoint Sunday, May 13, 1945, to be a day of prayer. I call upon the people of the United States, whatever their faith, to unite in offering joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that he will support us to the end of our present struggle and guide us into the ways of peace. I also call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the memory of those who have given their lives to make possible our victory. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 24. In fine condition. On Harry S. Truman’s 61st birthday, Tuesday, May 8, 1945, having only recently assumed the presidency, he held a press conference in the Oval Office to announce Germany’s surrender from World War II. Before an audience of his cabinet and other dignitaries, President Truman delivered this proclamation and declared May 13, 1945, a day of prayer in honor of those who served. A simply beautiful proclamation from a hard-won day of celebration that brought one of the darkest periods of modern history to a close. Starting Bid $500

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Complete eight-volume set of Truman’s public papers, signed inside each book

4098. Harry S. Truman Signed Book Set: ‘Public Papers’ in Eight Volumes. Superb complete book set: Public Papers of the

Presidents: Harry S. Truman, 1945–1953, Volumes I–VIII. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1961–1966. Signed and inscribed inside each volume to “Don Gibson” by Harry S. Truman, who adds dates between 1963 and 1967; all are signed below the frontispiece portraits except for the last volume, which is signed on the title page. In overall fine condition, with bumped corners to a few volumes. Starting Bid $200

4099. Harry S. Truman Signed Book: ‘Inaugural Address’.

Custom-bound booklet containing the text of President Harry S. Truman’s inaugural address given on January 20, 1949, signed on the first page in fountain pen, “Harry S. Truman, Signed 6/10/61.” Hardcover bound in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering, 6 x 9.25, six pages. In fine condition, with a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Truman’s inaugural address, known as the ‘Four Point Speech,’ focused on American foreign policy in the aftermath of World War II and nascent stages of the Cold War: he promised to ‘give unfaltering support to the United Nations,’ ‘continue our programs for world economic recovery,’ ‘strengthen freedom-loving nations against the dangers of aggression,’ and ‘embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas.’ Starting Bid $200

4100. Harry S. Truman Signed Booklet: ‘State of the Union Address’. Of-

ficial Government Printing Office booklet containing the “The State of the Union: Address of the President of the United States delivered before a joint session of the two houses of Congress, January 6, 1947,” 12 pages, 6 x 9, signed and inscribed on the front in fountain pen, “To Mrs. Winifred D. Biocek, from, Harry S. Truman, 12/10/56.” In the address, Truman remarks upon the importance of cooperation between the legislative and executive branches, exalts the strong postwar domestic economy, and discusses foreign affairs. In very good to fine condition, with several creases, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Starting Bid $200

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4101. Harry S. Truman Signed Key West Logbook. Signed book: Log of

President Truman’s Trip to Key West, Florida, November 28–December 20, 1949, compiled by Lieut. Comdr. William M. Rigdon, USN. Privately printed. Spiral-bound softcover, 8 x 10.5, 87 pages. Signed and inscribed below the image on page 62 in fountain pen to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, “John: You seem to have the floor or the lawn. Anyway it was a good day and got results. (Tax conference!), Harry S. Truman.” Includes four unsigned logs for President Truman’s 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th visits to Key West between March 1950 and March 1952. In overall very good to fine condition, with some cracking to the plastic spiral bindings. Starting Bid $200

Presented to his White House Chief of Staff 4 1 0 2 . Dw i g h t D. E i s en h ower ‘Operation Monsoon’ Cigarette Box. Jade-colored leather cigarette box

commemorating President Eisenhower’s international tour in December 1959 (“Operation Monsoon”), measuring 6.75 x 5 x 2 closed, featuring a gilt-stamped map of the trip on the cover, headed, “Trip of Dwight D. Eisenhower, December 3, to December 22, 1959,” with the name of the recipient below, “Wilton B. Persons.” Persons served as a special assistant to Eisenhower at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe from 1951–1952, and became his White House Chief of Staff in 1958. Inside the lid are statistics for the Pan Am “Jet Clipper - Tradewind” aircraft that made the 18,520–mile journey through Europe and the Middle East, with stops in Italy, Vatican City, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Greece, Tunisia, France, Spain, and Morocco. Starting Bid $200

4103. Dwight D. Eisenhower Bill Signing Pen. President Eisenhower’s pen

used to sign the Postal Field Service Compensation Act of 1955. The official ‘bill signer’ Esterbrook dipping pen measures 6.25˝ long and features a black plastic grip with a Lucite handle imprinted with “The President—The White House.” Mounted in a shadowbox and framed with a calligraphic identification card, “Pen used by President Eisenhower to sign the ‘Postal Field Service Compensation Act of 1955,’ S.2061, June 10, 1955,” to an overall size of 10 x 10. In fine condition. The act increased the rates of basic compensation of officers and employees in the field service of the Post Office Department. Starting Bid $200

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The hands of Dwight D. Eisenhower, cast by Dr. Adrian E. Flatt in 1963 4104. Dwight D. Eisenhower Hand Casts. Only three of these

casts exist in the entire world, and only one set is available to the public market and to private collectors. Exceptionally rare cast of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s hands, created in 1963 by Dr. Adrian E. Flatt and presented to Ike’s longtime aide Robert L. Schulz. These exist as one of three extant casts of Eisenhower’s hands created from the original molds. The others are institutionally housed: one is exhibited as part of the ‘Adrian E. Flatt, M.D., Hand Collection’ at Baylor University Medical Center, and the other is believed to belong to the Eisenhower Foundation/Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. The molds were destroyed following the production of the three casts. The life-sized, bronze-finish, hollow hands are displayed upon a 12˝ x 12˝ Lucite base, with a small typed nameplate: “Dwight D. Eisenhower, President U.S. 1952–1960.” Eisenhower’s right hand is mounted vertically, ready to extend a handshake, while his left hand is displayed horizontally, as if resting on a desk. In fine condition. The molds of Eisenhower’s hands were taken by Dr. Adrian E. Flatt, a renowned hand surgeon, on a railway car in 1963, during a visit by the Eisenhowers to Mamie’s home in Boone, Iowa. Dr. Flatt describes his process in his article ‘On Casting Hands’: ‘Casting is simple and takes about 15 minutes of a subject’s time. A negative cast is made from alginate…The alginate sets to a rubbery consistency, and the hand can easily be withdrawn without spoiling the impression...I use methyl methacrylate to make a hollow cast that does not weigh very much…The casts of the hands of 7 US presidents are of different sizes. President Eisenhower’s hands show, as he had said, evidence of playing football at West Point.’ After creating the positive casts, Dr. Flatt shipped them to an artist in Delaware to receive their distinctive bronzed finish. In addition to Eisenhower and six fellow presidents, Dr. Flatt’s subjects included Walt Disney, Neil Armstrong, Wilt Chamberlain, Joe DiMaggio, Chuck Yeager, Louis Armstrong, Jonas Salk, Katharine Hepburn, and dozens of other figures of prominence. Accompanied by photocopied correspondence to and from Brig. Gen. Robert L. Schulz discussing the history of the casts and their production. On August 29, 1963, Dr. Flatt wrote: “At long last I will shortly be dispatching to you your own personal copy of President Eisenhower’s hands.” One month later, Dr. Flatt reported: “I am happy to reassure you that the only copies which exist are those which are present here in the Steindler Library at the University of Iowa, the copies that you have and the third set which we ultimately hope to present to the Eisenhower foundation but which as yet have not been worked upon by our artist. The original mold has already been destroyed.” Boasting superb provenance from the collection of Brig. Gen. Robert L. Schulz, who served as Eisenhower’s close aide from 1947 to 1969, and existing as the only pair of Ike’s hand casts to remain in private hands, these are a truly remarkable relic of one of the great figures of the 20th century: with these hands, Eisenhower won World War II in Europe, stemmed the tide of Communism, created the interstate highway system, and expanded the American middle class. From the collection of Brigadier General Robert L. Schulz, longtime military aide to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Starting Bid $500

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Deluxe limited edition of Ike’s Crusade in Europe, presented to his loyal military aide

4105. Dwight D. Eisenhower Limited Edition Signed Book. Extraordinary signed book: Crusade in Europe. First edition,

limited issue, numbered 24/1426. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover custom-bound in full red leather morocco by Gaston Pilon, with matching slipcase, 6.75 x 9.75, 559 pages. Signed in fountain pen on a special prefatory page reproducing Eisenhower’s ‘Order of the Day’ on D-Day, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” and warmly signed and inscribed on the colophon, “For Bob and Dottie Schulz, without whose loyal, constant and effective assistance the preparation of this document would have been far more difficult, if not impossible, with lasting gratitude and affection from their friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: VG+/None in a VG slipcase, with two thin scuffs to the rear board, and one scuff at the head of the spine; the slipcase exhibits wear to the exterior, and has matching red leather trim. Although the limitation statement suggests that 26 copies were reserved for presentation purposes, in 1949 a number of newspapers reprinted an interview with the bookbinder Gaston Pilon in which he stated that one of his prized possessions was a letter from Eisenhower thanking him for hand-binding ‘35 special, goatskin leather-covered volumes’ of this book. The sumptuous deluxe binding features a handsome gilt-banded spine with the title, year, and author in gilt; and the front cover has Eisenhower’s ‘flaming sword’ motif in silver and gilt. Chronicling the heroic American effort during World War II, Crusade in Europe is widely considered one of the finest American military biographies. A superior presentation copy, twice-signed and gifted by Eisenhower to one of his most significant aides. From the collection of Brigadier General Robert L. Schulz, longtime military aide to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Starting Bid $1,000

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4106. Dwight D. Eisenhower Inaugural Handkerchief and Button. Two

items: a beautiful linen handkerchief with hand-crocheted lace edges, measuring 11.5 x 11.5, made to commemorate President Eisenhower’s second inauguration, with “Eisenhower,” “January 20, 1957,” “Washington DC,” and “Mamie,” beautifully crocheted within the lace-trimmed borders in block letters; and a presidential campaign button, measuring 3.5˝ in diameter, with a patriotic color scheme and the famous slogan, “I Like Ike,” prominently displayed in the center. A nice pairing of this attractive textile art and well-designed campaign badge. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $100

4107. Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Book: ‘Report by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force’.

Signed book: Report by the Supreme Commander to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1946. Rebound hardcover in red cloth with original softcover wrapper applied to the front board, 9.25 x 12.25, 123 pages. Signed and inscribed opposite the table of contents in fountain pen, “To Arthur Page, with lasting appreciation of his invaluable war service and with gratitude for his demonstrated affection for the U.S. Army. From his friend and admirer, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with rubbing to boards, bumped corners, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Starting Bid $200

4108. Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Book: ‘This Is Ike’. Signed

book: This Is Ike: The Picture Story of the Man. First edition. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1952. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.5 x 11.5. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “For Betty C. Hull, with best wishes, Dwight D. Eisenhower, New Year’s, 1953.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG-, with significant tears and losses to the jacket. Starting Bid $200

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President Eisenhower honors Justice Brandeis, recognizing “the debt we owe to the industry and wisdom of this great American jurist and humanitarian” 4109. Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed. TLS as president, one

page, 7 x 10.5, White House letterhead, June 29, 1956. Letter to “the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Centennial Commission,” in full: “Louis Dembitz Brandeis demonstrated his respect for judicial tradition throughout his twenty-three years as a member of the Supreme Court of the United States, yet he did not fail to recognize the role of law as an instrument of social advancement. Regard for human dignity was reflected in all his decisions. He had a keen and searching mind, a high regard for the individual citizen, and a distrust of concentrated power not balanced by commensurate responsibility. An advisor to statesmen, he initiated many changes in socio-legal thinking which are accepted today as a matter of course. His career provides a splendid example to young people of this country who have matured since his death a scant fifteen years ago. It is fitting that the observance of this Centennial Year of the birth of Justice Brandeis should originate with the University founded in his name as a memorial to his ideals. Brandeis University and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Centennial Commission are to be congratulated for reminding us of the debt we owe to the industry and wisdom of this great American jurist and humanitarian.” In fine condition. Louis Brandeis was appointed to the US Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson in 1916, becoming the first Jewish justice to sit on the nation’s highest court. His activism was wellregarded by peers and colleagues, and his opinions comprised some of the greatest defenses of freedom of speech and the right to privacy ever written by a member of the Supreme Court. He was also a prominent figure in the Zionist movement, advocating for the re-creation of a Jewish national homeland as a solution to rampant anti-Semitism throughout the world. In this remarkable statement, President Eisenhower pays respectful homage to the influential jurist and reformer. Starting Bid $300

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Detailed portrait sketch by President Eisenhower 4110. Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Doodle. Fantastic original pencil sketch

by President Dwight D. Eisenhower depicting a man in a suit, probably an advisor or member of the White House staff, accomplished on a 3 x 3.75 slip torn from a larger sheet. In fine condition, with two rough edges. Originates from the estate of White House physician Walter R. Tkach, and accompanied by Tkach’s 1957 presidential staff badge for the US Naval Base at Newport. President Eisenhower was an accomplished artist and was known to sketch during meetings. Starting Bid $200

4111. John F. Kennedy 1961 and 1962 Hallmark Christmas Print Mock-Ups. Fascinating collection of pre-production

mock-up materials used in the creation of John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s Hallmark Christmas card prints from 1961 and 1962. Includes:

1961: four matte-finish black-and-white photographs of Cecil Stoughton’s portrait of the White House with Caroline’s ducklings swimming in the front lawn’s fountain, with varying folders ranging in size from 16 x 13.75 to 19.5 x 16.5. One folder is printed with “Season’s Greetings,” and another features two variations of a stamped presidential seal. Also included is a paper with several test pressings of the blindstamped presidential seal, a couple production-related notes, and a photocopy of Jacqueline Kennedy’s letter describing her desired design. 1962: two matte-finish black-and-white photographic reproductions of Edward H. Lehman’s painting of the White House Red Room, one mounted inside its red 17 x 14 presentation folder with presidential seal on the front, the other detached from its mount. Both mounts bear pencil tracings of a sentiment and signatures of the president and first lady, accomplished in an unknown hand, possibly made using a projection of a printed facsimile transparency that is included. Also includes a color print of the Lehman painting inside its red presentation folder (lacking the facsimile signatures), a color photograph of the setup, and an example of the gold foil seal and ribbon to be used on the envelope. In overall very good to fine condition, with most photographs detached from mounts and toned adhesive. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK, who was evidently the point-person at the White House for Hallmark’s creation of these oversized Christmas cards. Starting Bid $200

4112. John F. Kennedy 1961 White House Luncheon for Prime Minister of Japan Group Lot. Group of items associated with the 1961 White

House luncheon hosted in honor of Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda of Japan on June 21, 1961, originating from the estate of John W. Snyder, who had served as Secretary of the Treasury under Harry S. Truman. Includes: the original invitation card from the “President and Mrs. Kennedy…to Mr. Snyder”; Snyder’s admission pass and entrance card; a “Black Tie” card; Snyder’s placecard with gilt-embossed presidential seal; the luncheon menu listing food and wine pairings; and the original envelope. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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4113. John F. Kennedy 1962 Mexico Meeting Rolex Lighter and Cigarette Case. At-

tractive Rolex Super Automatic Deluxe lighter issued to commemorate President John F. Kennedy’s meeting with Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos in June 1962, featuring the Mexican coat of arms on one side, and American and Mexican flags on the other, with golden text: “Entrevista Presidencial, Lopez Mateos, Kennedy, Mexico, Junio 1962.” Also includes a presentation cigarette case featuring a handsome silver-weave design and applied facsimile signature of Adolfo Lopez Mateos on the front. In fine condition, with light wear and a few scratches. Kennedy made the fifth international trip of his presidency from June 29–July 1, 1962, traveling to Mexico City to meet with Mateos. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. Starting Bid $200

4114. John F. Kennedy 1963 European Trip Zippo Lighter. Desirable silver-tone mirror-finish Zippo lighter issued to commemorate President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Europe in June 1963, engraved on one side with the presidential seal, and on the other with black text: “European Trip of President Kennedy, June 1963.” Complete with its original hinged Zippo case. In fine condition, with a few subtle scratches. Kennedy made the eighth international trip of his presidency from June 23–July 2, 1963, visiting Germany, Ireland, and England. It was during his visit to West Berlin on June 26th that he gave his famous ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech, advocating for representative democracy and capitalism as a replacement for communist regimes around the world. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. Starting Bid $200

4115. John F. Kennedy 1963 Germany Trip Group Lot.

Packet of materials issued to General Chester V. Clifton for President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Germany from June 23–26, 1963. Contents of the folder include: a 38-page booklet containing a schedule and information about the trip, detailing planned stops in Cologne, Bonn, Bad Godesberg, Hanau, Frankfurt, and Wiesbaden; multiple invitations, programs, and menus; a guest list for a dinner given at the American Embassy Club in Bad Godesberg; a White House staff pass; a list of staff members with their hotels and room numbers; a large map showing the parade route in Hanau; and some other typed documents and lists of personnel. Also includes a scarce cased sterling silver medal depicting JFK and West German President Konrad Adenauer in profile, with the reverse reading: “Welcome President Kennedy / Deutschland Grusst Kennedy.” In overall fine condition, with some wear and foxing to Clifton’s “American Embassy” folder. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. Starting Bid $200

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JFK’s sympathetic letter to a Congressman: “I was very shocked to hear of your great loss when I arrived today in Rome”

4116. John F. Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed. Rare ALS signed “Jack Kennedy,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, Grand Hotel de la Ville, Roma letterhead, no date. Letter to a Congressman and his wife, in full: “I was very shocked to hear of your great loss when I arrived today in Rome and I wanted to write to express my deepest sympathy. I know this must be a most difficult period and the prayers of my wife and myself are with you both.” In fine condition, with light overall creasing. A scarce handwritten letter by Kennedy expressing his warm sympathy to a Congressman. Starting Bid $500

4117. John F. Kennedy Collection of 18 Senate Calling Cards. Collection

of 18 original personal calling cards of John F. Kennedy. Each card measures 3.25 x 1.5 and is imprinted “John Fitzgerald Kennedy, United States Senate, Massachusetts.” Includes their original paper tissue paper wrapping. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal secretary, Mary Barelli Gallagher. In fine condition, with a crease to one card. Starting Bid $200

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Rare Cuban Missile Crisis commemorative issued to JFK’s top military aide 4118. John F. Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis Tiffany Calendar Gift. Sterling silver plaque calendar by Tiffany & Co. representing the 13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, mounted on a walnut base, presented by President John F. Kennedy to his military aide General Chester V. Clifton, with both sets of initials—”C.V.C, J.F.K.”—engraved at the top. Measuring an overall 4.5˝ x 3.75˝ x 1˝, the piece features an October 1962 calendar with the days of the international emergency—October 16th through 28th—emphasized in bold. The sterling silver plaque bears the “Tiffany & Co., Sterling” hallmark in the lower right corner. In fine condition.

Commissioned by JFK to give to his closest advisors following the peaceful conclusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this is one of the rarest and most important presidential gifts. President Kennedy is believed to have presented 34 of these calendar paperweights to people in his strategic inner circle: among the recipients were the members of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (including Vice President Lyndon Johnson, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and others), close military aides and advisors (including General Chester V. Clifton, General Curtis LeMay, and Admiral George W. Anderson), and key White House staff (including First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, and Personal Secretary Evelyn Lincoln). These were the heroic few who, with the world on the brink of nuclear destruction, helped President Kennedy to persevere through the crisis. As an exceedingly rare token of Kennedy’s personal gratitude for aid during the Cuban Missile Crisis, this is a truly exquisite, museum-quality piece. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. Starting Bid $1,000

4 1 2 0 . Joh n F. Kennedy Group of (5) Parker Gift Pens. Rare group

4119. Jacqueline Kennedy Group of (3) Autograph Mourning Notes. Three autograph notes by Jacqueline

Kennedy on black-bordered 5.25 x 3.5 mourning cards, circa 1964–1966. The notes read, in full: “For Helen, with love, Jackie, Christmas 1964”; “For Helen—with lots of love, Jacqueline Kennedy”; and “June 1966, For dear Helen—with inexpressible thanks for everything. We will miss you so much, love, Jackie.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by two of the original transmittal envelopes. Starting Bid $200

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of five different variations of Parker ballpoint pens designed to be given as gifts by President John F. Kennedy, each engraved on the side with his facsimile signature in silver. Includes: a dark blue pen with just the signature; a black pen with “The White House” above the signature; a black pen with “The White House” below the signature; a gray pen with “With Best Wishes” above the signature; and a green pen with “With Best Wishes” above the signature. Each includes a box. In fine condition. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. Starting Bid $200


4121. John F. Kennedy Group of (5) PT-109 Campaign Tokens.

Group of five gold-tone PT-109 items from John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign, including: a pin engraved “Kennedy”; a tie clip engraved “Kennedy”; a tie clip engraved “Kennedy 60”; and two “Kennedy” PT-109 charm bracelets. In overall fine condition. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. In the early morning of August 2, 1943, Lieutenant Kennedy’s PT-109 was struck by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri in the Blackett Strait of the Solomon Islands. Following a miraculous 3.5-mile swim to shore, Kennedy and his ten surviving crew members were rescued from Olasana Island a full six days later. The young lieutenant’s grace under pressure made him a national hero when the story was picked up by John Hersey and covered in The New Yorker and Reader’s Digest. Later on during JFK’s run for president, in an effort to quell public concerns about what some called candidate Kennedy’s ‘inexperience,’ the campaign sought to publicize his heroic naval service. Utilizing the PT Boat as a recognizable symbol, these popular tie clasps and charms were produced as campaign tokens and became highly sought-after mementoes. Starting Bid $200

4122. John F. Kennedy HandAnnotated Senate Schedule. Official typed

schedule headed “Engagements - Senator Kennedy,” four pages, 8 x 10.5, annotated with a 1957 date. The schedule lists events from February 14, 1957 through January 13, 1958, and is annotated on the second page in Kennedy’s hand in blue ballpoint, “March 23rd - Bradford Hotel” and “May 1st - Portsmouth.” The first page is marked in pencil in another hand, “General - Schedules,” and the last page is also annotated on the reverse in another hand. Among the noteworthy events listed are a reception in honor of the declaration of Lithuanian independence, an address at Notre Dame University upon his receipt of the 1957 Patriotism Award, the Evacuation Day Parade on St. Patrick’s Day in South Boston, a symposium for associated Harvard clubs in Washington, and commencement addresses at the University of South Carolina and University of Georgia. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

4123. John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Plaque. Impressive plaster

plaque commemorating the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, 12.25˝ in diameter and 1˝ thick, featuring a raised presidential seal, the words “Inaugurated President, January 20, 1961,” and a passage from his inaugural speech, “We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival of liberty.” In very good to fine condition, with a few chips to edges of the golden paint. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. Starting Bid $200

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4124. John F. Kennedy Parker 45 Signing Pen. Rare Parker 45 fountain pen ‘bill signer’ pen from the end of the Kennedy administration, measuring 6.5˝ long, with “The President, The White House” engraved in white on the black body. Includes the original box and typed care instructions slip. In fine condition. These pens were ordered by the Kennedy White House in 1963, just shortly before Kennedy’s death; they are far scarcer than the Esterbrook dipping pens commonly used by JFK during bill signings. This example is not attributed to any specific act, and may not have been used. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to JFK. Starting Bid $200

JFK sends thanks for “the American Flag and streamer that were displayed at the Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia” 4125. John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed with Postcript. TLS, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, August 13, 1962. Letter to Fredric R. Mann, City Representative and Director of Commerce of Philadelphia, in full: “I am deeply grateful to you, and those who you represent, in arranging for me to receive the American Flag and streamer that were displayed at the Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia. These items, as well as your kind accompanying letter, were very much appreciated and will be reserved for a future museum collection.” Kennedy strikes through “Mr. Mann” and writes “Fred,” and also writes “Many thanks” at the conclusion. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing, a tiny tear to the bottom edge, and a block of toning from prior display. Starting Bid $200

4126. John F. Kennedy’s Senate Small Business Committee Notebook. John F. Kennedy’s personally-owned

and -used black faux leather three-ring binder notebook issued to him while on the United States Senate Committee on Small Business, 10 x 11.5, gilt-stamped on the front with his name, “Senator Kennedy,” and the name of the committee. Inside are two tabbed dividers, marked “General Information” and “Questions,” each with seven pages of carbon copy typed notes concerning small businesses. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from his personal secretary Evelyn Lincoln to noted JFK collector Robert L. White, in part: “This black leather three ring notebook… was provided for use by the Committee for each member and their names were printed thereon. This notebook was on Senator Kennedy’s desk in the Senator Office Building for a while and then later placed in a drawer of that desk. It was brought to the White House in one of the File Cabinets with other Senate material and was stored in a storeroom not far from the Cabinet Room. It was removed on November 23, 1963.” Starting Bid $200

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Recommending the Boston postal clerk who oversaw “the large group of applicants seeking employment during the Christmas rush each year” 4127. John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed “John Ken-

nedy,” one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, March 10, 1953. Letter to Joseph Finn, postmaster at Boston. In part: “I am writing on behalf of Mr. James B. Gannon…who is most desirous of obtaining a supervisory position in the Boston Post Office. It is my understanding that he has had almost eleven years service, mostly at the South Postal Annex, and handles the large group of applicants seeking employment during the Christmas rush each year. Twice he has been Commander of the Boston Post Office Chapter, DAV, an active organization of one thousand members, and is now serving as Adjutant-Treasurer of the organization. In view of his qualifications, I should appreciate your giving Mr. Gannon every possible favorable consideration.” Kennedy adds a handwritten postscript: “I know that Mr. Gannon is worthy of consideration in this matter if at all possible.” In fine condition. Accompanied by Finn’s retained carbon copy of his response, and a copy of Gannon’s personnel record from March 17, 1953. Starting Bid $300

14K gold presidential seal cufflinks from the Johnson White House

4128. Lyndon B. Johnson 14K Gold Presidential Cufflinks. Scarce pair of 14K gold presidential seal presentation

cufflinks from the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, marked “14K” on the backs and fasteners. The faces each measure 14 mm in diameter. Housed in the original presentation case, gilt-stamped inside the lid with the presidential seal; the case lacks the engraved ‘With best wishes, Lyndon B. Johnson’ plaque typically affixed to the cover. In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

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4129. Lyndon B. Johnson 1964 Mexico Meetings Parker Lighter and Medal.

Appealing silver-tone brushed-finish Parker lighter issued to commemorate President Lyndon B. Johnson’s meeting with Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos in February 1964, featuring a raised presidential seal emblem on one side, and engraved on the other with black text: “Visit of President Johnson and President Lopez Mateos, Palm Springs, California, February 1964.” On February 21, 1964, Johnson and Mateos met to discuss a wide array of policy issues reaffirming the solidarity between the United States and Mexico. Provenance: from the estate of General Chester V. Clifton, military aide to LBJ. Also includes a cased medal from their meeting later in the year, featuring the flags of both nations on one side, and text on the other: “Lyndon B. Johnson, Chamizal, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, September 25, 1964.” In fine condition, with some tarnishing to the medal and wear to its case. Starting Bid $200

4130. Lyndon B. Johnson 1965 Saline Water Conversion Act Bill Signing Pen. Dipping pen used by

President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the Saline Water Conversion Act of 1965. The official ‘bill signer’ Esterbrook dipping pen measures 6.25˝ long and features a black plastic grip with a Lucite handle imprinted with “The President—The White House.” Includes its plain cardboard box and typed caption affirming that the pen was “used by the President, August 11, 1965, in signing S. 24, An Act to expand, extend, and accelerate the saline water conversion program conducted by the Secretary of the Interior, and for other purposes.” In fine condition, with light wear. Starting Bid $200

4131. Lyndon B. Johnson 1967 Female Military Officers Bill Signing Pen. Felt tip pen used by President Lyndon B.

Johnson to sign the ‘Act to amend Title 10, 32, and 37, United States Code, to remove restrictions on the careers of female officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps’ (H.R. 5894). The official ‘bill signer’ Eversharp pen measures 5.25˝ long and features a navy-blue plastic barrel bearing a gold facsimile signature with presidential seal and a silver-tone cap section. Accompanied by the original presentation box with presidential seal and facsimile signature of President Johnson, as well as a typed caption affirming that the pen was “used by the President on November 8, 1967, in signing H.R. 5894.” In fine condition, with some light foxing and soiling to the box and typed caption. This significant act applied the standard attrition provisions of male officers promotion and retirement laws to women officers in the American military. Starting Bid $200

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4132. Lyndon B. Johnson and Advisors Signed Guest Book.

Ornate clothbound guest book from the estate of Democratic political advisor and administrator Clark Clifford, who served as secretary of defense under Johnson from 1968–1969, 12.5 x 9, signed inside by dozens of events attendees, with most pages headed with the date when they were signed. Signers include: Lyndon B. Johnson (2), Lady Bird Johnson (2), Dean Rusk (2), Walt W. Rostow (2), Abe Fortas (2), Henry H. Fowler (2), William C. Westmoreland (2), Pete Quesada, Maxwell Taylor, Hubert H. Humphrey, Arthur Krim, Herman Wouk, Ted Kennedy, J. William Fulbright, W. Averell Harriman, Orville L. Freeman, Alan S. Boyd, Henry M. Jackson, and more. Interestingly, LBJ signed on January 20, 1969, his last day in office. After Nixon was sworn in, Johnson went to the Clifford reception before flying home to Texas. In very good condition, with many of the thick pages completely detached from the binding. Starting Bid $200

4133. Lyndon B. Johnson Group of (14) Signed Books.

Collection of 14 books signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, including hardcovers and softcovers, with some inscribed. Titles are: - Proceedings in the House of Representatives on the occasion of the reception and acceptance from the State of Texas of the Statues of Sam Houston and Stephen S. Austin (inscribed on the front pastedown, “For Miss Dorothy Nell Heffington, A real Texas souvenir for a real Texas girl graduate—from her Congressman, Lyndon B. Johnson”) - No Retreat from Tomorrow - This America - The Johnson Humor (signed on bookplate, also signed by Lynda Johnson Robb) - The Choices We Face - The Lyndon Johnson Story (inscribed) - A President’s Country (inscribed) - The Vantage Point (two copies: one flatsigned and one signed on bookplate) - My Hope for America - A Family Album (inscribed) - A More Beautiful America (inscribed) - Public Papers of the Presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963–64, Vol. II (signed on bookplate) - Remarks of the President to a Joint Session of the Congress: The American Promise (pamphlet signed on the front cover, with custom-made presentation folder) In overall very good to fine condition, with “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages. Starting Bid $300

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4134. Lyndon B. Johnson Playing Card Set.

Attractive cased set of six sealed packs of playing cards from the Johnson administration, including: two packs of ‘Air Force One’ playing cards in different shades of blue, boasting the initials “L.B.J.”; two sets of gilt-edged presidential seal playing cards featuring Lyndon B. Johnson’s facsimile signature, one pack with a blue border and one with a red border; and two packs of ‘Air Force Two’ cards in different shades of green, bearing the initials of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, “H.H.H.” The cards are contained in a brown faux leather hinged presentation box stamped with a spade, heart, club, and diamond. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

4136. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger Signed White House Card. Uncommon White House card signed in ink by President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

“I accept your resignation with gratitude for all you have done, over the past eight years, in behalf of a more just America and a safer world” 4135. Lyndon B. Johnson Typed Letter Signed and Speech Crib Notes. Superb

pairing of items: a TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 8, 1968, to Under Secretary of State Nicholas Katzenbach, in part: “I accept your resignation with gratitude for all you have done, over the past eight years, in behalf of a more just America and a safer world. Few men have been so deeply involved in the critical issues of our time. Your counsel, your courage, your sober judgment and tireless devotion to your country have been of inestimable benefit to me, as they were to President Kennedy. Your selflessness in leaving the Cabinet to assume the duties of Under Secretary of State was a testament to your character that I shall never forget. You leave with many brilliant achievements to your credit—and with the deep respect of those with whom you worked and whom you served”; and President Johnson’s personally-used crib notes for his speech upon the swearing-in of Katzenbach as Under Secretary of State, typed on both sides of four 5 x 3 cards, concluding: “Attorney General by title, he has for the past five years been one of the key participants in the inner councils of the Presidency. In the Dominican crisis, in the Cuban crisis, in the Berlin crisis, Nick was available and called upon for his views and his judgments. And those who have profited from his counsel as I have, will realize that as Under Secretary of State we are gaining a talented, creative administrator who is not really changing jobs, but merely rechanneling his creativity.” Includes Katzenbach’s handwritten identification sheet: “LBJ’s crib cards for his speech when I was sworn in as Under Secy.” In fine condition, with paperclip impression to the top edge of the letter. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope for the letter. Starting Bid $200

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4137. Richard Nixon Collection of (37) Signed Books. Collection of 37 books signed by Richard Nixon, including hardcovers and softcovers, with some inscribed.

Titles are: - Teaching Psychotherapeutic Medicine (inscribed, with collector’s note stating it was signed in 1954 during an encounter in an airport) - Program for the First Annual Spring Convention of the Young Republican College Council of North Carolina, 1965 - Asia After Vietnam (inscribed offprint from Foreign Affairs, with custom folder) - Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait (inscribed “To my friend Ernest Gruening, with appreciation for his years of service in the cause of Alaska statehood, from Richard Nixon”) - Inaugural Address, 1969 (slipcased edition limited to 1,000) - Official Guide Book: Inaugural 1969 - The Inaugural Story (inscribed) - The New Majority (inscribed) - Orange County Salutes Richard Nixon (inscribed) - What America Means to Me (inscribed) - Four Great Americans - Public Papers of the Presidents: Richard Nixon, 1969 - Public Papers of the Presidents: Richard Nixon, 1971 (signed on detached title page) - Public Papers of the Presidents: Richard Nixon, 1972 - Public Papers of the Presidents: Richard Nixon, 1973 (inscribed on bookplate) - Public Papers of the Presidents: Richard Nixon, 1974 (inscribed) - Eye on Nixon (inscribed) - The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (slipcased signed edition) - The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards, inscribed with a quote: “’Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries.’ Inaugural Address, Jan’y 20, 1969, To Dan Gibson, With best wishes from Richard Nixon, 4-16-81”)

- Seize the Moment (inscribed) - Tips from the Top (inscribed) - The Week That Changed the World (magazine) - The President’s Trip to China (inscribed) - Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States - I Gave Them a Sword - Leaders (three different editions, one numbered 184/2500) - No More Vietnams (two different editions: slipcased ‘presidential edition’ numbered 181/200, and an unnumbered slipcased version) - The Challenges We Face (inscribed) - In the Arena - The Watergate Tapes - 1999: Victory Without War (two editions, one numbered 525/600) - The Real War (two editions, one numbered 420/2500). In overall very good to fine condition, with “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages. Starting Bid $500

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4138. Gerald Ford Collection of (67) Signed Books and Pamphlets. CCollection of 67

books signed by Gerald R. Ford, including hardcovers and softcovers, with some inscribed; several are signed on bookplates affixed to the front pastedowns. Highlights include: - The Common Book of Prayer (signed, “I would rather travel thousands of miles for peace than take a single step toward war. Gerald R. Ford”) - On Course to the Stars: The Robert B. Chaffee Story (inscribed, “To Steve…with warmest regards, Gerald R. Ford, 2/23/80. From its inception in the post W.W.II era I was interested in and involved with the space program, both the military and civilian aspects. As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Select Committee on Space I had full knowledge of how our space program developed. I always believed in & fully supported the space effort because I fully appreciated the benefits to all mankind and especially the U.S.A. Gerald R. Ford”) - 1974 Universal Postal Union Album (issued to President Gerald R. Ford) - Public Papers of the Presidents: Gerald R. Ford, 1974–1977 (four signed volumes, one inscribed) - The Constitution of the United States of America - America - Spirit of ‘76 - The Twelve Days of Christmas - The Presidents - The White House in Miniature - The Thirty-eighth President (limited edition, numbered 44/300) - A Vision for America (limited edition, numbered 103/500) - Churchill Lecture (two limited editions, one numbered 148/250 and one numbered 34/100) - Memories of the Ford Administration (signed by Ford and John Updike) - Gerald Ford’s Visit to Poland - Dwight David Eisenhower: Memorial Tributes Delivered in Congress - John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress - Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy - Bob Hope’s Confessions of a Hooker: My Lifelong Love Affair with Golf (signed by Ford and Bob Hope) - The War Powers Resolution: A Constitutional Crisis? (two limited edition, one numbered 25/200 and one numbered 44/50) - Humor and the Presidency (limited edition, numbered 67/150) - A Time to Heal (two versions: a limited edition numbered 4/250, and a trade edition) - The Times of My Life (signed and inscribed by Betty and Gerald Ford) - A Ford, Not a Lincoln - Michigan: Champions of the West (numbered 415/500, signed by Ford, Brendan Morrison, Red Berenson, Elaine Crosby, Don Canham, Bo Schembechler, Dan Dierdorf, Pete Elliott, and others) - The Contribution of the Atomic Energy Agency to Medicine, 1954 (signed “Gerald R. Ford, Jr.”) A complete list is available online at RRAuction.com. In overall very good to fine condition, with a broken front hinge to the Warren Report book and “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages. Starting Bid $500

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4139. Jimmy Carter Collection of (55) Signed Books.

Collection of 55 books signed by Jimmy Carter, including hardcovers and softcovers, with a few inscribed or signed on bookplates. Highlights include: - Public Papers of the Presidents: Jimmy Carter (nine volumes: two signed on bookplates affixed to front pastedowns, seven flatsigned) - Farewell Address of Jimmy Carter (slipcased limited edition, numbered 28/300) - Why Not the Best? (signed by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter) - Time: The Middle East (two editions: one hardcover, one softcover) - A New Spirit, A New Commitment, A New America - Sources of Strength - Keeping Faith (two editions: leatherbound limited edition numbered 585/2500, and a slipcased clothbound signed edition) - Talking Peace - White House Diary - Where We Stand - Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Postpresidency - Cousin Beedie and Cousin Hot (signed by Jimmy Carter and Hugh ‘Beedie’ Carter) - The Wit and Wisdom of Jimmy Carter - Everything to Gain (signed by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter) - The President Builds a House - The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer A complete list is available online at RRAuction.com. In overall fine condition, with “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages.. Starting Bid $300

4140. Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin Signed Book: ‘The Camp David Summit’. Signed book: The Camp David Summit. First edition. Washington, DC: Department of State, 1978. Paperback, 8 x 10.5, 19 pages. Signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, and a third unknown signer. In fine condition, with light haloing to Carter’s signature and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Sadat and Begin signed the Camp David Accords—an important peace treaty between Israel and Egypt—on September 17, 1978, following 13 days of secret negotiations hosted by Jimmy Carter. Sadat and Begin were corecipients of the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts of obtaining peace in the Middle East. Starting Bid $200

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4141. Ronald Reagan Collection of (55) Signed Books. Collection of 55

books signed by Ronald Reagan, including hardcovers and softcovers, with some inscribed; most are signed on bookplates affixed to the front pastedowns. Titles are:

- Presidents of the United States (signed by Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford, and Jimmy Carter) - The Candidates—1980 (bookplate) - Public Papers of the Presidents: Ronald Reagan, 1982–1989 (thirteen volumes, all signed on bookplates) - Recuento de un Viaje Historico (inscribed in another hand) - Reagan Speaks: The Making of an American Myth (bookplate) - Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States (bookplate) - Roosevelt to Reagan: A Reporter’s Encounters (bookplate) - Ronald W. Reagan: 1911– (bookplate) - Reckoning with Reagan (bookplate) - The Reagan Presidency (bookplate) - Reagan Inside Out (bookplate) - The Reagan Wit (bookplate) - Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home (bookplate) - The Presidents of the United States of America (bookplate) - The Quest for the Presidency, 1984 (bookplate) - Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, 1984–1988 (bookplate) - The Reagan Legacy (bookplate) - The Acting President (bookplate) - Reagan: The Man, The President (bookplate) - Where’s the Rest of Me? (two editions: inscribed paperback, and hardcover signed on bookplate) - The Reagan Years (bookplate) - Gambling with History (bookplate) - Ronald Reagan Political Quiz Book (bookplate) - Ronald Reagan: His Life & Rise to the Presidency (bookplate) - Reagan and Thatcher (bookplate) - Ronald Reagan: His Life Story in Pictures (bookplate) - The Screen Greats: Ronald Reagan (inscribed) - The Insanity Defense and the Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. (bookplate) - On Reagan: The Man and His Presidency (bookplate) - The Constitution of the United States of America (bookplate) - Ronald Reagan Talks to America (bookplate)

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With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush & Nuclear War (bookplate) - President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (bookplate) - Blue Smoke & Mirrors (bookplate) - Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (bookplate) - The Reagan Paradox (bookplate) - An American Life (bookplate) - Early Reagan: The Rise to Power (bookplate) - The Reagan Record (bookplate) - At Reagan’s Side (bookplate) - White House Doctor (bookplate) - The Reagan Legacy (bookplate) In overall very good to fine condition, with toned adhesive to some of the bookplates and “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages. Starting Bid $1000


4142. Ronald Reagan Matchbook.

An unused off-white matchbook, 2 x 2, featuring the presidential seal on one side and a blindembossed image of the White House on the other, with “Ronald Wilson Reagan” gilt-stamped along the lower edge. During the first term of President Reagan’s administration these matchbooks were made available to dinner guests, but following the Surgeon General C. Everett Koop’s strong discourse against smoking, the Reagan’s had them withdrawn from White House use. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $100

4145. George Bush Autographed Note Signed. ANS as presi-

dent signed “GB,” one page, 3 x 4, on the president’s personal letterhead, July 7, 1990. Brief note to an unidentified recipient. In full: “pregnant B’tiful, just B’tiful [beautiful].” In fine condition, with some brushing to first word in note. President Bush is exclaiming his enthusiastic feelings regarding a pregnancy, fitting given his pro-life political position. Obtained from a White House staff member with direct daily access to the president. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $100

The President and Mrs. Reagan’s table linens

4144. Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s Placemats, Napkins, and Ribbons. Group of Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s 4143. Ronald Reagan Oval Office Floor Fragment.

Fragment of flooring from the Oval Office displayed in a 3˝ x 3.5˝ x 1˝ block of Lucite, with golden descriptive text: “This fragment of cork was part of the floor installed in the White House Oval Office in 1934. The floor supported six presidents before it was removed in 1969.” President Ronald Reagan’s facsimile signature appears below. Complete with its original velvet-lined case, gilt-stamped with the presidential seal on the front. President Reagan presented a small number of these unique gifts to friends, White House staffers, and supporters. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

personally-owned table linens, consisting of nine white 18 x 12 placemats embroidered in green with elegant floral patterns; nine matching cloth napkins embroidered with floral sprigs in the corners; a sheer 44 x 16.5 table runner; two large full boxes of Merrimade white paper luncheon napkins, 8.5 x 8.5, monogrammed with Nancy Reagan’s initials in red, “NDR”; and two spools of white ribbon, imprinted with Nancy Reagan’s facsimile signature in red. In overall very good to fine condition, with folds, wrinkles, and scattered staining to a few pieces. Provenance: Parts of Lots 569 and 571, The Private Collection of President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Christie’s, September 2016. Starting Bid $200

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4146. George Bush Collection of (47) Signed Books. Collection of 47 books

signed by George Bush, including hardcovers and softcovers, with some inscribed; most are signed on bookplates affixed to the front pastedowns. Highlights include: - George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile (slipcased edition limited to 1250, signed by Bush and photographer David Valdez) - Public Papers of the Presidents: George Bush, 1989–1993 (eight volumes, all signed on bookplates) - A Great New Beginning—The 1981 Inaugural Story (two copies: one signed on a bookplate, one inscribed) - All the Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings (two editions: one signed on a bookplate, and one signed on the colophon, numbered 2422/3000) - Speaking of Freedom: The Collected Speeches - Desert Storm (bookplate) - The History of the Republican Party (bookplate) - Inside the White House (bookplate) - Choose Me: Portraits of a Presidential Race (bookplate) - Running For President: The Candidates and Their Images, 1900–1992 (bookplate) - A World Transformed (two copies signed on bookplates, also signed by co-author Brent Scowcroft; one inscribed) - The Bush Presidency (bookplate) - Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate (bookplate) - In Our Own Words (bookplate) - Read My Lips, No New Taxes - Inside the White House (bookplate) - 200 Years of the America Presidency (bookplate). A complete list is available online at RRAuction.com. In overall fine condition, with “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages.Starting Bid $500

4147. George Bush Signed ‘State of the Union’ Press Release. Press release containing the “Address by the Presi-

dent on the State of the Union,” eight pages, 8.5 x 14, delivered by President George Bush on January 29, 1991, signed and inscribed on the first page in blue felt tip, “To Lisa Wontorcik, Best Wishes, George Bush.” In Bush’s penultimate State of the Union Address, he focuses on foreign policy amidst the Gulf War, the conclusion of the Cold War, and domestic programs promoting economic growth. He concludes: “The winds of change are with us now. The forces of freedom are together, united. We move toward the next century more confident than ever that we have the will at home and abroad to do what must be done, the hard work of freedom.” In fine condition, with a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Starting Bid $200

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4148. George and Barbara Bush Signed Christmas Print. Oversized color 9 x 12.5 official White House Christ-

mas card print from 1990 depicting a Christmas tree in the Oval Office, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, “George Bush” and “Barbara Bush.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.5 x 18.75. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

4149. George Bush’s Eyeglasses Prescriptions. Very rare and unique collection of 39 eyeglass prescriptions for George Bush, spanning from his time as UN Ambassador through his presidency, all labeled at the top with Bush’s name, including “Amb George Bush,” “Vice President George Bush,” and “President George Bush.” Also included is an envelope which once held a pair of glasses, as well as four labels, with Bush’s name written on each in an unknown hand. In fine condition. A complete Rx record, documenting the ever changing eyesight of a president over a two decade long period. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

4150. Bill Clinton Group of (9) Signed Books and Transcripts.

Collection of nine items signed by Bill Clinton, including five hardcover books, a softcover book, a booklet, and two internet printouts of transcripts of his inaugural addresses in custom-made presentation folders. Book titles are: Clinton: Young Man in a Hurry; Boy Clinton: The Political Biography; Between Hope and History (signed on bookplate, inscribed in another hand); Giving; My Life (inscribed); and The 9/11 Commission Report (inscribed). The booklet is entitled “Selected Remarks by William Jefferson Clinton, 2002” (inscribed). The transcript printouts are of his 1993 and 1997 inaugural addresses. In overall fine condition, with “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamps to rear pages of all items. Starting Bid $300

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4151. Bill and Hillary Clinton Signed Christmas Print. Attrac-

tive oversized color 12.5 x 12.75 official White House Christmas card print entitled ‘The White House, The Blue Room, 1995,’ signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, “Bill Clinton” and “Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 17.75 x 18. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

4153. Presidential Dinner Invitations (20th Century). Collection of fourteen 20th century presidential dinner and reception invitations, including: Theodore Roosevelt (issued to Mrs. Day for a 1905 New Year’s reception); William H. Taft (issued to Mrs. Love, 1911); Woodrow Wilson (issued to Surgeon and Mrs. Fricks, 1917); Warren G. Harding (issued to Mr. and Mrs. Vroom, 1922); Calvin Coolidge (issued to Robert S. Reger, 1927); Herbert Hoover (issued to Surgeon and Mrs. Williams, 1932); Franklin D. Roosevelt (issued to Joseph Kochler, 1945); Harry S. Truman (issued to Captain and Mrs. Clifford, 1946); Dwight D. Eisenhower (issued to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, 1959); John F. Kennedy (issued to Mr. Murphy, 1963); Lyndon B. Johnson (issued to the Secretary of State and Mrs. Rusk); Richard Nixon (1969); Jimmy Carter (1977); and Bill Clinton (1998). In overall very good to fine condition. Accompanied by eight of the original mailing/ transmittal envelopes. Starting Bid $200

4152. Presidential Dinner Invitations (19th Century).

Collection of nine 19th century presidential dinner and reception invitations, including: James K. Polk (issued to Justice Levi Woodbury, 1846); Franklin Pierce (unissued); Andrew Johnson (issued to Congressman John F. Starr, 1867); U. S. Grant (issued to Mr. and Mrs. Creswell, 1877); Rutherford B. Hayes (issued to Mr. Russell and family, 1880); Grover Cleveland (two, 1887 and 1895); Benjamin Harrison (issued to Mr. Brooks, 1892); and William McKinley (1899). Also includes two programs for concerts by the United States Marine Band on the White House grounds in 1898, listing the titles of the songs to be played. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelopes for the Grant and Johnson invitations. Starting Bid $200

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4154. White House 1927 Timber Letter Opener. Piece of

White House roof timber removed during its 1927 renovation and fashioned into a letter opener, measuring approximately 11.75˝ x 1.25˝ x .5˝, with a plaque on the reverse reading: “This wood was part of the White House roof, erected about 1817 and removed in 1927.” In fine condition. A handsome piece of tangible White House history. Starting Bid $200


4155. White House 1927 Wood Box.

Large wooden document box crafted from wood removed from the White House during its 1927 renovation, measuring 12.75˝ x 8.75˝ x 6.75˝, with a plaque on the lid: “The woodwork of this box was removed from White House during reconstruction work 1927 by N. P. Severin Co.” In very good condition, with one broken hinge on the lid. Starting Bid $200

4156. White House 1927 Wood Candlesticks. Pair of

candlesticks crafted from wood removed from the White House during its 1927 renovation, measuring 7.5˝ tall with base diameters of 4˝, one retaining its National Lumber Manufacturers Association label on its base (re-applied with tape to two edges), reading: “Made From Timber Removed from the White House after 112 Years of Service. For 112 Years During the Residence of 26 Presidents of the United States the Wood from which this Candlestick was made (Longleaf Pine) Supported the Roof of the Executive Mansion. It was Originally Built into the Mansion During the Residence of President James Madison in 1815. It was Removed at the Time of Remodeling the White House in 1927, and was Found to be in Perfect Condition.” The other candlestick lacks its label, but is clearly of the same material and craftsmanship of the first. In overall very good to fine condition. Starting Bid $200

4157. White House 1950 Wood Gavel. Gavel constructed

of wood removed from the White House during the Truman administration’s renovations in 1950, measuring 11˝ long with a cylindrical 3.5˝ x 2˝ head, with an inlaid metal plaque featuring a raised presidential seal in the center, reading: “Original White House Material Removed in 1950.” In fine condition. This is a particularly refined example of a White House relic gavel, featuring a more ornate handle than often seen. Starting Bid $200

4158. White House Telephone. West-

ern Electric 500 C/D White House rotary desk phone in black, with an image of the White House in the center of the clear plastic rotary dial. The bottom plate bears a “12-71” label, dating it to the administration of President Richard Nixon. The original four-wire cable has been modified for use with a modern phone jack. In fine cosmetic condition; working condition untested. Starting Bid $200

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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 Bid-

ders 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 twenty-one (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 Auc-

tion 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, nonincremental 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.

GLOSSARY OF CONDITION TERMS For decades, RR Auction has led the industry in providing an accurate and detailed condition statement for each item that we sell. Starting in 2016 we’ve decided to take a fresh approach to describing each item’s condition. As our website and catalog images continually improve, and bidders can see obvious details from those excellent images, we’ve decided to simplify things, using the same terminology to describe an item’s overall condition (on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine), but only adding specific details, if any, that would not be obvious from the illustration. VERY FINE describes an item in virtually flawless condition, and is used sparingly for items of exceptionally attractive appearance. FINE is the most common statement of condition, and applies to most items that we offer. It describes items that show expected handling wear, generally acceptable random flaws (such as light creases, small bends, etc.), and an overall appearance that is pleasing to the majority of collectors. VERY GOOD describes an item that exhibits more moderate flaws (such as toning, light staining, professional reinforcements or repairs, etc.). Most collectors would be comfortable with items in very good condition, and this would be the expected condition for many formats (early presidential documents, for example). GOOD describes an item with obvious visible flaws, including heavy wear, missing portions, or repairs that affect appearance; generally items in this condition are offered only if an item is otherwise exceedingly rare or important. Of course we’re more than happy to provide more in-depth information about any item via phone or email. We hope this new system will make for easier reading and a more pleasant bidding experience.


COMING IN MAY! The Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller

RR Auction will offer

hundreds of items from

Dr. Miller's vast collection in 2020, culminating in a

specially curated sale in May.

The auction will be highlighted by

books signed by presidents including

George Washington, John Adams, and

Thomas Jefferson; documents by signers of

the Declaration of Independence; a wealth of

Supreme Court justices; and leading figures of

world history such as Oliver Cromwell, Mohandas

Gandhi, and Deng Xiaoping. Extraordinary in depth and

breadth, Dr. Miller's stands as one of the finest private collections we have had the privilege to offer.

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