RELEASE | THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF PRESIDENT AND MRS. RONALD REAGAN | New York | September 2016

LIVE AUCTION SEPTEMBER 21-22 | ONLINE AUCTION SEPTEMBER 19-27

New York

New York — Christie's announces the release of the sale catalogue for the upcoming auction of The Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, the celebrated 40th President and First Lady of the United States. This landmark Collection will be on view at Christie’s New York September 17 to 20 and is slated for sale September 21 and 22, with live and online components, to coincide with Americana auctions at Christie’s.

Among the iconic objects revealed with the catalogue’s release is A Signed Fragment of the Berlin Wall, an evocative relic symbolizing one of President Reagan’s greatest foreign policy achievements (pictured left; estimate: $10,000-20,000). Other featured objects emblematic of the ‘Reagan Era,’ include President Ronald Reagan’s Cowboy Boots by Tony Lama, a gift from Western actor Rex Allen (estimate: $10,000-20,000); A Series of Personal Doodles by President Ronald Reagan on White House Stationery (estimate: $2,500-3,500); and An Official NFL Wilson Football, Signed and Inscribed, “Win One For the Gipper Ronald Reagan,” (estimate: $5,000-10,000).

The sale also encompasses furniture and decorative works supplied by William (Billy) Haines Inc., in the ‘Hollywood Regency’ style, jewelry and handbags from Mrs. Reagan’s collection, books with personal dedications, presidential mementos and gifts, and fine art from the Reagans’ home in Los Angeles. Many of these objects were used by the President and First Lady during their time in the White House and are designated as such with a green label. Per the Reagans’ wishes, proceeds from the Collection sale are designated for The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. There are over 700 lots with estimates on individual items ranging from under $1,000 up to $50,000, and the auctions are expected to realize in excess of $2 million total.

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