7 December 2015
[PRESIDENTS AND AMERICANA.] A collection of 41 letters, documents and ephemera signed by 20th century U.S. Presidents and other notables. Highlights include: EISENHOWER, Dwight. TLS to Sen. Edward Martin, 7 March 1956. 1p., 4to. Thanks for congratulations of his announcement to run for re-election. -- EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Annotated document, unsigned. Doodles across a 5 April 1960 Congressional Leaders meeting agenda. (“Health Insurance for the Aged, Agriculture, Civil Rights, Status Reports”). -- TRUMAN, Harry S.TLS to W.P. Kennard, 29 March 1963. 1p., 4to. “The judgment of history…will mark Dean Acheson among the top three or four great Secretaries of State…” -- REAGAN, Ronald. Black and white photo signed, of Reagan and wife Nancy in front of Space Shuttle with Astronauts TK. Mattingly and H. Hartsfield. Also signed by Nancy Reagan and Hartsfield. -- Complete list of items in the lot available upon request.
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Please note, two Franklin Pierce pardons dated 7 September 1854 and 28 February 1857 have been removed from this lot. The estimate is now $5,000 – 7,000.
Driver and team manager Carroll Smith’s Rolex Daytona is special because it was used to do exactly what it was designed for — winning car races
Fashion designer Dame Dora Wong on an 18th-century portrait of a warrior painted for the Hall of Imperial Brilliance in Beijing