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US President who guided the nation through Civil War and was famously assassinated. 2 page recto verso Manuscript Document Signed by Lincoln on June 19, 1862, the same date on which he signed the historic bill abolishing slavery in the U.S. territories. In this document, Lincoln extends mercy to an inmate by providing a pardon. Measures 10.75x16.5".Lincoln issued this pardon after several petitions arrived on Lambert's behalf, emphasizing his family's financial need as well as the support of two convicting juror at his trial five years prior. This pardon states in part: “Whereas, at the December Term, A.D., 1857…Isaac Lambert was convicted on two indictments for Larceny and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Penitentiary for the term of three years under each conviction;—And whereas, the said Isaac Lambert has served over three-fourths of his double term of six years, in a patient, penitent, and exemplary manner;—And whereas, it appears that the family…are in a destitute condition, and that his labor is necessary for their support…I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America,…grant unto him, the said Isaac Lambert, a full and unconditional pardon.” Boldly signed at the conclusion "Abraham Lincoln" with a white paper seal affixed to the upper left that remains fully intact. In addition to granting this individual mercy to Lambert on June 19, Lincoln also initiated the process of abolition in the U.S. by signing a historic bill that banned slavery in all current and future U.S. territories. Overturning the controversial Dred Scott decision, in which the Supreme Court had denied the federal government regulatory power over the territories' slave trades and policies, Lincoln took a public action that helped the nation move closer to emancipation within the states. In cooperation with Lincoln, Congress enacted legislation on June 19 emancipating slaves in the territories and banning slavery there hereafter. The law read simply: "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the Territories of the United States now existing, or which may at any time hereafter be formed or acquired by the United States, otherwise than in punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted." This straightforward legislation paved the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, which Lincoln announced in September 1862 and signed into effect on January 1, 1863. A highly desirable example signed at an important moment in the abolition of slavery.To obtain a signed document or letter directly relating to Emancipation would likely cost over $1 million today. At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, a document by Lincoln affixing the seal of the President "on my Proclamation" without mentioning the word "emancipation" sold for $800,000. Repaired separations to intersecting folds, one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature, and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition.

Item Number: 14952
Price: $15,000


Important Archive of 2 Harry S. Truman Presidential Typed Letters Signed on Truman's battle against McCarthyism. At the time of these letters in July of 1951, Senator Joseph McCarthy had radically expanded his anti-Communist investigations into the private lives and political beliefs of American citizens, attempting to take alleged Communist sympathizers and place their names on blacklists for un-American activity. Indeed, McCarthy began using these tactics to undermine political opponents as well, going so far as accusing President Truman of Communist sympathies. These letters document Truman's strong stance in defending Americans against the unfounded accusations of Senator McCarthy and his anti-Communist investigations during the Red Scare. As the letters reveal, Truman takes decisive action against McCarthy to stop his "Un-American Activities" campaign. Rather than comply with McCarthy's request for access to IRS files of government employees suspected of communist sympathies, Truman actively initiated an investigation into IRS corruption stemming from McCarthy's anti-Communist trials. The investigation would successfully open one week after these letters. The first letter, a 1 page Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead is dated July 20, 1951. In full Truman writes: "Memorandum for: The Secretary of the Treasury, From: The President. I have been looking over a memorandum which you sent me with regard to loyalty files of the International [sic] Revenue Department for the Congressional Committee investigating the Department. I wish you would give this matter considerable thought and then we will have a conversation about it. I am as sure as I am alive that these people are on a fishing expedition and that they will take occasion to use unsubstantiated charges which, no doubt, appear in these files to discredit not only the Department but to ruin the individual in whose file these things appear. I will be glad to talk with you about it." He signs, "H.S.T" Unlike McCarthy, who used frenzy-inducing tactics to build support, Truman advocated for "considerable thought." Ultimately he took decisive and swift action to stem the tide of this "fishing expedition" that threatened to "use unsubstantiated charges" to ruin lives. Within this archive's second letter, dated the same day as the first, President Truman handwrote a Presidential endorsement denying McCarthy's access to files and opening an investigation into his processes. This endorsement says in his hand, "Approved, July 20, 1951, Harry S. Truman," and it appears on the last page of a three-page typed memorandum from Treasury Secretary John Snyder. This memo reads, in part: "Reference is made to the memorandum from the Secretary of the Treasury for the President dated July 18, 1951, requesting permission for the Bureau of Internal Revenue to submit reports, files and other material to the Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on Administration of the Internal Revenue Laws, in response to a request of that Subcommittee. The request to the President for authority to the Secretary of the Treasury to submit such reports and other material was made pursuant to paragraph 2 of a memorandum, dated August 5, 1948, to the Secretary of the Treasury from Donald S. Dawson, Administrative Assistant, concerning employees in the Executive Branch, which in part states: '2. No information of any sort relating to the employee's loyalty, and no investigative data of any type, whether relating to loyalty or other aspects of the individual's record, shall be included in the material submitted to a Congressional committee. If there is doubt as to whether a certain document or group of documents should be supplied, the matter should be referred to the White House.' Authority is not requested to submit investigative data referring to loyalty of an employee in the Executive Branch." Refusing to bow to anti-Communist furor and "ruin" the careers of federal employees in the face of McCarthyism's expansion, Truman took a firm stand against the witch-hunt kindled by the Wisconsin senator. Just over a week after these letters, the House Ways and Means subcommittee opened an investigation into charges of corruption in the IRS. In response to the investigations opened by Truman and Snyder, Senator Joseph McCarthy called Truman's refusal to allow access to all files 'arrogant' and a threat to national security. He went so far as to accuse President Truman and his highest officials of working in collaboration with the Kremlin itself. Undeterred Truman would famously argue one month later, in August 1951, that McCarthy's actions were using the IRS and other government organizations improperly, and that McCarthy was "unfairly and irresponsibly smearing innocent people from behind the cloak of Congressional immunity." Fascinating documents providing insight into Truman's actions in defense of citizens. In overall fine condition, with a rusty paperclip mark to Truman's letter, and paperclip impression and light creases to endorsed memo.

Item Number: 14902
Price: $10,000


26th President of the United States, as well as explorer, naturalist and author. Signed book: Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Great Plains. First edition, limited issue of 100 with this leather fanct binding, this edition was originaly numbered 99/1000, with only the first hundred copies had an ornate leather morocco binding with gilt as this one and is therefore extremely rare. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1899. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25, 476 pages. Signed below the frontispiece three-quarter-length portrait of Roosevelt in his Rough Rider uniform, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Roosevelt was known for his love of big game, embarking on a long trip to Kenya shortly after the end of his presidency, from which he brought back over 11,000 animals to the Smithsonian and other national museums. Roosevelt's signature is in fine condition. The book retains its original leather binding with ornate bear head design on the front and back covers. The spine has been professionally replaced in a style and color matching the original. Repairs to the outside have been minimally and professionally executed, and limited to what was necessary to protect the integrity of the original materials. No restorations have been performed inside the book. It is exceptionally rare to find this First Edition signed Limited Issue in its original binding in any condition. This book is the limited printing of only 100 copies with a leather ornate binding. The more common version of this book had a simple cover and was printed in a run of a 1000 signed copies. The the textblock is tight and the interior is crisp and clean. Minor paper loss to the edges, especially near the front and back. The copious illustrations are striking, with no offsetting or fading. A very good and rare example.

Item Number: 13794
Price: $6,500


35th president of the United States. Document Signed as president. Oversized partly-printed official Document , 20" x 16", "City of Washington," April 17, 1962, Kennedy is appointing "Raymond H. Dwigans, of Texas, Collector of Customs for Customs Collection District No. 24." Countersigned by Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon. Dillon's signature somewhat faded, President Kennedy's signature is very clear. Document has patriotic vignettes near the top and a seal in the lower left corner. Some toning to the paper and two small creases, but overall in very good condition with a good signature.

Item Number: 13501
Price: $4,950


Third President of the United States, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence,and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. Docketing signature in the bottom margin of a letter sent to him by Congressman William Branch Giles, one page both sides, 7.75" x 9.5", dated September 25, 1801. The text of the letter, which is an introduction for a Mr. Tebeuffe, reads, in part: “He is the son of a gentleman of that name, who some years ago came from France to the United States, with a view of establishing himself in some part of the western country, but in making the attempt, was unfortunately murdered by the Indians…. After the death of the father, and during the minority of the son, the family was put on the list of emigrants by the then government of France [referring to the France’s Revolutionary–era list of political “undesirables” who were considered enemies of the state and were subjected to permanent exile and forfeiture of personal property]. Mr. Tebeuffe having received assurances that their names will now be erased from the emigrant list proposes to visit his native country, with a view of making his respects to his Mother, who is still living, and as far as may be practicable of reclaiming his estate. Mr. Tubeuffe sensible of the high consideration attached to your name in France, conceives, that letters from you of his good conduct here, will essentially facilitate the execution of his objects….from the consideration of his own good conduct in this place and the irreparable misfortune he has sustained in this country in the loss of his father...” Giles then goes on to describe Tubeuffe and his employment in the mercantile business. Jefferson earned the “high consideration” of the French government during his tenure as Minister to France from 1785 to 1789, during which time he lived in a house on the Champs Élysées in Paris. Signed, “Mr. Jefferson,”. In very good condition, with a few light scattered spots and stains (mainly to margins and blank portions), mild toning to area of signature, and a few tiny chips and tears. Jefferson’s signature, though small, is dark and distinct.

Item Number: 13147
Price: $4,850


Original Lincoln Photograph, albumen stereograph (stereo view) card, 7 x 4", Taylor & Huntington imprint on verso with gallery's statement on the series: "This series of pictures are Original Photographs taken during the war of the Rebellion..". Titular information on mount recto "1861 The War For the Union - Abraham Lincoln, President. Photograph taken in 1864." Stereoviews all have a double portrait to create a 3D effect, Lincoln is very rare in stereoviews. Rinhart, a premier stereograph collector, searched nearly 20 years before finding his first Lincoln stereograph. (Blodgett: Photographs, a Collectors Guide, 1979; pg. 154). This stereoview has a double portrait of a standing Lincoln in formal attire with left arm behind his back, a bit of fading on the left to the image on the right, else in very good condition. This is an extremely rare stereograph of a Matthew Brady portrait taken on January 8, 1864. Cataloged as O-86A&B in Ostendorf's "Lincoln's Photographs", This stereoview provenance is from Ostendorf's own collection.

Item Number: 11505
Price: $4,500


34th President and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in W.W.II. General Eisenhower war date typed letter signed, one page, 6" x 8", "Headquarters European Theater, Office of the Commanding General" letterhead, dated February 19, 1944, General Eisenhower at that time was doing preparations for Operation Overlord. He correctly believed that this would decide the outcome of the war and lead to an Allied victory. Operation Overlord included the Allied landing on D-Day and the military Allied strike against German forces in Europe. Eisenhower was named Supreme Allied Commander in December 1943, which cemented his already experienced leadership over the various Allied forces. He employed a complex plan and aggressive tactics, but was managed to personally visit each unit involved in the invasion to show his support for their sacrifice. Only 3-1/2 months after writing this letter, Eisenhower oversaw the landing on the beaches of Normandy, followed by the invasion of Southern France. These successful invasions gave the Allies the foothold that ultimately allowed them to win the war the following year. Eisenhower writes: “Thank you for your letter and enclosure. I am delighted to see that you take such an active interest in an Allied victory. It was most kind of you to write and I appreciate your thoughtfulness….” Signed in his hand, "Dwight D. Eisenhower". Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. A single minuscule tear on the edge not affecting text or signature, otherwise, in excellent condition. Great content mentioning the Allied victory he hopes for.

Item Number: 13025
Price: $3,500


U.S. President. Fascinating handwritten autograph letter signed. ALS signed “Dutch,” one page, 6.25" x 4.25," on "Ronald Reagan" letterhead with presidential gold seal, July 11, 1991. Letter to his longtime friend Lydia ‘Hup’ MacArthur. In full: “Have your letter and assure you I’m saying some prayers for you and will continue until you are healed. You don’t deserve such ill health. Things are about the same here—speeches to make—one last night to the Jr Chamber of Commerce and my allergys [sic] are kicking up. So my ailment is a lot of sneezing and use of Kleenex. Well enough about me. You get well and you’ll be in our prayers.” In fine condition. Lydia Hupfer ‘Hup’ MacArthur was the widow of Pete MacArthur, program director of WOC in Davenport, Iowa. In 1932, MacArthur had given a then 21-year-old Reagan his first job as a sports announcer. They would remain friends until her passing at the age of 102 in 1995.

Item Number: 14103
Price: $3,400


32nd president of the United States. Typed letter signed as president, one page, 7" x 9," White House letterhead, November 7, 1941. Letter to a lady in Massachusetts. In part: “I hope much that the Congress will repeal the Neutrality Act and I expect we shall know more about it by the end of the week.” Signed "Franklin Roosevelt." Domestic support for isolationism, was strong in America. This forced FDR to provide a clandestine support of Britain. The Neutrality Acts were laws passed in 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939 to limit U.S. involvement in future wars. They were based on the widespread disillusionment with World War I and the belief that the United States had been drawn into the war through loans and trade with the Allies. Isolationism was particularly strong in America at the time. Congressional proponents of neutrality legislation sought to prevent similar mistakes. The 1935 act banned munitions exports to belligerents and restricted American travel on belligerent ships. The 1936 act banned loans to belligerents. These bills were signed and publicly applauded by President Roosevelt, although he complained privately that they limited presidential authority. The 1939 act, passed with President Roosevelt's active support in November under the shadow of the European war, banned U.S. ships from carrying goods or passengers to belligerent ports but allowed the United States to sell munitions. Roosevelt further eroded neutrality over the next two years, trading surplus U.S. destroyers to Britain for access to naval and air bases and providing U.S. military equipment to enemies of Germany and Japan under the Lend-Lease Act. Still Roosevelt could see that America had to get involved in this global conflict. Less than a week after our letter Congress repealed the Neutrality Acts on 13 November 1941. Although seen as the high tide of interwar isolationism, the neutrality legislation of 1935–37 had minimal impact on U.S. defense planning. The 1939 act encouraged combat testing of U.S. equipment by Allied forces, but also created shortages as U.S. production initially was unable to meet requirements of both Allies and expanding U.S. forces. Japan's war planners never gave any thought the galvanizing effect a surprise attack might have on the American public. The Pearl Harbor attack was just part of an orchestrated, Pacific-wide assault. Seriously underestimating the naval, air, and ground strength of Japan, America did not expect the Japanese to attack all predicted targets at the same time. As casualties and losses mounted, it would have been unlikely that the United States would have responded any other way than total war. Roosevelt, declaring war on December 8, 1941, declared the previous day a “date that will live in infamy,” and listed all of the places in the Pacific that the Japanese attacked. Roosevelt, who wanted war with Germany, particularly worried that the European war, a far greater threat in his estimation, would be seen in the United States as a European problem and Japan as the Americans’ sole concern. Within days, Hitler would alleviate FDR's concerns. On December 11, 1941, Hitler gave a speech to the Reichstag. Confused and rambling, he compared his own childhood of poverty to that of the wealthy Roosevelt. He declared war on the United States. In doing so, he ensured his own destruction. UK Prime Minster Winston Churchill, when he heard of Pearl Harbor, remarked, “so we have won after all!” The American public would have been quite content with dealing with Japan and leaving the European War to the Europeans. The treachery of the Japanese attack burned bright in the minds of most Americans, and they wanted revenge. If not for the declaration of war by Germany, Roosevelt would have had a hard time justifying declaring war on Germany until Japan was destroyed. But Germany did declare war, and the U-boats moved the Eastern seaboard in January 1942. The war with Germany was secured in the mind of the American public with a propaganda series called Why We Fight. In it, Hollywood director Frank Capra outlined the rise of Nazism and the reasons why England and France went to war. Powerful in its simplicity, Capra used footage from Nazi propaganda films to great effect. Roosevelt ordered the series, originally made for the Armed Forces, to be shown in movie theatres across the United States. By the end of 1942, the was no question that the United States’ war with Nazi Germany was necessary. In very good condition, with uniform block of toning from previous display, and text and signature a shade or two light, but completely legible.

Item Number: 13367
Price: $2,500


Popular Republican president who oversaw the end of the Cold War. 1 page Typed Letter Signed, dated June 9, 1981 on White House stationery. Writing to a constituent, Reagan takes a firm stance against the "complete fiction" being publicized by reporters covering his administration's policies, and he assures his correspondent that he is taking care of the business community by generating a tax bill that will "increase investment and productivity...over the next three years." A letter that speaks to Reagan's role as a confident and no-nonsense leader. Reagan writes in part: "I don't know what to say about Jack Anderson. Frankly, he comes out with what he claims is sure fire material but too many times I know from the position I'm now in, it is complete fiction. I guess there's no way of stopping him. I appreciated your tax proposal about the 10% and tying the next two years to some level of economic achievement...We're convinced that the business community would not have the confidence in Congress to carry through on those other two increases that are necessary if this tax bill is to be what we want it to be and that is an incentive; a program to increase investment and productivity...I have come down now to 5-10-10 and believe we have a good chance of putting together a coalition which will support this. It won'd be easy and it'll be quite a fight, but we're going to fight." He then signs in his hand, "Ron." Jack Anderson was an investigative reporter known for uncovering political scandal and providing tough critiques of presidential administrations. Of the Reagan White House, Anderson had spoken out against "soft defense spending," accusing the administration of cutting back military funding despite its reputation for military building. In this letter, Reagan makes a level response to these accusations, firmly defining Anderson's stories as "complete fiction" before moving on to discuss more important matters of "economic achievement" which he planned to accomplish over the next three years of his term. The tax policy Reagan alludes to is the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, also known as the ERTA or "Kemp-Roth Tax Cut." This act aimed "to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to encourage economic growth through reductions in individual income tax rates, the expensing of depreciable property, incentives for small businesses, and incentives for savings, and for other purposes". Included in the act was an across-the-board decrease in the marginal income tax rates in the United States by 23% over three years, with the top rate falling from 70% to 50% and the bottom rate dropping from 14% to 11%. This act slashed estate taxes and trimmed taxes paid by business corporations by $150 billion. At the time of the letter, Reagan was working hard with Congress to develop "a coalition which will support" the act -- and he commits to "quite a fight" on its behalf. Indeed, Reagan would get the bill passed successfull only two months after this letter, in August 1981. A letter that serves as a testament to Reagan's economic contributions to the United States and his determination in improving tax policies. With mailing folds and minor spots on right margin not affecting text. Bold signature. In very good condition.

Item Number: 14964
Price: $2,500


35th US President. Restless in the House, Kennedy challenged incumbent Republican senator Henry Cabot LODGE, Jr., in 1952. Although the Republican presidential candidate, Dwight D. EISENHOWER, won in Massachusetts as well as the country as a whole, Kennedy showed his remarkable vote-getting appeal by defeating Lodge for the Senate seat. Here we find the ambitious Kennedy preparing for his candidacy. 1 page, 6" X 9" Typed Letter Signed is on "Congress of the United States - House of Representatives - Washington D.C." letterhead and is dated "July 7, 1952". Typed in blue and addressed to "Mr. Joseph Maher", Kennedy writes in part; "...My brother has informed me of your presence at the meeting held in behalf of my candidacy on Wednesday, July 2....I shall look forward to seeing you as the campaign progresses...". Signature a bit light, signed in blue ink, "John Kennedy". A great example with great content about Kennedy the congressman on his way up the political power ladder, he became at the age of 43, the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic ever elected to the presidency.

Item Number: 13481
Price: $2,200


First Lady. ALS signed “Jackie,” one page both sides, 6.5" x 8.5", personal letterhead, no date but postmarked February 8, 1960. Letter to Barbara Scannell, Joseph P. Kennedy’s secretary. In part: “Could you find out where the Kennedys got their bamboo knives & forks etc that they use everyday, (at the Mart). And could you order for me 6 place settings—knife, fork, spoon, soup spoon, butter knife & have them sent & billed to me here…P. S. Will you make sure the Bueb painting at Chatsworth which Mrs. K [Rose Kennedy] had sent from our house at the Cape to Palm Beach, is brought back to us when Dave drives up next spring!!! Thanks for your sweet letter about the blouse—you deserve a carload of them.” In fine condition, with a trivial fingerprint to the upper border. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, filled out in Kennedy’s hand. Franz Bueb was an artist who painted a number of portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy, as well as some landscapes of Chatsworth.

Item Number: 13792
Price: $1,450


42nd US President. Bill Clinton Typed Letter Signed, one page, 8.5 x 11", State Of Arkansas letterhead, July 12, 1989. While governor, Clinton responds to a supporter and comments on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on flag burning. In part, Clinton writes, "Thank you for your letter regarding your concern about the threat of a local man to burn our flag. I, too, was deeply alarmed with the recent United States Supreme Court decision regarding the burning of our flag…I am pleased that this manner has resolved itself, at least for the present time. We can now begin to put together an appropriate legal response to this incredible Supreme Court decision which will inspire and insure respect for our flag and what it stands for, while protecting our First Amendment rights." Signed at the bottom "Bill Clinton". Clinton was referring to the case of Texas vs. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), in which the Supreme Court held that Gregory Johnson's prior conviction for flag desecration was unconstitutional as it was expressive conduct, protected by the Constitution and the 1st Amendment. Under Clinton's Presidency, Congress tried on several occasions, but was unsuccessful in each instance, in passing legislation making flag burning a crime. Lot includes the original mailing envelope. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 11510
Price: $1,250


RONALD REAGAN, GERALD FORD, George Bush and JIMMY CARTER Signed Whit House Engraving. This is a great image of the White House, about 8" x 6", a beautiful official Bureau of Engraving and Printing engraving of the White House frontal view. Boldly signed by RONALD REAGAN, GEORGE BUSH, GERALD FORD and JIMMY CARTER who also adds an inscription. Very Impressive and great for display. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 8555
Price: $1,200


Bill Clinton, 42nd President. Typed letter signed as president, one page, 7" x 9", White House letterhead, dated October 15, 1998. Clinton writes to Reverend Stan Easty in North Carolina, one of his closest friends and spiritual advisors, who also advised him during the Monica scandal. In full: “Hillary and I want to thank you for the spiritual cards and bookmark, which Ann passed along to us. Thank you for your thoughtfulness—it means a great deal. Your prayers and friendship are deeply appreciated.” Signed, "Bill". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13033
Price: $880


Popular U.S. President. Two-Way Telegram in the wake of his assassination. 1pp. 8 1/2" x 17". Unusual and interesting wire type two-way telegram from the French Line ship while on the ocean. Details a conversation between the ship and a relative in the United States moments after President Kennedy was shot November 22 1963. Unlike wire service reports that are one way communication, this is a two way communication and conversation. The communication from the ship being "Can you give us any information about what happened to the President is it true or just some kind of not too bright joke" The telegram goes on to say "No joke But no details yet... Just after he left downtown on way to luncheon my mother called at the same moment ..... " Later on, the correspondent on land writes "Now this is what I've gleaned. The President in hospital with three gunshot wounds Governor Connally shot No idea whether fatal or not...I thought it was both Johnson and Kennedy but apparently Johnson ok No idea who did it...." A total of seven paragraphs. Ends with "Keep fingers crossed" Good condition with expected fading for a telegram, som stains and fold lines. This original document shows the confusion, amazement, disbelief of Americans throughout the world.

Item Number: 13668
Price: $880


World War II Hero and 34th U.S. President. There is a tradition that the President "give" gifts at his Birthday Party. Very scarce Eisenhower PRESIDENTIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT. This gift is a Presidential Commemorative Plate, Dated October 1953, About 10 1/2" diameter, an attractive and high quality china plate with gold rim. Front of plate has symbol of intertwined dove with "The President's First Birthday in the White House" and Eisenhower's printed signature. On the back of the plate: "This plate commemorates President Eisenhower's first birthday in the White House. The Pennsylvania Dutch symbol of the intertwined dove signifies love and peace, for which our President firmly stands." A great piece of Presidential Memorabilia. In excellent condition. You had to be invited by Eisenhower in 53 to get this gift, otherwise here is your chance.

Item Number: 13132
Price: $850


28th U.S. President. Typed Letter Signed as president, one page, 7.25" x 9", White House letterhead, February 20, 1918. Wilson went before Congress in January 1918, to enunciate American war aims-- His famous Fourteen Points speech. In it he established the basis of a peace treaty and the foundation of a League of Nations. Following this speech Wilson was criticized by some opponents. A few weeks latter Wilson writes in our letter of his "critical and difficult matters" Wilson writes as President : "I appreciate very warmly your kind letter of February eighteenth. It is very gratifying to have such assurances of your approval of my action in a critical and difficult matter." Wilson's Fourteen Points are important for several reasons. First of all, they translated many of the principles of America into foreign policy: Notions of free trade, open agreements and democracy. Second, the Fourteen Points constituted the only statement by any of the belligerents of their war aims. They thus became the basis for German surrender, and the only criteria by which to judge the peace treaty. Wilson argued that morality and ethics had to be the basis for the foreign policy of a democratic society. Many did not agree with him and his League of nation eventually failed, but the recipient of our letter did agree and endorse his vision. In very good condition, with moderate brushing to signature and letter affixed to a slightly larger sheet of paper.

Item Number: 10028
Price: $850


37th President. Typed letter signed, one page, quarto. New Jersey, April 12, 1991, on personal letterhead, to Honorable William Hyland. In full: "Dear Bill, Talk about going into the lion's den. I thought you would like to see a list of those who attended an off-the-record appearance I made at a Carnegie Endowment forum in Washington Wednesday. I guess they thought that by having me they would balance the fact that Alger Hiss was once their President! Sincerely,". During the Red Scare of the 40's and 50's, Alger Hiss was accused of secretly being a Communist while in federal service. After Hiss appeared before Congress and denied being a Communist, Nixon, a Congressman at the time, pressed the Committee to continue the investigation. Hiss was found guilty of two counts of perjury. In a curious way, the reputation of Alger Hiss was permanently linked to that of Richard Nixon. The Nixon-haters have always been eager to exonerate Hiss while Nixon's fans are usually convinced of Alger's guilt as a spy. When Nixon was doing well, for example, when he was Vice-President and when he was a popular President during his first term, Hiss's reputation suffered a decline. When Nixon did poorly as after his disastrous run for governor and especially during and after the Watergate crisis, more people thought of Hiss as an innocent victim. "File" notation in blue marker at the top right, otherwise in excellent condition. In over 2 decades it's the only Nixon letter we have ever seen mentioning Alger Hiss.

Item Number: 13079
Price: $750


1st President of the United States. Original oil painting of the famous bust shot of George Washington. Canvas size about 20" x 24". A beautiful hand painted oil painting on canvas, not a machine made reproduction. This painting is 100% hand painted, it is not a "giclee" or an "artist enhanced" work -- all just fancy terms for a machine made print. You are bidding on a genuine handmade work of art. This is not from 18th or 19 century but has good brush stroke detail, oil paint color and brightness are excellent, and in very fine condition with no damage to the canvas or paint surface.

Item Number: 13197
Price: $750


Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “For Tom Amatucci, with best wishes and personal regard from his friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In very good condition, with light scattered surface spotting, silvering to dark areas of the image, and tape to borders.

Item Number: 13791
Price: $750


Photograph, cabinet size albumen print, 4" x 6 3 /4 " laid down to larger board, of Lincoln's Springfield, IL home, dated 1889, with imprint of O.H. Oldroyd, state custodian, on verso. This is a photograph of the only house the Lincoln's ever owned. The house was built in 1839, it was only a story and a half when they purchased it in May of 1844. Between 1844 and 1861, the years the Lincolns lived there, the home underwent several additions, the last in 1856 when the second story was added. A note on the verso indicates that the original owner of this photograph visited the Lincoln homestead in May of 1889. Some spotting to image, mount toned, notations in various hands on recto and verso of mount. Provenance from Ostendorf's collection.

Item Number: 11502
Price: $750


16th President of the United States. Original oil painting of the famous image of Lincoln seated in a chair. Canvas size about 20" x 24". A beautiful hand painted oil painting on canvas, not a machine made reproduction. This painting is 100% hand painted, it is not a "giclee" or an "artist enhanced" work -- all just fancy terms for a machine made print. You are bidding on a genuine handmade work of art. This is not from 18th or 19 century but has good brush stroke detail, oil paint color and brightness are excellent, and in very fine condition with no damage to the canvas or paint surface.

Item Number: 13196
Price: $740


28th US President known for leading the United States in World War I. Large print of an engraving of Wilson on 8.5" x 12.75" sheet of onionskin paper, signed in the lower border in pencil "Woodrow Wilson" and also signed by engraver Timothy Cole. Matted to an overall size of 14" x 17.5." In fine condition.

Item Number: 14137
Price: $650


42nd President. Can of PRESIDENTIAL cigars from the Clinton era. As with some items like the Reagan's cowboy boots, this is one of those Presidential items that you actually associate with a particular President - Clinton and his famous cigars. This is a 6" high metal can, air tight to keeps the cigars fresh. On the front is, a very large full color Presidential seal, with the eagle. On the reverse is a whole lot of text about the cigars being the "finest", etc., plus a label that identifies the can as holding "4 Corona Cigars". We can think of many funny jokes about Clinton and his cigars, and maybe Ms. Lewinski may have something to do with the reason the White House stopped giving these cigar cans out during Clinton's second term. Excellent condition, the can is still sealed.

Item Number: 13159
Price: $650


42nd President. Can of PRESIDENTIAL cigars from the Clinton era. As with some items like the Reagan's cowboy boots, this is one of those Presidential items that you actually associate with a particular President - Clinton and his famous cigars. This is a 6" high metal can, air tight to keeps the cigars fresh. On the front is, a very large full color Presidential seal, with the eagle. On the reverse is a whole lot of text about the cigars being the "finest", etc., plus a label that identifies the can as holding "4 Corona Cigars". We can think of many funny jokes about Clinton and his cigars, and maybe Ms. Lewinski may have something to do with the reason the White House stopped giving these cigar cans out during Clinton's second term. Excellent condition.

Item Number: 13356
Price: $650


Thirty-sixth President of the United States and creator of the "Great Society" social welfare programs. Association inscribed signed photo 10" x 8" color, an official U.S. Army photograph showing Johnson as Vice President in a car on a tarmac, with Army vehicles visible in the background. The car bears a "Kennedy-Johnson" bumper sticker. Inscribed to General Lyman Lemnitzer, who at the time Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "To General Lyman Lemnitzer with high regard Lyndon B. Johnson". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13081
Price: $650


38th US President. Souvenir Copy of Ford's famous pardon of Nixon, 1 page, Headed: "President Gerald Ford Speech Pardoning Richard Nixon" . In part: " I deeply believe in equal justice for all Americans, whatever their station or former station. The law, whether human or divine, is no respecter of persons; but the law is a respecter of reality. ..As President, my primary concern must always be the greatest good of all the people of the United States whose servant I am. .. My conscience tells me clearly and certainly that I cannot prolong the bad dreams that continue to reopen a chapter that is closed. My conscience tells me that only I, as President, have the constitutional power to firmly shut and seal this book...Now, therefore, I, Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States, pursuant to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, have granted and by these presents do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States...September 8, 1974 " Signed in blue ink "G. R. F" With this declaration, Watergate was officially over. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 4528
Price: $550


27th U.S. President. Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, 8" x 10" , Supreme Court letterhead, March 10, 1927. Letter to a North Carolina judge. In part, "I am going to keep out of the North Carolina Judgeship matter. I am appealed to by Miss Linney on the ground that Linney is the one man of the proposed candidates who was loyal to me during the Roosevelt controversy in 1912". Signed 'Wm. H. Taft'. In excellent condition. When Republican President William Howard Taft took office in 1909 he did so with the support of his reform-minded predecessor Theodore Roosevelt. At the 1912 Chicago convention, Roosevelt contested for the Republican nomination, but conservative party leaders defiantly renominated Taft. Outraged by the conservatives' heavy-handed tactics, Roosevelt organized the Bull Moose Progressive Party, and became its candidate for president. The split between Roosevelt and Taft allowed the Democratic candidate, Woodrow Wilson, to win the presidency with only about 42 percent of the vote.

Item Number: 11164
Price: $550


Stereoview of the chair Lincoln was sitting in at the time of his assassination at the Ford Theatre. Lincoln was seated in the State Box, where he was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth. From the Ostendorf Collection, dated 1865. Titled on verso: "War Views - No. 3406 Copyright Secured - Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. - Negative by Brady & Co." On flat, yellow mount, great tone and contrast with canceled revenue stamp on verso. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 11907
Price: $550


40th President of the United States. 1 pg TLS signed "Ronnie" to his childhood friend, Mrs. Francis Welch. Dated February 9, 1965 on his personal stationary. Reagan writes: "I have been holding your letter hoping that in some way I could tie a trip out of the city while I was in Chicago. Unfortunately my sponsor got into the act and is sending me on to Washington, so I can't make any side visits. I cam going to hold your card though, in case something else comes up later on making it possible to do as you suggested. Incidentally I remember you more than slightly, and recall a very faithful swimming student. I hope it will be possible to cross paths again. Best Regards. Sincerely" and he signs "Ronnie." This letter catches Ronald Reagan at a pivotal point in his career, when he was in the transition from actor to politician. In 1964, Ronald Reagan made his national political debut in a much-lauded speech for Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, and instantly became a favorite of the Republican party. In 1965, the year this letter was written, Reagan was still actively pursuing his acting career, with a part in the television western Death Valley Days. But as this letter makes clear, his political life was growing by leaps and bounds. Death Valley Days would prove to be Reagan's last acting part, and in 1966 he became governor of California, holding the position for two terms before moving on to two terms as President of the United States. Reagan first became acquainted with the recipient of our letter when he was nine years old and moved to Dixon, Illinois. They continued an intermittent correspondence that spanned decades, and is included in part in "Reagan: A Life in Letters" edited by Skinner et. al. The recipient of this letter would also orchestrate Reagan's appearance at the Women's Republican Club of DeKalb County this same year. Original fold lines. In fine condition.

Item Number: 14155
Price: $550


Signed Photograph of President Truman being administered the Oath of Office by Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson on 20 January 1949, signed and inscribed "To Claude Harkins From: Harry S. Truman," n.p., n.d. 8"x10". The photo is an official U.S. Army photo; stamped information on the verso is headed "Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. 20 January 1949." Fine condition. Ex Claude Harkins Collection.

Item Number: 13931
Price: $550


White House leatherette portfolio. Brand new. Black leather appearance portfolio with the presidential seal embossed. These portfolios are used in The West Wing and Oval office. 9"x12" with embossed gold presidential eagle and the words "The White House" embossed. Legal pad inside. Some of these were also offered as White House gifts by both Republican and Democratic Presidents.

Item Number: 14102
Price: $470


Supreme court justice. Important Document signed. This a signed transcript relating to George W. Bush VS. Al Gore Supreme court Decision. 13 pages, Signed on page one, Headed: "Supreme Court of the United States. George W. Bush, Et Al.,Petitioner v. Albert Gore" The complete text of the court's opinion is there: " On December 8, 2000 The Supreme Court of Florida ordered that ...tabulated by hand 9000 ballots of Miami Dade County... net gains for Vice President Gore in Palm Beach County was 176 votes.. Much of the controversy seems to resolve around ballot cards.. The recounts in these 3 counties were not limited to so called undervotes but extended to all of the ballots. The recount process is inconsistent with the minimum to protect the fundamental right of each voter.. We reverse the judgment of the supreme Court of Florida ordering a recount to proceed. Seven Justices of the Court agree that there are constitutional problems with the recount ordered by Florida that demand remedy..." Great content on one of the most important Supreme Court Decisions in US History. Boldly signed on page one in ink "Clarence Thomas". Excellent condition.

Item Number: 13183
Price: $450


Supreme court justice. Important Document signed. This a signed transcript relating to George W. Bush VS. Al Gore Supreme court Decision. 13 pages, Signed on page one, Headed: "Supreme Court of the United States. George W. Bush, Et Al.,Petitioner v. Albert Gore" The complete text of the court's opinion is there: " On December 8, 2000 The Supreme Court of Florida ordered that ...tabulated by hand 9000 ballots of Miami Dade County... net gains for Vice President Gore in Palm Beach County was 176 votes.. Much of the controversy seems to resolve around ballot cards.. The recounts in these 3 counties were not limited to so called undervotes but extended to all of the ballots. The recount process is inconsistent with the minimum to protect the fundamental right of each voter.. We reverse the judgment of the supreme Court of Florida ordering a recount to proceed. Seven Justices of the Court agree that there are constitutional problems with the recount ordered by Florida that demand remedy..." Great content on one of the most important Supreme Court Decisions in US History. Boldly signed on page one in ink "Clarence Thomas". Excellent condition.

Item Number: 13182
Price: $450


18th U.S. President and premier Union General of the Civil War. U.S. Grant ferrotype token for the 1868 Presidential Election. Approximately 1 inch (25MM) round brass frame consisting of three concentric rims: inner one plain; central one a rope twist-like design; outer one plain. Edge plain also. Ferrotype in center about 12MM. Normal aging, but excellent condition. Unique.

Item Number: 11030
Price: $445


Letter dated October 29, 1985 on White House stationary with the Vice Presidential gold seal. The typed portion of the letter reads in full: "Dear Cy: Many thanks for your letter of October 25 and the tape. That was thoughtful of you to forward it and I appreciate it. Please give Audrey my best. Warm regards," In the handwritten note, then Vice President Bush writes in his hand, "I look at the end first..." Signed "George B." in black ink. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 7148
Price: $380


42nd President. Very scarce PRESIDENTIAL GIFT. This is an attractive, 7"x9" (and quite heavy) polished silver picture frame, opening is about 4"x6". At the top is an etched Presidential seal. At the bottom, is etched: "Bill Clinton" signature. These are given by the White House as gifts to serious VIP's and very large contributors. New and in excellent condition.

Item Number: 8074
Price: $350


A ceramic "Ronald Reagan" Cowboy Boot with a large presidential seal and "Ronald Reagan 1984 " printed on top . This ceramic boot is about 6" high. A great memorabilia from Reagan who loved ridding and used this western symbol throughout his campaign. Given as gift by the White house to a few VIP's and large contributors.

Item Number: 9832
Price: $285

Presidential Seal COBALT CUFFLINKS

Cufflinks Bush George W

These are rare Gold tone Presidential cufflinks. The cobalt series (.14 KT gold plated). Embossed gold tone presidential eagle seal on a dark blue colbalt background. One of the nicest presidential cufflinks given to White House guests and donors. President George W. Bush's signature is engraved on the inside. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13548
Price: $285


Stereopticon slide of Ford Theater. Full color stereoview, 6 x 3", “Old Theater Where Lincoln Was Assassinated, Washington, D.C.” This is a later view of the Ford Theater, adapted from a photograph of the time period when the slide was made. Printed descriptive remarks on reverse. Minor wear on edges, otherwise in very good condition.

Item Number: 11717
Price: $280

Lincoln CDV Image

[Abraham] [Lincoln]

Carte de Visite of Abraham Lincoln, with Patriotic scenes and scene of freed slaves. Lazier of Syracuse, New York, back imprint, 2.5 x 4 ". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 11015
Price: $280


Historic newspaper. San Diego Union, California, November 23, 1963. Banner: "PRESIDENT IS ASSASSINATED; JOHNSON SWORN INTO OFFICE". Column heading, "Sniper Shots in Dallas Kill Kennedy/ 3 Shots Rings Out in the Texas Sun." Mourning rules at top and bottom. Front page portrait of Kennedy; photo of LBJ being sworn in. In very good condition.

Item Number: 5972
Price: $275


Historical newspaper. Splendid account of Lincoln's very close nomination to the Presidency of the United States. How Lincoln was seriously behind Seward in the first ballot. Moore's Rural New Yorker, For The Week Ending Saturday, May 26, 1860, Rochester N.Y. In part: "...The resolutions were adopted, and on motion the Convention proceeded to ballot for a candidate for President of the United States. Various individuals were put in nomination, and the vote resulted as follows:... FIRST BALLOT Seward - 173 1/2 Lincoln - 102. . .Not having effected a choice, another, and the final ballot, was taken, when Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, received 2311/2 votes, or within 11/2 of the nomination. Mr. Andrews of Mass. rose and corrected Massachusetts, by changing four votes, and giving them to Lincoln, thus nominating Lincoln by 21/2 majority..." Very light foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

Item Number: 5899
Price: $275


35th president of the United States. Original press release issued by the Office of the White House Press Secretary. One page, 8.5" x 11." Dated August 31, 1961. This press release is an announcement of JFK's intention to appoint John C. Williams as United States Attorney for the Western District of South Carolina. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13454
Price: $250

White House Ashtray

White House Ash Tray

Green glass circular ashtray 5" in diameter with the great seal of the United States in relief on the bottom. This is a White House gift from the 70's to big donors. Barely noticeable, very small chip on the inside edge, hard to even see. The White House ashtray is very attractive. 1970's White house items have become scarce.

Item Number: 12628
Price: $250

White House Situation Room Cufflinks

Cufflinks White House

White House Situation Room Cufflinks. These are first time issue cufflink. These cufflinks come to you from the Situation Room, inside the White House. The Situation Room, is where the President meets with his chief advisors, and heads of the military when any domestic or International crisis takes place. The Situation Room, is probably the most secure room in all the White House. This cufflink has the magnificent Presidential Eagle in full color in the center. The dark blue rim have the words, "The White House" above the Presidential Eagle, and the words, Situation Room" below. This cufflinks measure 3/4 inch. In excellent condition and have never been worn. They come individually packaged in plastic bags and place in a white jewrely box.

Item Number: 13168
Price: $250


35th president of the United States. Original press release issued by the Office of the White House Press Secretary. One page, 8.5" x 11." Dated August 23, 1961. This press release is an announcement of JFK's intention to appoint Merle M. McCurdy as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13453
Price: $250


43rd President. Very scarce PRESIDENTIAL GIFT. This is a medium, 7"x9" (and quite heavy) polished silver picture frame, opening is about 4"x6". At the top is an etched Presidential seal. At the bottom, is etched: "Bill Clinton" signature. These are given by the White House as gifts to serious VIP's and very large contributors. Please note there are a few scratches on the chrome. Overall in good condition with the eagle seal and Clinton's signature standing out.

Item Number: 9922
Price: $250


35th president of the United States. Original press release issued by the Office of the White House Press Secretary. One page, 8.5" x 11." Dated August 31, 1961. This press release is an announcement of JFK's intention to appoint A. Roy Ashley as United States Marshal for the Western District of South Carolina. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13455
Price: $250


35th president of the United States. Original press release issued by the Office of the White House Press Secretary. One page, 8.5" x 11." Dated August 27, 1961. This press release is an announcement of JFK's intention to appoint Albert Lee Stephens as United States Judge for the Southern District of California. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13457
Price: $250


Original Civil War dated newspaper. The Republican Herald and Post, dated Providence, Saturday morning, September 27, 1862. 4 pages recto verso. Includes a front page print of a September 22 proclamation from Abraham Lincoln. The proclamation reads in part: "I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy thereof, do hereby proclaim and declare that hereafter as heretofore, the war will be prosecuted for the object of practically restoring the constitutional relations between the United States and the people thereof... Abraham Lincoln." Newspaper is in excellent condition with some minor chipping to the edges.

Item Number: 12982
Price: $250


39th President. Signed quote from the 1979 Camp David Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt. Dated March 26, 1979 on 5 1/2" x 8" stationary. The quote reads, "The Camp David Peace Treaty, President Jimmy Carter, March 26, 1979. Peace has one thing in common with its enemy, with the fiend in battles, with war: Peace is active, not passive; peace is doing, not waiting; peace is aggressive, attacking, peace plans its strategy and encircles the enemy; peace marshals its forces and storms the gates; peace gathers its weapons and pierces the defense. Peace, like war, is waged." Signed below in black ink, "J. Carter". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13200
Price: $250


Boston Seating Chart For A Dinner. Complimentary Dinner to Gen. U.S. Grant by the Middlesex Club at the Brunswick, Boston, Oct. 13, 1880." 11 x 17". The printed chart details all of the attendees and their seating positions. An interesting Grant item. Grant had returned from three triumphant years of touring abroad in December 1879 and hoped to win the 1880 Republican nomination for President. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 10497
Price: $250


Bill Clinton Billsigner Pen, for the president to sign bills into law . 23K Gold plated, the finish on the pen is entirely 23K gold plated. The clip is also gold plated while the tip of the pen is silver and the very top piece is black - makes for a nice contrast. The "Bill Clinton" facsimile signature is in black. In excellent condition, with original box.

Item Number: 10055
Price: $245


39th U.S. President. Signed Typescript. Excerpt from Carter's Nobel Peace Prize Speech,1 page, 9" x 5", dated July 30, 2005. Headed: "Jimmy Carter - Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech." In part: "Most Nobel laureates have carried out our work in peace and safety. Others have acted with great personal courage. None has provided more vivid reminders of the dangers of peacemaking that two of my friends -- Anwar Sadat and Yitzak Rabin-- who gave their lives for the cause of the peace in the Middle East". Signed in blue ink "J. Carter" and in excellent condition.

Item Number: 4506
Price: $240


44th President. President Barack Obama Cross Pen with Presidential Seal. The pen is "century" style in classic black and comes in the original cross pen box. It also comes with the complete Cross Pen Warranty. The Pen has the "Seal of the President" on the top clip as well as the stamped autograph in gold of President Barack Obama on the top. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13288
Price: $240


44th President. President Barack Obama Cross Pen with Presidential Seal. The pen is "century" style in classic black and comes in the original cross pen box. It also comes with the complete Cross Pen Warranty. The Pen has the "Seal of the President" on the top clip as well as the stamped autograph in gold of President Barack Obama on the top. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13290
Price: $240


Presidential Cufflinks with The Presidential Seal. The reverse of each is engraved with the President's signature. These are new and have never been worn. They are in pristine condition, and come in a blue presentation box with the signature of President Barack Obama printed in gold of the top.

Item Number: 13861
Price: $225


This is a very nice set of full color President Barack Obama cufflinks. They feature the Presidential Eagle emblem in full color, against a lustrous cobalt blue background, circled by 50 gold stars and trimmed with a gold band. Around the white outer border are the words: "Seal of the President of the United States". The reverse of each is engraved with the President's signature. These are new and have never been worn. They are in pristine condition, and come in a blue presentation box with the signature of President Barack Obama printed in gold of the top. This blue presentation box is ready to be wrapped as a gift.

Item Number: 13863
Price: $225


Charismatic wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt and one of the most admired women of the 20th century. 6"x8" black and white photo signed in blue ink. Matted for overall size of 9"x12". Eleanor Roosevelt did not consider herself attractive and therefore signed few photographs of herself. A few scattered wear marks.

Item Number: 13782
Price: $225

"The White House" Pocket Notebook

Pocket Notebook White House

Attractive tan leatherette notebook measuring 3" X 4" with notepad inside and card-sized pocket on inside fold. The front of the notebook bears a full color and gilt Presidential Seal. Underneath the Seal "The White House" is embossed in gold lettering. A distinguished Presidential memento. This was offered as gift to important VIP's by the White House. Impressive.

Item Number: 8870
Price: $225


Assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. Carte de visit photograph, 2.5" x 4", sepia tone. Image of a well dressed Booth. In very good condition.

Item Number: 10416
Price: $225


Camp David Presidential Retreat ZIPPO Cigar Lighter. This lighter has a beautiful CHROME finish and a large Presidential eagle seal from Camp David. Absolutely gorgeous. It comes in its original box.

Item Number: 12242
Price: $225


16th President. Original complete March 22, 1861 The Union. Couple articles on Lincoln's inauguration including 2 column news from America with much of it on Lincoln. Quotes Lincoln extensively. Texas secedes from Union. Rare news stand issue that has never been in bound volume. 9.75" x 15" 16 pages. In very good condition with minor edge wear/tear.

Item Number: 13142
Price: $220

Presidential Zippo Lighter

Lighter Presidential

Presidential LIGHTER. This is a "Slim Zippo" lighter. Chrome, with very nice etched Presidential Eagle and Seal on front. ( no President's name on it) This is a beautiful White House Gift from the 70s. The lighter has been used extensively and therefore the chrome has minute scratching throughout. Still impressive. Most the later Presidential lighters we have had have been with Camp David engraving, this one is a much scarcer variety.

Item Number: 12626
Price: $220


41st U.S. President. Card Signed as president, Typed Letter Signed, 4x5.5", dated August 16, 1992. President Bush writes a welcome card for the 1992 Republican National Convention. In the upper left corner is an image of the U.S. flag with an elephant. In full: "Welcome! Barbara and I are pleased that you could be here with us in Houston for the 1992 Republican National Convention." Signed as President in bold black ink: "George." In excellent condition.

Item Number: 5073
Price: $220


16th President. Stereoview photograph of Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace in Hodgensville, Kentucky. The stereoview shows an image of the humble log cabin where Lincoln was born. Black and White photograph on a gray mount. Albumen and mount are in excellent condition.

Item Number: 11721
Price: $200

Reagan Golf Ball

Golf ball [Reagan]

40 president of the United States. Reagan Presidential GOLF BALL. White Nike golf ball with Presidential seal and facsimile "Ronald Reagan" signature on the ball. Mint condition.

Item Number: 12417
Price: $200


The 4 front sections- of the Washington Post from those 4 landmark days following JFK's assassination- November 23, 24, 25, and December 1, 1963. Read the shocking headlines as our nation's capitol came to terms with what had happened. Washington Post , Saturday, November 23, 1963, headline reads "President Kennedy Shot Dead; Lyndon B. Johnson is Sworn In". November 25, 1963 headline reads "300,000 Join in Tribute to Kennedy As Notable Arrive for Funeral Today; Oswald is Shot to death at Dallas Jail". Remember what it was like in those first days before the implications and specters of Conspiracy began to rise. Minor wear and toning but in good condition. [4 items]

Item Number: 9884
Price: $200

Watergate Collection

Collection Watergate

Watergate collection. Collection of 4 postal envelopes with Nixon's image and the Watergate event printed on the envelope. Each envelope is prestamped and was taken to the post office and post marked on the date of the historic events. The first envelope reads, "Third Article of Impeachment against Nixon approved", postmarked Jul 30 1974. The second reads, "The Judiciary committee approves Nixon impeachment", postmarked Jul 29 1974. The third reads, "Second impeachment article voted", postmarked Jul 29, 1974. The fourth reads, "Nixon resigns", postmarked Aug 8 1974. All are in excellent condition.

Item Number: 13007
Price: $200


35th president of the United States. Original press release issued by the Office of the White House Press Secretary. One page, 8.5" x 11." Dated August 17, 1961. This press release is an announcement of JFK's intention to apportion $3.1 billion of Federal aid to the States for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13459
Price: $200


Vice President of the United States under Harry S. Truman. White linen handkerchief with the initials "A W B" embroidered in the corner in blue. Comes with notarized certificate of authenticity, stating that it comes from his estate. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 12472
Price: $200


35th president of the United States. Original press release issued by the Office of the White House Press Secretary. One page, 8.5" x 11." Dated August 28, 1961. This press release is an announcement of JFK's intention to appoint H. Moody Brickett as United States Attorney for the District of Montana. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13458
Price: $200


A group of 4 original vintage black & white press photos of President John F. Kennedy and 1 color 8" x 10" press photo. One is a stamped on verso "United Press International Photo". In one photo Kennedy is seen talking with Republican Senator Barry Goldwater. In two of the other photos, Kennedy is giving a speech to the press with members of his cabinet behind him, as well as high ranking officials from the armed forces. These photos are from September 1963, just 2 months before his assassination. All in excellent condition.

Item Number: 12823
Price: $200


The Circular, Mount Tom, May 1, 1865. A small size, 8 page newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. This issue contains an article on the shooting death of assassin John Wilkes Booth. Also some other end of the war reports including the surrender of rebel guerrilla leader John Mosby. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesting community in in upstate New York. In very good condition except for a little spine wear.

Item Number: 13104
Price: $200


Lincoln Mourning Stationary. Autograph Letter Signed, 'W. Hunter' Acting Secretary, on rare Lincoln mourning stationary for the Department of State, 1 page, dated June 9, 1865, addressed to Benj. Marks, in Boston, it reads in part: '…In reply to your communication…making inquiries relative to the death of your brother W.V. Marks. I enclose, herewith, an extract from dispatch no. 52 received at this Department from the U.S. Consul at Mauritins containing the particulars of that sad event…' In very good condition.

Item Number: 11017
Price: $185


A group of 8 different black & white press photos of President John F. Kennedy. One photo is stamped on verso "White House 6 Sep. 1963 Abbie Rowe". One particular photo shows Kennedy pinning a medal on the uniform of four star General. Other photos show Kennedy standing side by side with the general and members of Kennedy's cabinet in the background. Barry Goldwater is also seen standing in the background of some of the pictures. These photos are from September 1963, just 2 months before Kennedy's assassination. All in excellent condition.

Item Number: 12781
Price: $180


First Lady Wife of the 20th US President. Signed Free Franc Envelope, 4" x 5" , Addressed to Frances E. Willard. Signed "Lucretia R. Garfield". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 8347
Price: $180


U.S. Vice President, and Democratic Candidate in 2000 Presidential Election. First Day Cover "Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Completion of Atlantic Cable". New York stamp dated August 15, 1958. Boldly signed in black: "Al Gore". Excellent condition.

Item Number: 7670
Price: $175


2004 Presidential candidate. Signed Book, "A Call to Service", hardback w/dj, 201 pages. Signed on a bookplate in black ink "John Kerry". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 11171
Price: $150


16th President. Stereoview photograph of a faunal arrangement in which a cross with a small Lincoln image surrounded by Skeleton Leaves. 3 1/2" x 7", from a "Kilburn Brothers" . In excellent condition.

Item Number: 9726
Price: $150


16th president of the United States who held the country together during civil war and abolished slavery. Newspaper "The Independent", New York, May 4, 1865. 1 page 18" x 25". Front Page, Including a poem entitled "President Lincoln Dead" and a central headline "The Last Word and Deed of Abraham Lincoln. Some spotting, some tearing around edges and at the creases, not affecting the text, and a small amount of paper loss from the top right hand corner of the banner.

Item Number: 12717
Price: $150


Probably one of the most memorable and touching images of the 20th century is John F. Kennedy Jr.'s farewell salute at his father's funeral. Vintage "San Francisco Examiner" newspaper dated Tuesday, November 26, 1963 with a full page cover photo of a three year old John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's casket. A huge headline reads: "A Last Salute to The President". Below this very large and sad image of John John is the caption: "A little soldier, John F. Kennedy Jr., salutes his father's casket. The funeral was held on the boy's third birthday". In very good condition.

Item Number: 7681
Price: $140


PRESIDENTIAL Bill signer BALL-POINT Pen. This is the higher end Nixon Parker Bill signer Pen. Chrome top, dark blue barrel, printed "White House" and facsimile "Richard Nixon" signature. This pen was used by Nixon to sign a bill into law. Mint condition.

Item Number: 7545
Price: $125


Reagan's Secretary of State (1982-89)George Shultz . Signed Transcript. Titled Ronald Reagan by George p. Shultz. In part " ...The American people liked Ronald Reagan and reelected him in one of the biggest landslides in history because he trusted them and he conveyed to them that they need not be bound, tied down by class, or race, or childhood misfortune, or poverty, or bureaucracy--they, the people--could make something of themselves; indeed, they could remake themselves, endlessly.." . Signed in black ink " George P. Shultz".

Item Number: 8368
Price: $125


Very nice Cufflinks with a picture of the U.S. Capitol Building and 50 stars. Written along the white outer circle of the Seal in small type: "Inaugration of President and Vice President." There are two red flags, one says Clinton and the other says Gore. The year 1993 on the bottom. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 14267
Price: $125


Historic newspaper. New York Times and Commercial Intelligence, June 8, 1839 issue, New York, NY. The front page contains an article on Martin Van Buren and his party. In part: "...The broken promises of the Van Buren party as to the conflict of federal patronage with the 'freedom of elections,' and also as to the limitation of Executive Patronage have been considered in previous numbers. I now propose to consider, in a summary manner, their breach of faith, in failing to perform their promise of a 'Better Currency.'..." Page two has a story on ballot support for Henry Clay for President. Very minor wear. Overall in excellent condition.

Item Number: 5679
Price: $125


PRESIDENTIAL Bill signer BALL-POINT Pen. This is the higher end Nixon Parker Bill signer Pen. Chrome top, dark blue barrel, printed "White House" and facsimile "Richard Nixon" signature. This pen was used by Nixon to sign a bill into law. Comes in presentation box with Nixon's facsimile signature in gold on the box. The pen writes very nicely. Mint condition.

Item Number: 7546
Price: $125

Champagne Bottle from White House Dinner

Champagne Bottle White House

White House Champagne Bottle, 8" high green champagne bottle with a nice large etched white Presidential seal on one side, manufacturer's name (Great Western champagne) on the other side. Given at a White House dinner, in excellent condition.

Item Number: 9914
Price: $125


White House Presidential Seal Gift Box Golf Set . Contains a divot and ball marker with diecast Presidential Seals, and three golf tees. President gifts this box set to visiting dignitaries and friends. Unused, mint condition.

Item Number: 14266
Price: $125


U.S. First Lady. Typed Letter Signed, 1p, small quarto, on "The White House" stationery, April 6, 1989, to Betty Beale. In part: "...How much I appreciated your thoughtful message and kind words of support and friendship. George and I are both grateful..." Signed "Barbara."

Item Number: 2836
Price: $100


39th U.S. President. Signed card, 5" x 8". Carter negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II accord with Russia. Signed boldly "J Carter" in black ink.

Item Number: 12017
Price: $100


Official US Senate Ticket to Richard Nixon's 1973 Inauguration. 2" x 4" yellow card. The card reads, "January Twentieth 1973 Inauguration Ceremonies admit bearer to Preferred Standing Room Area Only Capitol Ground, Preferred Standing Room SENATE." Includes the printed signatures of Howard W. Cannon and Marlan W. Cook, Co-Chairmen, Committee on Arrangements. The back of the card reads, "This ticket to be presented only at Constitution and Delaware Avenues, F-938." Card is in excellent condition.

Item Number: 12991
Price: $100

Watergate

Nixon envelope Watergate

Watergate collection. A prestamped envelope with Nixon's image and the Watergate event printed on the envelope. The envelope was taken to the post office and post marked on the date of Nixon's resignation as President. The envelope reads, "Richard Nixon Resigns as 37th President of the United States" and is postmarked Washington D.C., Aug 9, 1974 AM. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13008
Price: $100

"Assassin's Bullet Kills Kennedy"

[John F.] [Kennedy]

Complete newspaper. The Augusta Chronicle, Nov. 23, 1963 with the headlines including "Assassin's Bullet Kills Kennedy; Lyndon Johnson assumes office", "Dallas police seize suspect". 20 pages, minor toning but in very good condition.

Item Number: 9971
Price: $100


2004 Presidential Candidate. Signed Magazine, Newsweek, February 23, 2004, 68 pages. Signed on the cover featuring Kerry and George W. Bush headline "Their Wars -What the Vietnam years really tell us About Bush and Kerry" Signed in black ink "John Kerry". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 11210
Price: $100


Very nice gold and navy tie bar with an engraving of the U.S. Capitol Building and 50 stars. Engraved along the navy blue outer circle of the Seal in small type: "Inaugration of President and Vice President." The year 1997 is written on the bottom. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 14268
Price: $100


White House Presidential Seal Golf Ball. Blue Presidential seal on a white golf ball with the Wilson brand on the back. US Presidents use these golf balls with the Presidential seal on the golf course and sometimes give them out to golfing guests as souveniers. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13181
Price: $100


Original Stereo view Photograph, of The Great East Room of the White House with ornate chandeliers, carpets, chairs, painting, etc. Photo is circa pre-1870's. Image is very detailed, nice contrast. In very good condition.

Item Number: 5979
Price: $95


Original Stereo view Photograph. "The Great East Room in the President's House", with ornate chandeliers, carpets, chairs, mirrors, etc. This series of White House Interiors was published by Jarvis in 1873. Image is sepia toned, very detailed, nice contrast. In very good condition.

Item Number: 5977
Price: $95


George W. Bush 2001 champagne glasses. 8" tall flute shape glass with a Gold oval Seal that has the Capitol dome and "Inauguration of President And Vice President 2001- Bush - Cheney". Attractive.

Item Number: 8126
Price: $95

Air Force One Presidential Playings Cards

Playing Cards Air Force One

President Air Force One Playing Cards with Presidential Seal. These playing cards have the "Seal of the President" on the top as well as the words "Welcome Aboard Air Force One". The cards are gold and blue. In excellent condition. We are told these were given on Airforce One and in the White House to guests.

Item Number: 14115
Price: $95


2 Stereoview Printed photos of the inside of the White House at the turn of the century, one of “The Red Room” and the other of “The Newly Decorated Blue Room” published by The World Wide View Co. circa early 1900’s. The Red Room is in good condition having only slight wear to edges. The Blue Room Stereoview has a little more wear and two creases. Each measure approx. 6 7/8” x 3 3/8”. 2 items

Item Number: 9767
Price: $95

Ronald Reagan Summit Pass

Summit [Reagan]

REAGAN SUMMIT PASS. About 2 1/2" x 5" ticket for "1983 Summit of Industrialized Nations" with picture of Williamsburg capitol building in the center. "Summit" across top. Mint.

Item Number: 6285
Price: $95


44th President. President Barack Obama Playing Cards with Presidential Seal. These playing cards have the "Seal of the President" on the top as well as the stamped autograph Barack Obama in gold below the seal. The cards are gold and black. In excellent condition. We are told these were given on Airforce One and in the White House to guests.

Item Number: 13530
Price: $90

1998 White House Christmas Card

Christmas Card [Clinton]

42nd US President. 1998 Clinton White House Christmas Card. 7" x 6", color. Depicts the State Dining Room, decorated for the Holidays, with Lincoln's portrait on the wall. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 8796
Price: $85


American Scenery stereoview card. President's House, Washington, The White House. Circa 1900, Sepia toned, 3" x 7". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 9843
Price: $85


White House stereoview, sepia toned, 3 x 7", The Perfect Stereograph, Teddy Roosevelt "State Dinner to Prince Henry East Room of the White House (fancily decorated view of East Room for a 1902 Teddy Roosevelt White House Dinner). In excellent condition.

Item Number: 9936
Price: $85

1994 White House Christmas Card

Christmas Card [Clinton]

42nd US President. 1994 Clinton White House Christmas Card. 7" x 5", color. Depicts the Red Room executed in a naive folk art style. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 8793
Price: $85


Attractive White House Christmas Card for 1988 depicts the North entry hall at Christmas. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 8800
Price: $85

1980 White House Christmas Card

Christmas Card Carter

39th US President. 1980 Carter White House Christmas Card. 7" x 5", color. Depicts The President's House from a mid 19th Century painting. In excellent condition. Unsigned.

Item Number: 8790
Price: $85


39th US President. 1977 Carter White House Christmas Card. 8 x 5". Front nice with sepia drawing of the White House inside a "peanut" shaped border. In excellent condition. Unsigned.

Item Number: 8789
Price: $85


38th U.S. President. Signed Photo, Color , 8x10". The photo captures Ford with the American Flag. Signed in blue ink "Gerald Ford". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 11308
Price: $80


16th President of the United States. 5.5" by 8.5". Advertisement on paper with a profile portrait of Lincoln. Reads in part: "I beg leave to announce the recent discovery of an interesting item for collectors of Lincolnia. It is a six by eight inch oval photograph of the Lincoln homestead, doubtless taken in 1860, and with Lincoln himself standing on the walk in front of the house, leaning against the fence. " It continues, "Many pictures were made of Mr. Lincoln during the campaign and afterwards, but very few combine these two features - the man and his home." One small tear on bottom blank margin and two darker markings on the top and bottom. Overall in very good condition.

Item Number: 14376
Price: $75


40th President. Gold-toned ball-point pen with black etched "Ronald Reagan" signature facsimile. Attractive White House memorabilia from an important Presidency. Original packing. Mint condition.

Item Number: 7040
Price: $75


White House. The new Presidential Seal M&M'S. Used on Air Force One and The White House. Bears the facsimile signature of "George W. Bush" below a full color Presidential seal on one side and the red M&M holding a US Flag on the other. In excellent condition. Never opened.

Item Number: 8892
Price: $75

Air Force One Matches

Air Force One

A pack of matches from The Presidential Aircraft "Air Force One". The pack is imprinted with raised gold lettering "Aboard The Presidential Aircraft" with a large Presidential gold seal and on the side "Air Force One". No matches removed. In excellent condition. Also included is Air Force One Letterhead, 4 1/2 x 7 1/2, imprinted at the top with gold raised lettering: "Aboard Air Force One" with a gold presidential seal. Folded in half, and a fold in the upper left corner. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 6080
Price: $75


Popular U.S. president who led the country through the Civil War. Measuring 2" x 2 1/2", this ambrotype was copied from the 1858 Roderick Cole portrait and was used throughout Lincoln's 1860 campaign. Lincoln was successful in laying the groundwork for his candidacy, since by the spring of 1860, many politicians were indebted to Lincoln for his support. Furthermore, because he was out of office and new to national prominence, he had offended no one in particular within the party. Most importantly, Lincoln had established a solid group of campaign managers and supporters who came to the Republican convention prepared to deal, maneuver, and line up votes for Lincoln. This image became iconic during his run. Some flaking or imperfections in the background, as shown, not affecting portrait which is unusually resonant and bold. Housed in an embossed leather case, detached at the hinge. Otherwise good condition.

Item Number: 15026
Price: