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Lot 250: 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
  • 19 Items incl Richard Nixon TLS + Signed photo.
   
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Description: [Nixon, Richard/Patricia/Julie] 18 Items. Provenance: Rex Scouten collection of White House Americana. Scouten served 10 Presidents from Truman to Clinton, including time as a Secret Service agent, Chief Usher of the White House, and White House Curator.. ++ TLS signed “RN,” with Richard Nixon’s handwritten salutation to “Dear Rex.” 3 sentences of typed text: “As I read the letter which you sent to Mrs. Nixon, it was hard to realize that the ‘young’ Secret Service agent who joined us after the 1952 election had reached retirement age…” Jan. 17, 1986, personal letterhead. 4to. Orig envelope. Near fine. ++ Photograph signed by Richard Nixon and inscribed by First Lady Patricia Nixon (First Lady). Inscribed “To Rex Scouten/ with admiration, deep gratitude, and all best wishes from our family, Pat Nixon.” Signed “Richard Nixon” to lower right of the inscription (which is on the photo’s mount). Color. Image 9 3/8 x 7 ½ in. Mount about 13 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. Damptstain to signatures, resulting in minor running of ink. Under glass. Not examined out of frame. ++ ANS: “To Dorothy and Rex/ with gratitude and affection as always, Pat Nixon.” Orig envelope addressed in Patricia Nixon’s hand: “Mrs. & Mrs. Rex Scouten/ Curator’s Office/ The White House/ Washington, D. C.” ++ Julie Nixon Eisenhower ALS. “March 7, 1994/ Dear Rex,/ as always, it was good to hear from you. David and I appreciate your invitation to take part in the Smithsonian Institution Campus on the Mall program. As much as we would like to accept- and we do admire the educational programs of the Smithsonian- we unfortunately are very pressed work-wise now. We are past deadline on our 1968 book and Random House has just sent us a ‘hurry up’ letter, and time is of the essence./ I hope you understand, Rex, why we have to curtail our schedule this year and concentrate on our writing. Perhaps we could participate in the future./ With warm regards, sincerely,/ Julie.” Near fine in orig envelope. ++ 4 other ALSs by Julie Nixon Eisenhower. July 26, 1988; August 8, 1988; February 16, 1989; and November 2, 1989. Brief text of each is signed “Julie.” All 4 are on a letter card (2 with blue border bearing the words “Julie Eisenhower,” 1 on a card with “JEN” initials in red on verso, 1 cream colored Eisenhower Farm card). Near fine, 1 stapled to orig envelope, 3 without envelope. ++ 1973 Inauguration license plate. ++ 1973 White House Christmas card. 5 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. Seeley p129. ++ “The President and Mrs. Richard Nixon” letter opener. 9 1/8 in. Red case has Presidential seal on front and blue velvet interior. Placed in is a Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace 1990-2000 lapel pin. ++ 2 White House press photos. Color. (“27 JA 70” rubber stamp on versos). ++ 2 leaves from a typewritten draft of a speech with hand corrections. ++ Card with printed Richard Nixon signature. ++ 4 Vice Presidential Richard Nixon cards (autopens). ++ Invitation to the memorial service for Richard Nixon in Yorba Linda, CA. Apr. 27, 1994. ++ Invitation to a different memorial service of Patricia Ryan Nixon, June 26, 1993. Small stains to front panel. ++ Invitation: President Nixon’s Tribute to Pat Given to Family Members and Friends after Her Services at the Nixon Library Saturday June 26, 1993. ++ 4 Richard Nixon pens. ++ 4 campaign buttons (“Nixon-Agnew,” “Get to know a Nixonette,” “Nixon Now,” and “President Nixon. Now more than ever.”)

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