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33 Years at The White House - Lifetime Collection at Auction

by Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery, Inc.


122 lots with images

October 12, 2012

Live Auction

5180 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Atlanta, GA, 30341 USA

Phone: 00 1 770 457 1903

Fax: 00 1 770 457 7250

Email: auction@greatgatsbys.com

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Autographed photo - President Reagan, VP Bush

Lot 1: Autographed photo - President Reagan, VP Bush

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Description: Official Reagan White House photograph of President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President George Bush with original autographs, overall size including frame 11.5"h x 9"w.

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(7) Eisenhower White House photographs

Lot 2: (7) Eisenhower White House photographs

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Description: Grouping of 7 Eisenhower White House photographs, and 2 small photo print books. Included are: (1) 8 x 10 photograph of President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, dated June 29, 1954; (1) 8 X 10 photograph of President Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and their 3 grandchildren; (5) 8 x 10 photographs and (2) small photo print books (3.5 x 3.5 - 14 photos and 3.5 x 4.5 - 20 photos) of President and Mrs. Eisenhower and guests at their home and farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1955 celebrating the completion of the farm and the Eisenhower's wedding anniversary. The Eisenhower Gettysburg farm is now a National Historic Site.

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President and Mrs. Ford notes & cards, signed

Lot 3: President and Mrs. Ford notes & cards, signed

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Description: Grouping of Ford White House mementos, includes (3) original White House Christmas cards, each imprinted "The President and Mrs. Ford"; (1) Ford family Christmas card imprinted "Betty and Jerry Ford and Family"; (1) thank you note on White House stationery, signed Jerry Ford; (1) White House gift card signed Betty Ford; (1) White House note card inscribed "Best wishes for a Happy Birthday and a year of good luck, good health and happiness, November 20, 1976", signed Betty Ford and Gerald R. Ford; (1) White House note card inscribed "Today is your special day and we are thinking of you, May you have a Happy Birthday, November 20, 1975", signed Betty Ford and Gerald R. Ford.

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(2) Truman White House cigarette lighters

Lot 4: (2) Truman White House cigarette lighters

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Description: Two official Truman White House cigarette lighters: (1) desk top lighter 4.25"h with an insert imprinted with the White House façade and Harry S. Truman; (1) pocket lighter 2.75"h with an insert imprinted with the White House façade, Harry S. Truman, Washington D.C.

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Pres. Carter campaign & inauguration mementos

Lot 5: Pres. Carter campaign & inauguration mementos

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Description: President Jimmy Carter campaign and inauguration mementos: original copy of the January 20, 1977 edition of The Washington Star covering Jimmy Carter's presidential inauguration, one unused bumper sticker that reads "We Got Smarter, Made it Carter", and a pack of golf tees imprinted "Jimmy Carter "Fore" President".

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Presidential cigarettes & Camp David matches

Lot 6: Presidential cigarettes & Camp David matches

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Description: Pack of cigarettes in its original sealed cellophane wrapper, the box imprinted with the Presidential seal, along with an unused pack of matches, the front cover imprinted with the Presidential seal, the back cover with the entrance marker to Camp David and the spine with "Camp David".

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President Eisenhower Inauguration invitation

Lot 7: President Eisenhower Inauguration invitation

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Description: Official Eisenhower White House Inauguration invitation, dated January 21, 1957, 12.5"h x 9.25"w.

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Original copy of the Washington Post

Lot 8: Original copy of the Washington Post

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Description: Original copy of the August 9, 1974 issue of The Washington Post covering President Nixon's resignation.

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Nixon White House golf balls and golf tees

Lot 9: Nixon White House golf balls and golf tees

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Description: Nixon White House golf balls and tees, the two golf balls in their original boxes, each ball imprinted with a full color Presidential seal and Richard Nixon's signature, the boxes marked "Compliments of Richard M. Nixon", the five blue golf tees imprinted with "Richard Nixon", the one white golf tee imprinted with "Dick Nixon".

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Eisenhower White House photos, 1 signed

Lot 10: Eisenhower White House photos, 1 signed

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Description: Grouping of 3 framed Eisenhower White House photographs: (1) President Dwight Eisenhower, overall size including frame 11"h x 9"w; (1) President Eisenhower with the handwritten inscription "With Best Wishes" signed Dwight D. Eisenhower, overall size including frame 11"h x 9"w; (1) General Eisenhower and Harry Truman, overall size including frame 8"h x 10"w.

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Reagan White House Inauguration memorabilia

Lot 11: Reagan White House Inauguration memorabilia

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Description: Reagan White House Inauguration memorabilia: (1) booklet entitled "Inaugural Address, President Ronald W. Reagan", (4) 8 x 10 Inauguration photographs; (1) the official program for the First Inaugural Anniversary Dinner Dance, January 20, 1982.

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(10) Matchbooks - The President's House

Lot 12: (10) Matchbooks - The President's House

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Description: 10 unused matchbooks, each imprinted "The President's House".

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(3) Ford White House Presidential pens

Lot 13: (3) Ford White House Presidential pens

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Description: Three Ford White House gift pens, (1) Parker ballpoint pen imprinted with "The White House" and Gerald Ford's signature, in its original presentation box foil stamped with the Presidential seal and imprinted with Gerald Ford's signature; (1) pen silkscreened with Gerald Ford's signature; (1) pen silkscreened with Betty Ford's signature.

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First Lady Mamie Eisenhower signed note

Lot 14: First Lady Mamie Eisenhower signed note

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Description: Framed personalized thank you note and two photographs from the Eisenhower White House, the note typed on official White House stationery and signed Mamie Doud Eisenhower, overall size including frame 12.5"h x 19"w.

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Nancy Reagan mementos w/ signed photo

Lot 15: Nancy Reagan mementos w/ signed photo

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Description: Two Reagan White House mementos; (1) set of 4 of First Lady Nancy Reagan's favorite home town recipes printed on White House note cards; (1) 8 x 10 official photograph of the First Lady autographed Nancy Reagan.

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Pair of Presidential cufflinks

Lot 16: Pair of Presidential cufflinks

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Description: Pair of White House cufflinks each with the raised Presidential seal.

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President and Mrs. Kennedy signed photo

Lot 17: President and Mrs. Kennedy signed photo

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Description: Official Kennedy White House photograph of President and Mrs. Kennedy with President Kennedy's handwritten inscription, "For Bonner Arrington, with best wishes", signed John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, 8 x 10.

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President and Mrs. Ford photos, signed

Lot 18: President and Mrs. Ford photos, signed

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Description: Two framed and autographed photographs from the Ford White House: (1) of President and Mrs. Ford with the handwritten inscription "To Bonner Arrington, with best wishes" signed Jerry Ford and Betty Ford, overall size including frame 11.5"h x 11.25"w; (1) of President Gerald Ford and the inscription "To Deanie and Bonner Arrington, With Best Wishes", signed Gerald R. Ford, overall size including frame 15"h x 12"w.

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President Truman's Inauguration invitation

Lot 19: President Truman's Inauguration invitation

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Description: Official Truman White House Inauguration invitation and Inauguration Ceremonies Program, dated January 20, 1949.

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(7) Reagan White House presidential cigars

Lot 20: (7) Reagan White House presidential cigars

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Description: 7 Reagan White House presidential cigars, Ornelas brand made in Mexico, each in its original cellophane wrapper, the cigars imprinted "Specially selected for President Ronald Reagan".

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(5) Kennedy White House mementos

Lot 21: (5) Kennedy White House mementos

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Description: Grouping of 5 Kennedy White House mementos: (2) framed photographs of the official White House portraits of President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, both stamped on the reverse "Official Photograph, the White House, Washington", overall size including frames 10.25"h x 7.25"w; (3) oversized Kennedy White House Christmas cards, each imprinted with the signatures of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, 14"h x 17"w each, these oversized cards were given only to staff members and close friends of the First Family.

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Two Presidential photographs

Lot 22: Two Presidential photographs

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Description: Two Presidential photographs: (1) 11 x 14 photograph of President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President George Bush taken in the Oval Office to commemorate the first cabinet meeting of the Reagan Administration on February 4, 1981; (1) 8 x 10 commemorative photograph taken at the opening of the Nixon Presidential Library with (L-R) President Reagan, President Nixon, President Bush, and President Ford.

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Air Force One glass dish

Lot 23: Air Force One glass dish

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Description: Ford White House Air Force One glass dish decorated with the Presidential seal, the inscription "Aboard Air Force One" and Gerald Ford's signature, in its original presentation box, dish 8.5"l x 6.25"w.

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Mrs. Eisenhower's portrait by Louise D. Wolfe

Lot 24: Mrs. Eisenhower's portrait by Louise D. Wolfe

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Description: Original framed and matted photographic portrait of Mamie Eisenhower, taken by noted portrait and fashion photographer Louise Dahl Wolfe (American 1895 - 1989), signed in pencil by the photographer, overall size including frame 20"h x 17"w.

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President and Mrs. Carter photos, signed

Lot 25: President and Mrs. Carter photos, signed

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Description: Grouping of 4 Carter White House mementos: (1) framed photograph with the handwritten inscription "Best Wishes to Bonner Arrington", signed Jimmy Carter, overall size including frame 9"h x 11"w; (1) thank you issued on official White House stationery and signed Jimmy Carter "Thanks!"; (1) 8 x 10 photograph of President and Mrs. Carter with the handwritten inscription "With Appreciation to Bonner Arrington", signed Jimmy Carter; (1) 8 x 10 photograph of President Jimmy Carter with the handwritten inscription "With Best Wishes to Alphadine Arrington", signed Jimmy Carter.

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Tricia Nixon's White House wedding mementos

Lot 26: Tricia Nixon's White House wedding mementos

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Description: Grouping of memorabilia surrounding the White House wedding of Tricia Nixon to Edward Cox on June 12, 1971. Includes 1 pocket folder embossed "The Wedding of Miss Patricia Nixon and Mr. Edward Finch Cox, The White House, June 12, 1971" with copies of official White House press releases covering the engagement announcement, the wedding plans, bridal showers, receptions and the wedding day itinerary among others; 3 individual pieces of wedding cake each in its original wrapper and embossed presentation box, 7 color photos each stamped on the reverse side "Official Photograph, The White House, Washington" ranging in size from 5 x 7 to 19 x 23; 2 wedding program booklets; 1 wedding invitation; 2 photo cards; 1 enclosure card signed Tricia Nixon; and 1 personalized thank you note signed Tricia Nixon.

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First Lady Mamie Eisenhower handwritten note

Lot 27: First Lady Mamie Eisenhower handwritten note

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Description: Grouping of 3 post-Presidential Eisenhower mementos: (1) 1962 Christmas card mailed from the Eisenhower's Gettysburg farm, imprinted "General and Mrs. Eisenhower", the post mark on the envelope shows the printed signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower as the "postage stamp"; (1) 1974 thank you note signed Mamie Doud Eisenhower, the post mark on the envelope shows the printed signature of Mamie Doud Eisenhower as the "postage stamp" ; (1) 1978 thank you note completely handwritten and signed Mamie Doud Eisenhower.

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Ford White House Presidential tie clip

Lot 28: Ford White House Presidential tie clip

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Description: Ford White House tie clip with an enameled Presidential seal and Gerald Ford's engraved signature, in its original presentation box imprinted with Gerald Ford's signature.

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(16) Carter Presidential Christmas cards

Lot 29: (16) Carter Presidential Christmas cards

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Description: Grouping of 16 official Carter White House Christmas cards: 7 oversized cards (12"h x 14"w and 10"h x 16"w) - 2 are copies of vintage White House engravings, and 2 are copies of paintings in the permanent White House collection. Each card is imprinted "Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter". These oversized cards were given to White House staff members and close friends of the First Family. Also included are 5 small cards, each imprinted "Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter", and 4 small cards imprinted "Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale".

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Presidential key ring

Lot 30: Presidential key ring

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Description: Bronze White House key ring with a raised Presidential seal.

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(7) Reagan White House photographs

Lot 31: (7) Reagan White House photographs

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Description: Grouping of 7 Reagan White House photographs: (6) 8 x 10 photographs of President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan; (1) 11 x 14 photograph presented as a get well card to President Reagan while he was recuperating from the failed attempt on his life on March 30, 1981. The banner also mentions 3 individuals who valiantly took bullets while protecting the President from the would be assassin: Jim (White House Press Secretary James Brady), Tim (Secret Service Agent Timothy McCarthy) and Tom (D.C. Police Office Thomas Delahanty).

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Nixon White House tie clip

Lot 32: Nixon White House tie clip

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Description: Nixon White House tie clip features an enameled Presidential seal and Richard Nixon's engraved signature, in its original presentation box printed with Richard Nixon's signature, accompanied by a Presidential gift card that has been auto-signed with the inscription "With best wishes Richard Nixon".

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Carter White House Presidential gift

Lot 33: Carter White House Presidential gift

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Description: Carter White House Presidential gift, a partial carton of Korean cigarettes with 4 unopened packs of cigarettes, each pack imprinted "Welcome to the Republic of Korea, the President of the United States of America and Mrs. Jimmy Carter", the original carton similarly imprinted in Korean and English.

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President and Mrs. Nixon signed notes

Lot 34: President and Mrs. Nixon signed notes

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Description: Group of three personalized notes with original signatures of President Richard Nixon or First Lady Pat (Patricia) Nixon, plus one enclosure card imprinted "The President and Mrs. Nixon".

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Eisenhower / Nixon Presidential campaign

Lot 35: Eisenhower / Nixon Presidential campaign

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Description: Grouping of 5 Eisenhower/Nixon Presidential campaign items: (1) small vinyl flag silkscreened with "Second Inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, January 1957", flag 4"h x 5.5"w; (1) campaign button with Mamie Eisenhower's photo; (1) campaign button with the slogan "We Want Mamie"; (1) lapel pin "Ike and Dick"; (1) lapel pin "Ike".

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(2) Johnson White House cigarette lighters

Lot 36: (2) Johnson White House cigarette lighters

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Description: Two Johnson White House cigarette lighters: (1) Zippo lighter engraved with the Presidential seal and Lyndon B. Johnson's signature, in its original presentation box; (1) lighter engraved with the Presidential seal and Lyndon B. Johnson's signature.

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Presidential Oval Office replica desk

Lot 37: Presidential Oval Office replica desk

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Description: "The Resolute Desk" - handcrafted and hand carved solid mahogany replica of the Presidential desk that resides in the Oval Office, made to the exact specifications of the original, crafted by the same Old World artisans who crafted this desk for the Reagan, Carter and George H. Bush Presidential Libraries, 32"h x 74"l x 49"w, with inset gold tooled leather top.

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President Reagan photo & note, signed

Lot 38: President Reagan photo & note, signed

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Description: Two Reagan White House mementos: (1) framed photograph of President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan with the handwritten inscription "To Bonner Arrington with our gratitude and best wishes", signed Nancy and Ronald Reagan, overall size including frame 10.5"h x 8.5"w; (1) personalized note typed on official White House stationery and signed Ronald Reagan.

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Carter White House lapel pin and tie clip

Lot 39: Carter White House lapel pin and tie clip

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Description: Carter White House lapel pin with the raised Presidential seal, engraved on the reverse side with Jimmy Carter's signature, and a tie clip with the raised Vice-Presidential seal, engraved with Walter Mondale's signature.

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(5) Kennedy White House photos

Lot 40: (5) Kennedy White House photos

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Description: Grouping of 5 Kennedy White House photographs of the President, the First Lady and the First Family; (1) 5 x 7; (4) 8 x 10.

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President Johnson coffee table book, signed

Lot 41: President Johnson coffee table book, signed

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Description: Coffee table book titled "LBJ - The White House Years", signed by author Harry Middleton and Lady Bird Johson.

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(14) Reagan White House program booklets

Lot 42: (14) Reagan White House program booklets

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Description: Grouping of 14 official Reagan White House programs welcoming various heads of state to the White House during 1981 and 1982, each 8.75"h x 5.75"w.

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President and Mrs. Eisenhower photos, signed

Lot 43: President and Mrs. Eisenhower photos, signed

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Description: Two Eisenhower White House photographs (1) 8 x 10.5 of President Dwight Eisenhower with the handwritten inscription "For Bonner Arrington - with appreciation of his long service at the White House - and with best wishes", signed Dwight D. Eisenhower; (1) 8 x 10 of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, signed Mamie Doud Eisenhower.

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(4) President Johnson campaign mementos

Lot 44: (4) President Johnson campaign mementos

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Description: Grouping of 4 official Johnson White House campaign items: (1) pair of silver tone cufflinks with the slogan "LBJ for the USA"; (2) tie clips, one silver tone and one gold tone, each with the slogan "LBJ for the USA"; (1) lapel pin with the slogan "LBJ for the USA".

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(3) Truman White House photographs

Lot 45: (3) Truman White House photographs

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Description: Grouping of 3 official Truman White House photographs: (1) color photograph of President Truman in the Oval Office, mounted on matte board, overall size 16"h x 13.5"w; (1) 14"h x 11"w photograph of President Truman; (1) 14"h x 11"w engraving of President Truman.

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Nixon White House Presidential photo album

Lot 46: Nixon White House Presidential photo album

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Description: Nixon White House photo album embossed with the Presidential seal containing 39 official photographs, most 8 x 13 or 10 x 13 in size, chronicling events during the Nixon Administration, album 15"h x 12"w.

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Kennedy White House boxed gift soap

Lot 47: Kennedy White House boxed gift soap

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Description: Gift box of Kennedy White House Presidential hand soap, 3 unused bars in their original shrink wrap, each with a molded design of the Presidential seal on one side and the White House on the reverse, in their original gold foil presentation box, the lid foil stamped with the White House, "Presidential", and the Presidential seal. Box 1.25"h x 7.75"l x 2.25"w; bar soap 1.75" x 2.75".

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(3) Truman White House mementos

Lot 48: (3) Truman White House mementos

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Description: Grouping of 3 Truman White House mementos: (1) booklet entitled "The White House", issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior and dated 1953, describes the history of the White House, and includes photos from the 1800's as well as photos taken during the renovation, restoration and redecoration of the White House in the 1950's, 167 total pages; (2) framed photos of the repairs and landscape work performed in and around the White House during the Truman Administration, overall size including frames 7.5"h x 9.5"w.

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(3) Johnson White House mementos

Lot 49: (3) Johnson White House mementos

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Description: Grouping of 3 Johnson White House mementos: (1) glass dish silkscreened with the Johnson Texas ranch home, its location on the Texas map, and the signatures of Lady Bird Johnson and Lyndon B. Johnson, in its original presentation box, 5" square; (2) "LBJ" gold tone tie tacks.

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Coverage of Pres. Kennedy's assassination

Lot 50: Coverage of Pres. Kennedy's assassination

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Description: Original copies of the Washington Post (3 issues) and the Washington Daily News (5 issues) covering the assassination of President John F. Kennedy dated November 23, 1963 through November 29, 1963.

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