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Auction Description for Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery, Inc.: 33 Years at The White House - Lifetime Collection at Auction
Viewing Notes:
Onsite preview is available October 8-12 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Great Gatsby's Atlanta Gallery: 5180 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30341.

33 Years at The White House - Lifetime Collection at Auction

(122 Lots)

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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John F. Kennedy Jr.'s monogrammed diaper pin

Lot 101: John F. Kennedy Jr.'s monogrammed diaper pin

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Description: Diaper pin belonging to "John John" - John F. Kennedy Jr., Napier sterling, monogrammed "J.F.K. Jr."

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(3) Nixon White House Presidential pens

Lot 102: (3) Nixon White House Presidential pens

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

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(4) Reagan White House mementos

Lot 103: (4) Reagan White House mementos

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Description: Four Reagan White House mementos: (1) 11 x 14 photograph of President Ronald Reagan; (1) booklet entitled "The President's House" which details the history of the White House and lists the highlights of Ronald Reagan's presidency (28 total pages); (1) 11-page document created by the White House Office of the Curator describing the contents and history of the Oval Office furnishings, dated November 6, 1981; (1) booklet entitled "The Reagan Presidency, Two Years of Progress" detailing the achievements of the Reagan Administration during its first two years in office, (7 total pages).

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White House post from the fire of 1814

Lot 104: White House post from the fire of 1814

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Description: Piece of burned wood post removed from the White House in 1950, during the Truman Administration, when President Truman had the entire interior of the then structurally unstable White House gutted for restoration and remodeling. Work on the White House continued from 1948 through 1952. This burned post is believed to have survived the White House fire of 1814 set by British soldiers. Wood post: 5.75"h x 2.75"w x 1.75"d with bronze plaque on wood base that reads "Original White House Material Removed in 1950", flanking a central American eagle.

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President FDR's monogrammed handkerchief

Lot 105: President FDR's monogrammed handkerchief

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Description: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's monogrammed handkerchief.

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President and Mrs. Nixon signed letters

Lot 106: President and Mrs. Nixon signed letters

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Description: Two framed thank you letters addressed to Bonner Arrington for his work associated with the White House wedding of Tricia Nixon, one signed Richard Nixon, one signed Patricia Nixon, overall size including frames 18.5"h x 11"w and 19"h x 11.5"w.

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(3) Kennedy White House mementos

Lot 107: (3) Kennedy White House mementos

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Description: Grouping of 3 Kennedy White House mementos: (1) bronze coin, the face with a raised bust of Kennedy encircled by his name "John F. Kennedy", the reverse with a raised Presidential seal, encircled "With Appreciation" and the engraved signature of John F. Kennedy, 1.75" diameter, in its original presentation box imprinted with the Presidential seal; (2) tie clips in the form of the PT-109 boat engraved "Kennedy".

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Nixon Presidential ashtray

Lot 108: Nixon Presidential ashtray

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Description: Nixon White House ashtray acid etched on the underside with the Presidential seal and Richard Nixon's signature, 2"h x 6.25"w x 6"l.

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Carter White House lapel pin and tie tack

Lot 109: Carter White House lapel pin and tie tack

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Description: Carter White House lapel pin inscribed with Jimmy Carter's signature, and a tie tack in the shape of a peanut.

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President Ford photo and card, signed

Lot 110: President Ford photo and card, signed

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Description: Two Ford White House mementos: (1) framed and autographed photograph of President Gerald Ford, inscribed "To Bonner Arrington With Best Wishes", signed Gerald R. Ford, overall size including frame 11.5"h x 9"w; (1) card inscribed "To Bonner C. Arrington, With deep appreciation for your dedicated service to our family", signed Jerry Ford and Betty Ford, 4.75"h x 9"w.

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Johnson White House pen and passes

Lot 111: Johnson White House pen and passes

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Description: Grouping of 3 Johnson White House mementos: (1) ballpoint pen, imprinted with Lyndon B. Johnson's signature and the Presidential seal, in its original presentation box, also imprinted with Lyndon B. Johnson's signature and the Presidential seal, with a note stating that this was one of the pens used on November 8, 1967 in the signing of the H.R. 5894 that removed restrictions on the careers of female military officers; (2) official U.S. Senate passes to the Vice-President's Gallery, one signed Hubert H. Humphrey, the other signed Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Nixon White House bookmark gift

Lot 112: Nixon White House bookmark gift

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Description: Nixon White House Christmas gift bookmark in its original box with the Presidential seal. The top of the bookmark features a raised Presidential seal, the clip engraved on one side with the signature of Richard Nixon, the reverse engraved with the signature of Patricia Nixon and the date 12-25-73.

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(17) Ford White House photographs

Lot 113: (17) Ford White House photographs

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Description: Grouping of 17 Ford White House photographs of the President, the First Lady, the First Family, and the White House at night. Photos range in size from (1) 5 x 8; (9) 8 x 10; (3) 8 x 11; (1) 11 x 14, most stamped on the reverse side "Official Photograph, The White House, Washington".

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President Nixon shotgun shells w/ gift box

Lot 114: President Nixon shotgun shells w/ gift box

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Description: Two pairs of 20 gauge shotgun shells, each imprinted "President & Mrs. Richard M. Nixon" in their original presentation boxes.

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Lynda Johnson's White House wedding mementos

Lot 115: Lynda Johnson's White House wedding mementos

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Description: Grouping of official Johnson White House memorabilia surrounding the White House wedding of Lynda Johnson to Captain Charles Robb on December 9, 1967 including: 17 photographs: (1) framed 11 x 15; (14) 8 x 10; (2) 5 x 7; (1) 5 x 7 booklet of the marriage ceremony with enclosure card; (1) framed photograph of Lynda Johnson and Chuck Robb with the handwritten inscription "To Bonner Arrington, The world's best carpenter who always has time to solve everyone's problems, signed Lynda Johnson and Chuck Robb, overall size including frame 15"h x 12"w; (1) framed photograph of Lynda Johnson Robb with newborn daughter Lucinda, with the handwritten inscription "To Mr. Arrington with many thanks" signed Lynda J. Robb, overall size including frame 14.75"h x 11.75"w.

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Carter White House

Lot 116: Carter White House "peanut" pendant

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Description: Carter White House pendant in the shape of a peanut with tooth filled smile, suspended from a chain, overall length 9.75"; peanut 1.75"l.

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President and Mrs. Truman signed photo

Lot 117: President and Mrs. Truman signed photo

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Description: Two Truman White House photographs: (1) framed photograph of President and Mrs. Truman signed Harry Truman and Bess Truman, imprinted "Christmas 1946", overall size including frame 10.5"h x 8.5"w; (1) photograph of President Truman and Queen Elizabeth, 5"h x 3.5"w.

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(2) President and Mrs. Johnson signed photos

Lot 118: (2) President and Mrs. Johnson signed photos

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Description: Two framed Johnson White House photographs: (1) of President and Mrs. Johnson with the handwritten inscription "To Bonner Arrington - with so many thanks and best wishes for a joyous Christmas", signed Lady Bird Johnson and Lyndon B. Johnson and dated December 1966, overall size including frame 13"h x 15"w; (1) of the White House production of "Mame" with original star, Carol Channing, with the handwritten inscription "To Bonner Arrington - whose talents helped to make this evening possible", signed Lady Bird Johnson, overall size including frame 12"h x 14"w.

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President and Mrs. Eisenhower signed notes

Lot 119: President and Mrs. Eisenhower signed notes

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Description: Grouping of 3 signed Eisenhower White House mementos includes: (1) enclosure card embossed and foil stamped with the Presidential seal handwritten and signed Mamie Doud Eisenhower; two notes typed on official White House stationery and given to 8 members of the White House staff: (1) thanking those staff members for the hand crafted chairs given as a Christmas gift to the President and Mrs. Eisenhower in 1957 and signed Mamie Doud Eisenhower; (1) thanking those staff members for the hand crafted cabinet given as a Christmas gift to the President and Mrs. Eisenhower in 1958 and signed Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Mementos from President Kennedy's Funeral

Lot 120: Mementos from President Kennedy's Funeral

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Description: Grouping of Kennedy White House mementos surrounding the funeral of President John F. Kennedy: (2) photographs, 5 x 7 and 11 x 14, of the East Room in the White House, one with President Kennedy's flag draped coffin lying in state; (1) official White House notice for President Kennedy's funeral services held at St. Matthews Cathedral on November 25, 1963; (4) President Kennedy memorial cards, 5"h x 3.5"w; (1) original copy of Life Magazine issued December 6, 1963.

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John F. Kennedy Jr.'s boxed baby soap

Lot 121: John F. Kennedy Jr.'s boxed baby soap

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Description: Gift box of "John John's" (John F. Kennedy Jr.'s) baby soap, 3 unused bars in their original shrink wrap, each with a molded design of the White House on one side and "Baby Soap" on the reverse, in their original presentation box, the blue and gold box printed with "Baby Soap" on the lid. Box 1.5"h x 7.5"l x 4.25"w; bar soap 2" x 3.75" each.

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Nixon White House Inauguration memorabilia

Lot 122: Nixon White House Inauguration memorabilia

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Description: President Richard Nixon election and inauguration memorabilia, includes an original copy of the Washington Daily News "Souvenir Inaugural Section", published January 20, 1969; an official 1969 Inauguration invitation; thank yous to the staff for the 1972 re-election; an official 1973 Inauguration invitation; the official 1973 White House Inauguration Worship Service program; an official 1973 Inaugural Ball invitation; official list of White House Inaugural Activities; official invitation to a reception for Vice President Agnew.

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