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    "Bev's Bucket" GOP Lunch Box Signed by Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush, Sr. A colorful, metal Thermos lunch box, 7.25" x 10" x 12.5", hand painted and decorated with seven GOP elephants and sketches of the White House and the Capitol building. The interior is lined with royal blue cloth and trimmed with gold braid. The box has a round top, hinged at the back with two front clasps. With a top handle connected by two metal hinges.

    A uniquely decorated lunch tin, autographed by four former Republican presidents and nearly a hundred other members of the Republican elite. Including: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Nelson Rockefeller, Tom Dewey, Bob Hope, Barry Goldwater, Strom Thurmond, Spiro Agnew, John Mitchell, Martha Mitchell, Phyllis Schlafly, Cesar Romero, Pat Nixon, Julie Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Mark Hatfield, George Romney, Happy Rockefeller, Judy Agnew, George Murphy, John Connally, William Saxbe, Robert Taft, Ray Bolger, Harold Stassen, Barbara Bush, John Tower, Maureen Reagan, and Barbara Eisenhower. Christine Todd Whitman later signed the famous lunchbox in 1995.

    Republican stalwart and Ohio State Central Committeewoman Beverly M. Atkinson began a quest at the 1968 Republican National Convention to gather the autographs of Republican movers and shakers. Over the course of five years of attending GOP functions, Mrs. Atkinson gathered the autographs you see today. Atkinson herself drew national attention with her strong support of Vice President Spiro Agnew. At the 1973 convention of Republican women at Los Angeles, she stood on a table, wearing a "God Bless Spiro Agnew" bumper sticker, and led the crowd in a chant of "Fight Agnew, Fight!" Her photograph was published in Time magazine, and her spirited performance appeared on all three network news broadcasts.

    Condition: Light soiling, scratching, and general wear. The paint colors and signature are still very bold and clear.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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