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    [John F. Kennedy] Inaugural Commemorative License Plate. 12" x 6", "District of Columbia/ 8768/ Inauguration 1961", with image of an American flag overlaying the Capital dome on the left. The first special license plates to commemorate a presidential inauguration were issued for Franklin Roosevelt's first term in 1933. It is estimated that 10,000 pairs of this 1961 inauguration plate were made, which were the first to be completely flat and have a reflectorized background. A heavy coating of clear lacquer was used on the 1961 plates making them appear pale yellow; the lacquer is very obvious on the back of this plate. This plate was produced at the Lorton Correctional Complex and is in very fine condition.

    Also included in this lot is a JFK commemorative matchbook (no matches). On one side is the seal of the presidency and on the other side is printed "John F. Kennedy". Also, seven U.S. Army photographs (10" x 8") of various shots of the Nuremberg Trials. Descriptions and dates are stamped on the versos. All are very fine. Also, a 4" x 3.25" Lee Radziwill autograph note signed, "To Ray/ With thanks/ Lee Radziwill". Radziwill was the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Fine. From the John K. Lattimer Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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