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    John F. Kennedy Archive. This exceptional lot contains items from JFK's senatorial term, from his time as the Democratic nominee for president, and from his presidency. Six items are included, each with assorted pieces of provenance. Prospective buyers are advised to view items carefully prior to bidding.
    1. Autograph Senatorial Notes - Four pages, one sided, 5.25" x 8" on United States Senate Memorandum note paper, n.p. [Washington, D.C.], n.d. [June 1954]. Kennedy jotted these penciled notes at his desk in the Senate Office Building during Senatorial discussions of the proposed expansion of authority of the Export-Import Bank and associated trade agreements, in the summer of 1954. They read, in full: "[Page 1] Common Market agreement of 75 countries of Central America - should be encouraged in all of South America. Marketing quotas - permits, information. [Page 2] Excessive defense on raw material; prices to fluctuate widely - exch. Phobia - Brazil - [illegible]. We are the victims of our past dictation - universality - non-intervention. When was resolution passed? Organization of American States. [Page 3] 32 million goes to technical assistance. Council on Inter-American Affairs. Did Latin America agree to asylum for all. [Page 4] export-import bank. International Bank of Investment and Development. 20% investment public; 80% private. Get details of U.S. grants military. What is situation on credit - past, present & future." Staple holes at upper left, else very fine.
    3. Autograph Notations on Memo to DNC Delegation Chairmen - One page, 8.5" x 11", penned on verso of a typed memo to Democratic National Convention delegation chairmen, Chicago, August 10, 1956. In full: "Congressman Fogarty - me - Boland. Congressman Forand. Congressman Fogarty." Light wear; fine condition.
    4. Christmas Card Fragments - Four trimmed pieces from a printed Christmas card ranging in size from 3" x .75" to 3.25" x 4.75", n.p. [Washington, D.C.], n.d. [December 1958 or 1959]. Trimmed pieces include: (1) the printed greeting; "Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness. Senator and Mrs. John F. Kennedy", and a second facsimile signature "Best, Jack". (2) A printed image of the Senator and Mrs. Kennedy with a young Caroline. (3) The embossed and gilded Great Seal of the United States. (4) Colorful border trim of poinsettias and holly. Pieces are crudely cut and do not fit together to form a complete card. All pieces bear tape stains along edges; a few staple holes. Fair condition.
    5. Autograph Notes as Presidential Nominee - One page, 5" x 6", n.p., n.d. [between July and November 1960]. Democratic presidential nominee Jack Kennedy penned these notes during his campaign tour of the country. The top half of the page reads: "William D. McClellan, Chairman Board of County Comm., Penn Sheraton Hotel, Banquet Chairman." At the lower half: "Ted: 1 ½ min. You will explain my infected throat? And that my brother Ted will speak for me." Ink notations on verso in an unknown hand. One rough edge, generally fine condition.
    6. Two Autopen Signed Photographs as President - Two 8" x 10" black and white images of Kennedy as President. One is a head and shoulders shot, with an autopen inscription "With best wishes John Kennedy." The other is a candid photo of Mr. And Mrs. Kennedy with autopen signatures. Both images bear ink stamp of verso: "Official Photograph, The White House." Both images are in fine condition. From the John K. Lattimer Collection.


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    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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