Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Ronald Reagan Autograph Letter Signed "Dutch &Nancy" to "Dear Hup", on his personal note card engraved with his name and a gilt presidential seal. One page, 6.5" x 4.25", [California], November 29, 1990. Reagan sends a birthday quip and his warm regards to Lydia Hupfer McArthur, widow of Peter MacArthur, program director who gave Reagan his first job in broadcasting. In part: "Thank you for your picture, I'm delighted to have it. Now with regard to that 97th birthday? Have you thought about an old Jack Benny custom? I've been using it myself. You no longer have birthdays. You have anniversarys [sic] of your 39th birthday. For you that would be your 58th anniversary... I'm having one of those anniversarys [sic] on Feb. 6..." Two small inkstains affecting two words, otherwise near fine.

    More Information:

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,500

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 9 days left to consign to the 2019 March 30 - 31 Americana & Political - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 January 15 "Say it Loud" The John Silverstein Collection of African American Social History - Dallas
    2019 January 15 "Say it Loud" The John Silverstein Collection of African American Social History - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $302,219