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    John F. Kennedy: Bill Signing Pen. 20" x 14" shadow-box containing a photo of President Kennedy signing the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on October 7, 1963, one of the pens used to sign the treaty and a printed copy of a Letter of Provenance signed by Dave Powers dated February 1993. "This bill-signer pen is from the same batch of Esterbrook desk pens that sat on the President's desk as he signed the treaty on that date." The pen has an Esterbrook steel nib and the body of the pen is inscribed "The President - The White House". In the photo, besides JFK, we recognize Pastore, Harriman, Dean Rusk, Hubert Humphrey, Everett Dirksen, Leverett Saltonstall and Lyndon Johnson. From the Collection of Rick Kaplan.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    14th-15th Monday-Tuesday
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