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    Sterling Silver Presentation Cigar Box, Benefiting Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The box is engraved "SEPTEMBER 30 / 1928-1948 / THE DIRECTORS OF AMERICAN AIRLINES INC. / EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS TO THEIR CHAIRMAN, / C. R. SMITH, ON THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY / OF HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THIS COMPANY". The top of the box is covered with the engraved signatures of the directors of American Airlines Corporation. The box measures 9-inches by 5.5-inches and is 3-inches high. Cyrus R. Smith was the chief executive officer of American Airlines for over thirty-five years. President Johnson named Smith as Secretary of Commerce in 1968. Upon his death in 1990, Smith bequeathed this box to Mrs. Johnson. This lot will be accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Lynda Johnson Robb.

    A full 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, in honor of the 2012 Centennial of Lady Bird Johnson's birth.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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