Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

U.S. Presidents' Wives
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Lot 58
Roosevelt, Eleanor -- Signed Edition of "This I Remember" #93/1000. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1949. Condition: First Edition and a Limited Edition of This I Remember by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Original blue cloth. Portrait photo is by Yousuf Karsh. Book in very good condition, very slight separation at portrait and title page, limited edition page clean with Mrs. Roosevelt's signature legibly executed in blue fountain pen ink. Signed edition #93 of 1000 volumes. Publisher's slipcase in good condition with a water stain in one corner that did not impact the book. Original acetate protective jacket is in rough shape but clearly it did its job. Estimated Value $800 - UP
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Lot 59
  Truman, Bess: Personally Owned Purse Gifted to White House Seamstress with Excellent Provenance. Rose-colored purse owned by First Lady Bess Truman and given to White House seamstress Lillian Rogers Parks just after the 1948 election. The purse is 5¾ x 8¾". It is lined with a deep rose satin, has a curved loop handle and opens with a zipper from which hangs a tassel that matches the strap handle. In excellent condition and extremely well made, but with no designer or store tag inside. Mrs. Parks provides a detailed, historical letter of provenance, addressed to the celebrated collector and authority on Presidential ephemera, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx and typed on stationery imprinted with "The White House / Washington. In addition to writing that Mrs. Truman gave the purse to her, she describes the First Lady as being "warm, friendly in her talk, concerned in a personal way, and feeling more than she said. I thought, 'I can't help it, but Bess is Best'." Estimated Value $300 - UP
Goldberg Auctions: Sale 24 Lot 101, April 3, 2004.

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