Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 22

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

U.S. Presidents' Wives
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 245
Coolidge, Grace (1879-1957) First Lady. White House Card Signed, n.p., n.d. Elaborately matted with a color image of the First Lady in front of the White House with her dog, and a plaque with her birth and death dates, framed to an overall size of 20½ x 23½ in. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 246
Group of First Lady Autographs. Six First Ladies are represented in this group: (1) Envelope Franked "Frances F. Cleveland Preston / Free" and addressed in her hand to her son Richard, January 8, 1922; the envelope also holds a two-page letter (2) Small Envelope boldly Free Franked, "Mary Lord Harrison," New York City, 1935 (3) Postcard Free Franked, "Edith K. Roosevelt," Oyster Bay, New York, April 1, 1929, with holograph address and message (4) Large bold Signature on cut document, "Edith Bolling Wilson," no place, no date (5) Envelope Franked, "Free, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt," New York, April 16, 1946 (6) and a postcard of Augusta National Golf Course Signed, "Mamie Doud Eisenhower," with "Mamie's Cabin" cachet. Minor toning, else Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 247
Roosevelt, Eleanor (1884-1962) First Lady, author, diplomat, and humanitarian. Typed Letter Signed with three holograph lines added at the bottom, on Val-Kill Cottage letterhead, Hyde Park, New York, October 6, 1946. One page octavo. To "Harry," asking advice on whether she should appear at a meeting of the U.N. Assembly or send someone to represent her. She adds an autograph note: "I fully expect to be paralized [sic] but its my first accident in all the years I have been driving." Matted with a black and white image and framed to an overall size of 19 x 22½ in. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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Lot 248
Roosevelt, Eleanor. Copy of the Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice Signed ("Eleanor Roosevelt") on the first end paper. 5 x 3 in., published by the United Nations Department of Public Information, New York. The former First Lady was delegate to the United Nations (1945, 1949-52, 1961). As chairman of the UN Commission on Human Rights (1946-51), she helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and secured its adoption in 1948. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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