Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 38

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction


U.S. Presidents
 
 
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Lot 342
Kennedy, John F (1917-1963) 35th President of the United States (1961-63). Oversize partly-printed Document Signed as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1 p., 22x17", Boston, 28 June 1958. Fine; normal folds, light wear, and a few staple holes along the top edge. Titled "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Democratic Pre-Primary Convention Certificate 1958," the document certifies that "the State Convention of the Democratic Party was held in accordance with the requirements of law at Boston, on the 20th & 21st & 28th day of June, 1958, and the following candidates were endorsed for nomination at such Convention, to be voted for at the ensuing State Primary on the ninth day of September, 1958." The large certificate consists of five columns: the offices to be filled, the candidate's name, his home address, a statement "of not more than eight words" giving any public offices the candidate has held, and the signature of each candidate. The offices to be filled include governor, lieutenant governor, state secretary, state treasurer, state auditor, attorney general, and senator. Kennedy, whose address is listed as 122 Bowdoin St., Boston, is identified as "present United States Senator For Renomination, Veteran," the latter referring to JFK's service in the Navy during World War II. Kennedy certifies his candidacy by signing boldly in blue ballpoint. The document is also signed by Foster Furcolo, who served as governor of Massachusetts from 1957 to 1961. Kennedy won reelection as senator, then in 1960 became the youngest man to be elected President. A most impressive document from JFK's last election at the state level.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 10,000.
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Lot 343
Kennedy, John F. Typed Letter Signed as Senator, 1 p, on United States Senate letterhead, 10½x8", Washington, D.C., 24 May 1957. Fine. A testy political letter to Mr. Edward New of New Jersey: "…I do not know what you mean by saying that I 'go along' [holograph quotes added by JFK] with the ADA [Americans For Democratic Action] in most of their thinking. I would appreciate it if you would name the votes in which you disagree with me. Inasmuch as you say you do not see why I am in favor of providing economic assistance to the people of Poland, I am enclosing a statement which I made on this matter, together with a copy of a letter which I forwarded to Secretary Dulles [not included]…."
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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Realized
$1,438
Lot 344
Kennedy, John F. Signature on a 3x4¾" lined piece of note paper, obtained by a young woman in Medford, Oregon on April 24, 1960 when Kennedy visited Medford to speak at Southern Oregon University and to be grand marshall of the Pear Blossom Festival parade. Kenndy was entered in the Oregon primary to be the Democratic candidate for the presidential race. The note paper was taped by the young woman to a toned 12¼x10¾" page taken from an album. She wrote above it, "Believe it or not - this says JOHN KENNEDY. I also shook hands with him. He is running for Pres if He wins Primary's." Other notes do not pertain to JFK's signature. Accompanied by copies of three newspaper articles reporting on Kennedy's visit, a 1960 graduation program from Medford Senior High School, and a printed thank-you card from Jackie Kennedy after JFK's death.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.
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Realized
$518
Lot 345
Kennedy, John F. Page from the January 27, 1961 issue of Time Magazine Signed at top right in black ink, 11x8¼", n.p., n.d. The page, front and back, reports on President Kennedy's inauguration and gives excerpts from his Inaugural Address, including the famous quote: "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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Realized
$604
Lot 346
(Kennedy, John F.) Jack Ruby Trial Archive. A large archive of correspondence, memos, court filings, etc., related to the October 1961 trial of Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assasin of President John F. Kennedy. There are 96 individual items, comprising approximately 600 pages, divided into three groups: Group A contains 75 letters (approximately 124 pp total), mostly carbon copies, 18 of which are signed; Group B contains 18 items (approximately 400 pp total), mostly various relating court filings, writs, appeals, etc. (facsimile copies); Group C contains 3 related U.S. Supreme Court filings (facsimile copies--approximately 45pp total). Overall fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Realized
$276
Lot 347
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65) 16th President of the United States (1861-65). Autograph Letter Signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, 1 page, 10x7¾", Springfield, 8 Sept. 1856. Fine; light toning at edges and folds. To Charles H. Ray, editor of The Chicago Tribune, with a proposal to give financial aid to a German-American whose house had burned so that the man could help bring in the German-American vote for John C. Frémont and the Republican Party.

Frémont, the famous "Pathmaker of the West," had been nominated for President at the Republican Party's first national convention at Philadelphia on a clear anti-slavery platform. Although Lincoln had hoped to be the candidate for Vice President, an honor won by William Dayton, Lincoln threw himself into the campaign in Illinois for Frémont, making some fifty stump speeches across the state. He clearly recognized the importance of getting the support of the sizeable German-American voting block in Chicago.

Lincoln writes: "Have fifty copies, of the german Fremont paper sent regularly, in one bundle, to Jabez Capps, Mount Pulaski, Logan Co., Ill. Herewith is his letter [not present] to me. Another matter--Owing to Mr. Hecker's house having been burned, we can not get him out to address our german friends. This is a bad draw-back. It would be no more than just for us to raise him a thousand dollars in this emergency. Can we not do it? See our friends about it. I can find one hundred dollars towards it. Such a sum no doubt would greatly relieve him, and enable him to take the field again. We can not spare his services…."

Lincoln probably refers to the Staats Zeitung, established in Chicago in 1848 as a weekly, but published as a daily from 1851. The paper was supportive of the Republican campaign. Five days later, in another letter to Ray, Lincoln inquired whether the papers had been sent to Capps and requested that another bundle of fifty be sent to W.H. Hanna. "Pray do not let either be neglected," he added, as " last evening I was scared a little by being told that the enemy are getting the germans away from us at Chicago. Is there any truth in that?" (Basler, Supplement 10, pp. 27-28).

Capps was a former Springfield merchant who was instrumental in founding the town of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. Frederick Hecker was a "Forty-Eighter," the name given to Germans who came to America after the Revolution of 1848 failed to bring about the reforms for which they hoped and for which many fought. Most of these "Forty-Eighters" strongly opposed slavery and would side with the Union in the Civil War. Hecker, who first settled in Cincinnati and became a leader of the German-American community there, eventually moved to Belleville, Illinois, and was active in politics there. When the Civil War began, he helped enlist a regiment, the 82nd Illinois, made up mainly of other German-Americans. The 82nd fought at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Illinois Governor Yates later urged Lincoln to promote Hecker to the rank of Brigadier General in order to ensure the continued support of the German-American faction.

Apparently unpublished; not in Basler or supplements.
Estimated Value $45,000 - 65,000.
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Lot 348
Lincoln, Abraham. Partly-printed Document Signed in full as President, 9½x15", Washington, 18 April 1863. Fine; light seal transfer over signature. Countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. Embossed Presidential Seal at lower left. Lincoln appoints Edward Dodd of New York "to be Marshal of the United States for the Northern District of New York…." Handsomely matted with an 11x8" image of Lincoln and framed to an overall size of 18¼x31¼". Ready for display.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 349
Lincoln, Abrahan (1809-65) 16th President of the United States (1861-65). Partial Document Signed in full as President, 6x15½", Washington, 16 July 1861. Countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The paper seal is present. Normal folds, else fine. Lincoln's signature is quite bold. An excellent display item.
Estimated Value $2,750 - 3,250.
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Realized
$3,738
Lot 350
Lincoln, Abraham. Signature ("A. Lincoln") clipped from a larger sheet of paper, ¾"x1¾", n.p., n.d. A nice bold signature in brown ink. Very fine.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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Realized
$3,220
Lot 351
Lincoln - Hamlin Ferrotype. Brass, "doughnut" ferrotype, approximately 1" in diameter. Abraham Lincoln is on the obverse, with "Abraham Lincoln 1860" in the brass surround; Hannibal Hamlin is on the reverse with "Hannibal Hamlin 1860". This is the smallest of the 1860 "doughnut" ferrotypes. A pale blue ribbon is laced through the hole at the top.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$460
Lot 352
Lincoln, Abraham. Mourning carte de visite paying tribute to Lincoln. Entitled "Columbia's Indignation," with 1865 copyright entered by H.W. Horton of Boston. Below the title is "Make A Chain, For The Land Is Full Of Bloody Crimes." A portrait of Lincoln sits on a mourning-draped table, above which perches an eagle on a patriotic shield. A sad Lady Liberty stands beside the portrait in front of a star-studded drape.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$180
Lot 353
(Lincoln Bedroom Chamber Pot). Although not used by Lincoln (as it was added to the White House after his death), this chamber pot would still have some interesting tales to tell if it could speak. Made in Trenton, NJ by the Maddox Lamberton Works sometime around the turn of the 19th century, it was resident to the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House until 1952 when Bess Truman passed it to Lillian Rogers Parks, author of the famous bestseller, "My Thirty Years Back Stairs At The White House." Lillian's mother, Maggie Rogers was first maid of the White Houe from 1909 to 1930. Lillian served at the White House as a seamstress and maid from 1929 to 1960. In 1979, NBC turned her best selling book into a major television mini series that was nominated for 11 Emmys. The movie was released in 2005 as a four-part DVD production.

This attractive chamber pot is white porcelain, decorated with a stencil design and hand-painted purple flowers (possibly irises), and has gilt borders, which are worn. It stands 8½" high with the lid, which is 9¾" in diameter. A chip in the lid is mentioned in the letter of provenance. According to an accompanying letter of provenance signed by Mrs. Parks, First Lady Bess Truman offered her the chamber pot during the first walk-through of the newly remodeled White House. The remodeling itself could have been the impetus for the gift since Mrs. Truman was intent on restoring the Lincoln bedroom to period furnishings, which would not have included the chamber pot.

Whatever the reason for the gift, Mrs. Parks cherished the chamber pot, along with many other gifts that she received from the Presidents and First Ladies for whom she worked. An additional letter of provenance from Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, to whom Mrs. Parks presented the chamber pot in 1982, accompanies the piece. A unique and interesting collectible with impeccable provenance.
Estimated Value $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 354
Madison, James. The letters Madison mentions were apparently part of an extensive correspondence between the two concerning tariffs and nullification. From 1827 to 1833, during the national controversy over these issues, Madison argued that a tariff to encourage manufacturers was constitutional, and that he opposed nullification. Cabell drafted a pamphlet in 1829 about the tariff issue, and he evidently needed copies of the letters for that endeavor. Archival mounted and framed with a color portrait and engraved plaque to an overall size of 18 x 13". 4th President of the United States, 1809-1817. Autograph Letter Signed. One page, small quarto, from Montepellier, VA, March 24, 1829. To Joseph C. Cabell, Virginia State Senator, in reply to Cabell's request. In full: "Dear Sir, Since mine of the 19th inst. I have received yours of the 16th and hasten to comply with its request relating to your letter of the Spring of 1827 and those from Warminster of the last year. I send the originals instead of copies which could not be readily made. As they are necessary to explain some of mine to you, may I ask the favor of you to let me have them again, after serving your own purposes. I hope your health continues to improve and that you will always be assured of my cordial esteem and regard. James Madison."
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,500.
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$1,265
Lot 355
Madison, James & Monroe, James. Document Signed by Madison as President and by Monroe as Secretary of State, 1p, vellum, 15x11", 30 Aug. 1815. Very good; folds and light toning; seal is intact. A ship's passport for the Brig William Henry of New York, Peleg Almy master, with scalloped top edge and attractive maritime engravings.
Estimated Value $1,800 - 2,000.
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Lot 356
Monroe, James (1758-1833) 5th President of the United States (1817-25). Partly-printed Document Signed as President, 1 p., vellum, 16¾x12¾", Washington, 28 Jan. 1818. Countersigned by B.W. Crowninshield as Secretary of the Navy. Very good; folds and overall age yellowing. A rare naval appointment for James Odelin as "First Lieutenant of Marines." The presidential seal is intact and Monroe's signature is quite bold.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
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Realized
$1,265
Lot 357
Nixon, Richard. Two Typed Letters Signed as U.S. representative from California, on House of Representatives letterhead, in black ink, both 1p, 10½x8", Washington, 5 and 7 Dec. 1947. Fine. To R.E. Jones, Post Commander of the Whittier American Legion regarding the shortage of beds at Veterans facilities in California; the second lists upcoming bills that should help veterans. Much of Nixon's childhood was spent in Whittier.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Lot 358
Nixon, Richard (1913-94) 37th President of the United States (1969-74). Imprinted White House stationery Signed as President in black ink, 3x4", n.p., n.d. Matted with a 7½x9" color photo. One small puncture at lower right of photo, else fine. Ready for framing.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 359
Nixon, Richard. Paperweight signed on the verso, "Richard Nixon / Fight on!" on a nameplate giving the birthdates of his grandchildren Jennie Eisenhower and Christopher Cox. The front is a collage of images of Richard and Pat Nixon, the two grandchildren, the entrance to La Casa Pacifica, facsimile signatures and date (November 25, 1979), 5½x4½". Very fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 360
Nixon, Richard & Thomas E. Dewey. Two Richard Nixon signatures, one in black ink on a 3x5" card, the other in blue ink on a 2x3½" piece of paper, n.p., n.d. Both very good; some show-though from glue remnants on verso. With two pencil signatures of two-time presidential candidate and New York governor Thomas E. Dewey, on a 3x3¾" piece of paper, n.p., n.d. Good condition; overall soiling. (4 items).
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Lot 361
Nixon, Richard and Patricia. Color Photograph Signed, 8x10", n.p., n.d. Very fine. A smiling waist-up up portrait of President and Mrs. Nixon.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$86
Lot 362
Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Partly-printed Document Signed as President, 1 p., 7¾"x7½", pale blue paper, Washington, 1854 May 22. Fine; a few tiny ink specks in the engrossed portion. The President authorizes and directs the Secretary of State to "affix the Seal of the United States to a full power for Mr. Buchanan to conclude a postal treaty with Great Britain…." Pierce's signature is large and bold. Matted with a steel engraving of Pierce, a 3" bronze Presidential medallion and two stamps of the period. At lower left is the first United States stamp: a Scott #1, a red-brown 1847 5¢ Ben Franklin. At lower right is an 1851 Washington 12¢ stamp with a Blue Town cancellation, Scott #17. The 30"x18" frame has some nicks that need retouching. A wonderful early postal association.

When Pierce was elected in 1853, he appointed James Buchanan Minister to England. In 1848, the United States and Great Britain had come to an agreement concerning the postage on mail between the two countries: the amount due was to be shared, depending on the nationality of the ship that carried it across the Atlantic. By 1854, Pierce sought to secure a revised postal agreement and signed this document empowering Buchanan to conclude the treaty. In 1859 the British Post Office would arrange for sorting offices to be built on board some of the Cunard steamers and Post Office employees would sort and stamp the letters with the appropriate amounts of postage due to each country.
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,500.
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Realized
$5,060
Lot 363
Reagan, Ronald. Large, Color Photograph of President Reagan and his Cabinet and sub-Cabinet members, signed by 18 of the 19 members pictured (Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige died in a rodeo accident just days after the photograph was taken on 1 July 1987, before the photos were printed and presented to the Cabinet members in the next Cabinet meeting for signature), 19¾x23¾", on 1/8" thick foam core (Washington, 1987). Mint condition. These Cabinet photos were given only to members of the Cabinet and sub-Cabinet and a handful of their key staff members. All of the Cabinet members signed this photo during the same Cabinet meeting. Stamped on the verso is: "Official Photograph / The White House / Washington, D.C."; written in pen below is "1 July 1987 / C-41605-11." Fewer than 50 of these are in existence.

The photograph was signed in black marker by:

Ronald Reagan - President; George Bush - Vice President; Senator Howard Baker - White House Chief of Staff; James A. Baker III - Secretary of the Treasury; William J. Bennett - Secretary of Education; Otis R. Bowen - Secretary of Health and Human Services; William Brock - Secretary of Labor; Elizabeth Dole - Secretary of Energy; Donald P. Hodel - Secretary of the Interior; Richard E. Lyng - Secretary of Agriculture; Edwin Meese III - Attorney General; James Miller - Director, Office of Mgt. & Budget; Samauel R. Pierce, Jr. - Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; George P. Schultz - Secretary of State; Vernon Walters - Ambassador to the U.N.; Caspar Weinberger - Secretary of Defense; and Clayton Yeutter - Secretary of Agriculture.
Estimated Value $7,500 - 10,000.
From the personal collection of a former Reagan administration staff member.

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Realized
$5,750
Lot 364
Reagan, Ronald. Three Typed Letters Signed ("Ron") two as governor of California (Sacramento, 12 Sept. 1968 and13 May 1969), and one (Los Angeles, 5 Apr. 1979) as the former governor considers a run for the presidency. All to business executive Charles J. Broska, with excellent content. All fine. The first states, "…I believe we can make a great contribution -- one which might even influence the national government -- if we can continue to make gains with regard to common sense in government…." The second discusses the welfare system in California: "…I'm sure something is going to be done to level up the welfare payments to give some relief to states like ours who have been hit so hard by the Supreme Court decision on residency requirements….there are just a great many people who want to live in California. Our attraction is over and above that of having the required dollars…." The third discusses Reagan's ideas on conservation and energy, and his candidacy: "…the answer to our energy problem is an energetic program of increasing our own supply….I believe it could be done if the government would get off the back of the energy industry and turn it loose in the free marketplace….I think it is far too early to announce a candidacy….I think we're wearing our people out by not giving them any rest at all between campaigns. On the other hand, I must conduct myself on the basis that I will be a candidate…I expect to announce a decision in late summer or early fall, but, just between us, I know what the answer will be."
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 365
Reagan, Ronald. Three Typed Letters Signed ("Ron") as Governor, on "Governor's Office" letterhead watermarked with the California state seal, Sacramento, 22 July and 5 Aug. 1970 (this one has small edge tear) and 3 Dec. 1974. To business executive Charles J. Broska. The first discusses a possible out-of-state automobile tax and "the discouragement it might be to our great tourist trade….Perhaps we account for the same thing if we pass our tax reform and thus increase the sales tax so that we will be increasing the outside money we get from tourists…." The second letter discusses health services and welfare in State Government: "…We are pinning most of our hopes on local control, increased involvement of the private sector, and job training and development…." The third letter has excellent content: "…the days are dwindling down in my present job…I am arranging my affairs …to be able to speak on the national mashed potato circuit…will be doing a radio commentary…on the philosophy we believe in, and the need…to take a new turning in the direction of our country….If the Republican Party is to live at all, it must now decide what it believes and stand on that and raise a banner to which all who believe can rally…."
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$575
Lot 366
Reagan, Ronald. Autograph Letter Signed ("Ron") on personal, engraved letterhead, 4to, Los Angeles (envelope is postmarked May 1975). To bank executive Charles Broska: "Just a line before taking off for Wash. to thank you….This schedule has (and I mean since Jan.) been a back breaker. I said I wanted to get out on the mashed potato circuit but didn't anticipate this pace. Since I'm leaving town I'm giving your letter to my gal Friday regarding the interview & the kind FBI offer. Best Regards / Ron."
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 367
Reagan, Ronald. Group of four Typed Letters Signed ("Ron"), to business executive Charles Broska: (1) as governor of California (13 July 1971, stating that he would like to bring about welfare reform through the Legislature (2) as a candidate for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination, on personal letterhead, Los Anges, 4 June 1976 ("..it will be tough if we can win the nomination as we hope to in August….") (3) as a candidate for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination, on personal letterhead, Los Angeles, 23 April 1980 ("…As for a running mate, I'm inclined to wait awhile longer. Call it concern about jinxing myself….I just think it's presumptuous to do anything now…."); and (4) as the Republican presidential nominee, on personal letterhead, Los Angeles, 29 Sept. 1980 ("…Your suggestion about stressing in the Midwest California's approach to water problems is a good one…." Plus a TLS from Chief of Staff Edwin Meese on "Reagan & Bush" letterhead, 6 Oct. 1980. With four transmittal envelopes and a 10x8" photo of Ronald and Nancy Reagan at their Santa Barbara ranch.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$805
Lot 368
Reagan, Ronald. Autograph Letter Signed ("Ron") as the Republican presidential candidate, on personal, engraved letter, 4to, Pacific Palisades, n.d. (transmittal envelope is postmarked 2 Oct. 1980). Very fine. To bank executive Charles Broska, in part: "Just a quick word as I head out on the trail again….We are trying to buy time for a half hour nation wide but the networks are reluctant to sell us the time. We may have to go to the F.C.C…." Former governor Reagan had won the nomination at the Republican convention held in Detroit in July 1980; he was nominated on the first ballot with 1,939 votes.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 369
Reagan, Ronald. Typed Letter Signed ("Ron") as President, on White House stationery, 2pp, 4to, Washington, 14 June 1982. Very fine. To business executive Charles Broska, responding to his suggestion for bringing down market rates of interest. In part: "The idea has a good deal of appeal. But economists in the Administration confirm my suspicion that interest rates are determined by the fundamental forces of supply and demand….Just as grocers do business on the difference between their buying and selling prices, bankers make a living on the spread between the prices at which they buy and sell credit….Now, what would happen if interest rate ceilings were imposed on time and savings deposits? My feeling is they would create a shortage, just as in any other market….controls lead to shortages, which then create pressures for credit allocation and further government intervention. If there's one think they taught me at Eureka College, it is that to be an economist all you have to do is understand the words, 'supply' and 'demand'….we are…opposed to budget-busting bailouts and are encouraging the Federa Reserve to pursue a steady and predictable monetary policy…." More excellent content. With transmittal envelope.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$2,070
Lot 370
Reagan, Ronald. Two Typed Letters Signed ("Ron"), one as governor (3 Feb. 1970) and one on "Ronald Reagan" letterhead, 28 Mar. 1979, regarding declaring his candidacy for President. Both to business executive Charles J. Broska. Fine. The first mentions "Our plan for tax reform. I hope the decision about the income tax is pleasing to you…." The second says, in part: "…I guess by now you know that we have announced a national committee with regard to my campaign which will enable me to hold off my own formal declaration for a few more months, thus allowing me to keep my radio program and newspaper columns which…serve a valuable purpose but which I will have to give up when I declare as a candidate. I share your opinion of Chavez and what he's getting away with; it's a disgrace…it won't be long now." With both transmittal envelopes.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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Lot 371
Reagan, Ronald. Two Typed Letters Signed ("Ron"), one with a holograph postscript, between his second term as governor of California and his declaration as a candidate for President, on personal, engraved letterhead, Los Angeles, 27 Jan. and 11 Feb. 1975. Fine. To bank executive Charles Broska. The first regrets that he won't be able to attend a bank opening in Houston and adds a handwritten note: "P.S. the speaking trips have to be confirmed in advance & we of course try to put each trip into some kind of reasonable circuit on a one night stand basis. I'm really sorry to miss your opening." The second turns down an invitation because he will be in England: "…these first several months out of office have really been booked pretty solidly on speaking tours across and out of the country….since many of these engagements are for an honorarium, I must say it has made my unemployment much easier…." With both transmittal envelopes.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 372
Reagan, Ronald. Autograph Note Signed ("Ron") on a 6x4' engraved note card, n.p., n.d. (envelope is postmarked Los Angeles, 26 Mar. 1976). Written to business executive Charles Broska as Reagan campaigned for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination. "Dear Charles / Thanks for your good letter & kind words. Thanks too for what you are doing. I'm running for a plane but wanted to get these pictures to you. Best regards / Ron." Two color 8x10" photos of Reagan at his Santa Barbara ranch are included (these photos are among several that were sent to Mr. Broska over the years but may not be the exact ones referred to in this note). In November 1975, former governor Reagan announced that he would challenge President Gerald Ford for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination; he fell 60 votes short of defeating Ford for the nomination.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.
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Realized
$480
Lot 373
Reagan, Ronald. Two Typed Letters Signed ("Ron"), one as governor of California (21 Oct. 1969), on official letterhead, Sacramento, and one as the recently-defeated candidate for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination (he lost by 60 votes to President Ford), on personal, engraved letterhead, Los Angeles, both 4to and fine. The first thanks business executive Charles Broska for bolstering his morale. The second has excellent content: "…Nancy and I…knew disappointment…but are at peace with ourselves and now will do whatever the Lord has in mind for us…." Both with transmittal envelopes.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$633
Lot 374
Reagan, Ronald. Autograph Note Signed ("Ron") as Governor, on the bottom of a 12 Oct. 1970 typed letter from bank executive Charles Broska, during Reagan's campaign for a second term as governor of California. Fine. Governor Reagan writes, "Dear Charles Thanks so much for your good letter & for the campaign help. I'm more grateful than I can say. It will be put to good use. Best Regards / Ron." With attached transmittal envelope and an 8x10" photograph of Reagan taken at the ranch in Santa Barbara.
Estimated Value $600 - 900.
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Lot 375
Reagan, Ronald. Typed Letter Signed ("Ron") as Governor, with holograph postscript, on "Governor's Office" letterhead watermarked with the California state seal, Sacramento, 3 Jan. 1972. Fine. To business executive Charles Broska, thanking him for his gift of a portfolio and sending best wishes for the New Year. He adds a handwritten note, "P.S. I never thought I'd be in a job where I wore out brief cases but I do."
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 376
Reagan, Ronald. Typed Letter Signed ("Ron") as Governor, with holograph postscript, on "Governor's Office" letterhead watermarked with the California state seal, Sacramento, 14 May. 1974. Fine. To bank executive Charles Broska, regretting that he missed seeing him in Houston. He adds a handwritten note, "P.S. Just got your note re- John C. thanks very much." With transmittal envelope.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Lot 377
Reagan, Ronald. Photograph Inscribed and Signed as Governor, "To Charles / With Every good Wish & Best Regards / Ron," as governor of California, 10x8", n.p. (1970). A manila envelope engraved "Ronald Reagan" and postmarked 1970 from Sacramento accompanies this photo. The "Charles" to whom the photo is inscribed is Charles J. Broska, a business executive who carried on a correspondence with Ronald Reagan for over 20 years.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Realized
$240
Lot 378
Reagan, Ronald. Color Photograph Inscribed and Signed, "To Charles / With Very Best Wishes & Regards / Sincerely Ron," as governor of California, 10x8" photo with a 14x11" matte, n.p., n.d. Signed on the matte below the photo; Reagan's script is light but legible. The "Charles" to whom the photo is inscribed is Charles J. Broska, a business executive who carried on a correspondence with Ronald Reagan for over 20 years.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$240
Lot 379
Reagan, Ronald. Color Photograph Inscribed and Signed, "To Charles / With Very Best Wishes & Regards - Ron," as President, 10x8", n.p., n.d. (1984, according to the consignor), in the lower border with black marker. The "Charles" to whom the photo is inscribed is Charles J. Broska, a business executive who carried on a correspondence with Ronald Reagan for over 20 years.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Realized
$252
Lot 380
Reagan, Ronald. Typed Letter Signed ("Ron") as Governor, on "Governor's Office" letterhead watermarked with the California state seal, Sacramento, 13 Aug. 1969. Fine. To business executive Charles J. Broska, regarding his support of the Governor's "continued efforts to achieve a tuition schedule for the State Colleges and Universities. If the Legislature fails to act on the bill…I will…urge the Regents and Trustees to come forward with their own recommendations…." With transmittal envelope. Accompanied by a 4¼x6¼" white, red, and gold printed Christmas card from the Governor and Mrs. Ronald Reagan.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 381
Reagan, Ronald. Card Signed as President, 2x3½" (The White House, c. 1982-85). Mint condition. The card is simply engraved, "Ronald Reagan" in blue ink; President Reagan signed his name in black ink below. After the assassination attempt on the President (30 Mar. 1981), increased security prevented him from mingling with crowds and signing autographs. Before going out to meet the public, he would sometimes sit down and sign some of these cards so that he would not disappoint people who requested his autograph. This is an original signature by President Reagan.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
From the personal collection of the executive assistant of President Reagan's Chief of Staff from 1982-85.

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$360
Lot 382
Reagan, Ronald. Card Signed as President, 2x3½" (The White House, c. 1982-85). Mint condition. The card is simply engraved, "Ronald Reagan" in blue ink; President Reagan signed his name in black ink below. After the assassination attempt on the President (30 Mar. 1981), increased security prevented him from mingling with crowds and signing autographs. Before going out to meet the public, he would sometimes sit down and sign some of these cards so that he would not disappoint people who requested his autograph. This is an original signature by President Reagan.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
From the personal collection of the executive assistant of President Reagan's Chief of Staff from 1982-85.

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$360
Lot 383
Reagan, Ronald. Card Signed as President, 2x3½" (The White House, c. 1982-85). Mint condition. The card is simply engraved, "Ronald Reagan" in blue ink; President Reagan signed his name in black ink below. After the assassination attempt on the President (30 Mar. 1981), increased security prevented him from mingling with crowds and signing autographs. Before going out to meet the public, he would sometimes sit down and sign some of these cards so that he would not disappoint people who requested his autograph. This is an original signature by President Reagan.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
From the personal collection of the executive assistant of President Reagan's Chief of Staff from 1982-85.

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$414
Lot 384
Reagan, Ronald. Card Signed as President, 2x3½" (The White House, c. 1982-85). Mint condition. The card is simply engraved, "Ronald Reagan" in blue ink; President Reagan signed his name in black ink below. After the assassination attempt on the President (30 Mar. 1981), increased security prevented him from mingling with crowds and signing autographs. Before going out to meet the public, he would sometimes sit down and sign some of these cards so that he would not disappoint people who requested his autograph. This is an original signature by President Reagan.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
From the personal collection of the executive assistant of President Reagan's Chief of Staff from 1982-85.

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Realized
$372
Lot 385
Reagan, Ronald. Card Signed as President, 2x3½" (The White House, c. 1982-85). Mint condition. The card is simply engraved, "Ronald Reagan" in blue ink; President Reagan signed his name in black ink below. After the assassination attempt on the President (30 Mar. 1981), increased security prevented him from mingling with crowds and signing autographs. Before going out to meet the public, he would sometimes sit down and sign some of these cards so that he would not disappoint people who requested his autograph. This is an original signature by President Reagan.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
From the personal collection of the executive assistant of President Reagan's Chief of Staff from 1982-85.

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$372
Lot 386
Reagan, Ronald. Publicity Photograph from the 1950 movie, Battle Royal Inscribed and Signed, "To Bruce / Ronald Reagan," 8x10", n.p., n.d. Fine. With four other publicity shots from the same movie, in which Reagan costarred with Edmund Gween, Ruth Hussey, and Piper Laurie. The "Bruce" to whom the picture is inscribed is Bruce Newton, a pioneer Chicago television personality and puppeteer.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$288
Lot 387
Reagan, Ronald & Bush, George W. "Reagan-Bush '84" Campaign Sticker Signed "Ronald Reagan" and "George Bush / Vice-President USA," 3x11½" (Dallas), 1984. Very fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$108
Lot 388
Reagan, Ronald & Nancy Reagan. Four items: Two Typed Letters Signed ("Ron") as Governor of California, on "Governor's Office" letterhead watermarked with the California state seal, Sacramento, 3 Jan. and 17 May 1968. All fine. To business executive Charles J. Broska, with nice content. In one, he refers to the controversial policy of adopting tuition for the University of California system: "…some of the Regents…think the sky will fall if we adopt tuition." The other discusses "the administration's efforts in state expenditures and air pollution" and how difficult partisanship makes his efforts. "While we have been successful in some areas, our current need right now is for a few additional votes 'upstairs'." A 25 Oct. 1966 Typed Letter Signed "Nancy Reagan" on "Mrs. Ronald Reagan" letterhead thanks Mr. Broska for his hospitality in Santa Barbara and her appreciation of the people "working so hard to insure the return of good government to California on November 8th." The fourth item is a 4¼x6¼" white, red, and gold printed Christmas card from the Governor and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. Three transmittal envelopes included.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 389
(Reagan, Ronald) Correspondence Signed By Secretary Or Autopen. Group of 11 typed letters sent between 1966 and 1986 to business executive Charles Broska. Three are on White House letterhead; one was sent three days (27 Mar. 1981) before President Reagan was shot (30 Mar.) A second one is dated 1 May 1981, just over a month after the assassination attempt, and says, in part: "…Your prayers, and the prayers of a generous nation, have been vital to my swift recovery. Despite recent events, Nancy and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of warmth and affection from the American people…." The third (11 June 1986) discusses "Our recent actions to counter and deter international terrorism…." Four are on Governors Office letterhead : 17 Dec. 1971, 22 Dec. 1972, 14 Mar. 1973 ("…I will not run for the Senate…."), and 15 Aug. 1974. Four are on "Ronald Reagan" letterhead: 8 & 30 Nov. 1966, 25 Feb 1975, and 28 June 1976 ("…confident that we can win both in Kansas City…and in the general election…." With four envelopes and a color 10x8" photo of President Reagan. This group is sold as is, solely as presidential memorabilia.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 390
(Reagan, Ronald) Correspondence Signed By Secretary Or Autopen. Group of 14 typed letters sent between 1966 and 1984, to business executive Charles Broska: 4 on White House letterhead: 1 & 9 June 1981, 30 July 1981, and 6 Dec. 1984; good content on columnist Jack Anderson (claiming he often writes "complete fiction"), Reagans plan for a tax bill, the national economy ("Balancing the range of interests affected by every budget and taxation measure has proven one of the greatest challenges of my Administration…."), and delight with his reelection; 6 as Governor: 10 & 23 Feb. 1967, 2 & 22 Dec. 1970 (on welfare and private enterprise), 26 Mar. & 22 May 1973; and 4 on "Ronald Reagan" letterhead: 20 June 1966, 5 Dec. 1975, and 23 Aug. 1976 (disappointment at losing nomination and future plans), and 31 July 1980 (re getting organized for fall election). With 4 envelopes and a 5 ½ x 6" color photo of President Reagan. This group is sold as is, solely as presidential memorabilia.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 391
(Reagan, Ronald) Correspondence Signed By Secretary Or Autopen. Group of 17 typed letters sent to business executive Charles Broska. Six are on White House letterhead: 9 June 81, 27 Jan. 83, 21 June & 1 Nov. 84, 5 Aug. 85, & 24 Nov. 87. Some excellent content, explaining his theory on money supply (1 1/2pp), and mentioning "my Strategic Defense Initiative and my support for the Contras." With an official 4 1/4x3 ½" White House photo of Pres. & Mrs. Reagan leaving for Camp David. Eight are on "Governors Office" letterhead: 10 Mar., 13 Oct. & 11 Dec. 1970; 11 Feb 72; 20 July & 1 Nov. 73; 1 Feb. & 26 July 74; addressing California issues such as how judicial appointments are made, legalizing marijuana, organized labor, etc. Three are on "Ronald Reagan" letterhead: 8 May 75, 13 July 76, & 19 Aug. 80. With 8 envelopes. This group is sold as is, solely as presidential memorabilia.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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