RR Auction is to host a major auction of JFK memorabilia on May 11-18.
Top of the consignment list is Kennedy’s original senator’s pass, issued to him on the commencement of his first term in 1953.
JFK was elected to the US Senate in 1952
He remained in office up until he ascended to the presidency in 1960.
This card would have been kept in his wallet and so would have accompanied him everywhere during that time.
As well as being intimately connected to Kennedy’s life and early political career, his unusually sharp signature is likely to appeal to collectors.
It’s valued at more than $25,000.
There’s also a pair of fold eagle bookends that Kennedy brought with him from his Senate office to the White House.
He later gifted them to his long-term secretary Evelyn Lincoln, who writes in a letter of provenance: “They were used in Senator Kennedy’s Senate office as well as later in the White House…The President accumulated several pairs of these bookends.
“Being an avid reader, he always had books within easy reach…He was forever enhancing his knowledge as a scholar and statesman…”
They’re expected to sell for in excess of $10,000.
The sale will also include pieces from members of JFK’s illustrious family, including a maternity dress worn by wife Jacqueline Kennedy in 1960 ($10,000 up).
We have this extremely unusual piece of JFK memorabilia for sale.
Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about memorabilia auctions.