Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 2,470
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
TWO PRESIDENTS RESPOND TO SAME AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR KENNEDY, JOHN F.; AND (LYNDON B. JOHNSON). Two White House letters to collector Samuel Herbert McVitty: Kennedy. Typed Letter Signed, as President * Johnson. Typed Letter, with secretarial signature. The Kennedy letter, sending his autograph and expressing appreciation for his sentiments of approval. The Johnson letter, expressing regret that he would not accept the autograph sent previously by his secretary and explaining that matters of state prevent him from attending personally to all his mail. Each 1 page, 4to, White House stationery; horizontal fold. (TFC) Washington, 29 April 1961; 13 March 1964

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JFK: "I am delighted to send you this note to add to your collection of Presidential letters dating back to George Washington. . . ."
"LBJ: "I am sorry you would not accept the card my secretary sent to you . . . .
"As you can well understand, if I took time to answer personally more than the very important mail that arrives among the thirty-five thousand pieces we have been receiving each week in the White House I would have little time to attend to the affairs of state."