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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1933-1945

 

 

Roosevelt Gift Bible

This is a special edition gift bible with a dedication from President Roosevelt. This bible is in great condition for its age. The bible also has never been filled out and the presentation page is still blank. $50.00

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 Matchbook Stolen of the desk of FDR 

OK while I cannot absolutely guaranty that these matchbooks were stolen of of FDR desk in the Oval Office. The almost certainly came from there. FDR actual had these matchbooks made that say FDR on one side and Stolen of the Desk of Franklin D Roosevelt on the other side. This is a very rare example of his since of humor. He actual kept these on his desk for visitor to The Oval Office to use ands considering the amount of smoking during the time it is amazing that ant have actually survived. Its amazing to think about the history these matchbooks might have been whiteness to. SOLD

 

 

Harry S. Truman

1945-1953

 

 

Very Rare "Swiped" President Truman Cigarette Case

This is a fantastic piece of Presidential history that shows the rarely seen sense of humor of President Truman. This is a rare official Presidential gift from the Truman White House. Despite the inscription I cannot guaranty this was actually stolen off of the desk of president Truman I can guaranty it is in fact a very rare President Truman VIP gift. This cigarette case is in very nice shape for its age with only a few scratch as can be seen in the photos. The printing while slightly worn is still strong. This case is also fairly heavy and well made not like the much lighter Truman era campaign cigarette case that I have seen.  I obtained this directly from the personal collection of a former White House staffer. These are very hard to find and I have only seen one other for sale  in all my years of presidential  collecting. This is truly a museum quality item. $750.00

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Very Rare President Truman Lighter

This is a very rare President Truman official gift lighter. It has Presidential Seal on one side and a photo of President Truman at his desk in The Oval Office with his signature underneath. Truman was known to often carry a gift lighter in his coat pocket which hw would sometime personally give out to people. The lighter is in excellent condition for its age. This is a very rare Truman presidential gift item that I obtained from the personal collection of a former White House staffer. $400.00

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President Truman White House Gift Lighter

This is a very rare President Truman official White personal gift lighter. These lighter were known to often be carried bt President Truman in his coat pocket and given out personally by him. I have only seen two of these lighters go up for sale both were attributed as personal gift from Harry Truman given directly to White House employees. One to Lillian Roger Parks his favorite personal maid and one to Secret Service agent Frank Stoner. What makes this particular one even more rare is it still comes with its original tin and protective bag. This is a true museum quality Truman Presidential gift. $500.00

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Very Rare President Truman White House Table Lighter

This is a very rare President Truman official White House table lighter. I obtained this directly from the personal collection of a former White house staffer and this is the only one i have ever seen come up for sale. I have seen two of the matching pocket lighter go up for sale both were attributed as personal gift from Harry Truman given directly to White House employees one to Lillian Roger Parks his favorite personal maid and one to Secret Service agent Frank Stoner but as I have said I have never seen another of these Truman White house table lighters come up for sale. This Truman White House lighter stands 4 1/4" tall and is in excellent condition for its years. $500.00

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Rare President Truman White House Mechanical Pencil

This is rare and hard to find President Truman official White House mechanical pencil that I obtained directly from the personal collection of a former White House staffer. Mechanical pencils were considered pretty high tech for the day. This is a fairly large mechanical pencil a good 5 3/4" long and fairly thick. It bears the inscription.

"From

Harry S. Truman The White house

Washington D. C."

However what makes this pencil trully special is their is a black and white photo of President Truman sitting at his desk in The Oval Office at the top of this mecanical pencil. This item is in excellent condition with only slight yellowing on the white part and what's more it still actually works. the advantage of a pencil over a pen a 70 year old gift pen would never write. $350.00

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Very Rare Official Truman Personal Christmas Gift

This is a very rare personal Christmas Gift given personally by President Truman while he was president in 1947. It is a Pocket calendar and ID or Card Holder. The cover features gilt seal and lettering reading: ''Merry Christmas / from / The President and Mrs. Truman / 1947''. Inside are three transparent sleeves suitable for storing business cards. One of these is occupied by a 1948 calendar. This spiral-bound gift measures 4.25'' x 2.75''. This is rare Presidential Christmas keepsake in excellent condition. This was not a generic Truman White House gift, but a gift ordered by President Truman to give as a Christmas gift to Staff and close friends. Only 760 of these cards were made by the Brown and Bigelow Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. The wallets cost eight cents each at the time there value today is much, much more especial considering the condition of this one. This is one of the finest examples of these that I have seen. I have only seen one of these rare Truman gifts in better condition and that includes inside museums. It you are a President Truman fane or a collector of Presidential xmas gifts this is a must for your collection. This is a Truman museum quality addition to any Presidential collection. $500.00

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INAUGURAL DINNER HARRY TRUMAN matchbook JAN 1949

This is a very rare matchbook from Truman's Inaugural Dinner SOLD

 

 Relic Made From Truman White House
This is a hand carved either a gavel striker. Hand made gavels being one of the most common items made from material salvaged from the renovation of The White house or a Paper weight. Items like this were frequently given as VIP gifts by President Truman. There is a plaque set in the block that states “Original White House Material Removed In 1950″. There is a Presidential Seal in the middle of the plaque. It is in excellent condition for its age. This would make an incredible desk piece for any political aficionado that would like an actual piece of The White House from President Truman's renovation in 1950. This is a museum quality White House artifact.
  SOLD

 

Gifts From Both Presidential Yachts Found on Truman Desk

This is a very rare Set of Nickel Plated Ashtrays from both USS Williamsburg one of the early Presidential Yachts and the much harder to find USS Sequoia the most famous of all Presidential Yachts.

On November 5, 1945, she relieved Potomac as presidential yacht. In the ensuing years, The USS Williamsburg served two presidents, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The USS Sequoia Served longer and to more Presidents than any other of the Presidential Yachts.

These are both original items from the Ships. The ashtrays are in excellent condition for it s 70+ years on earth or sea as it may be. The  The photo of the ship and of Truman on the ship and of Truman's Desk are for historical reference only.

What makes these items of particular historical reference is not only have they been used on a Official Presidential yacht during the Term of Several Presidents but Truman actual kept one of the "USS Williamsburg"  and "USS Sequoia" round nickel plated ashtrays on his desk in The Oval office. You can now see them displayed at the Truman Library's replica of President Truman's Oval Office. Now you can own a piece of history that not only might have been used by both President Truman and President Eisenhower and their guests. Also you can own one of the same items that meant enough to President Truman to take with him to The Oval Office and it was thought important enough by political historians to put them up for public display at Truman's Presidential Library

In the last 2 photos I have added you can see both the round nickel plated Williamsburg ashtray but also the matching Sequoia astray listed as being on Truman's desk while he was President.

Now you can own a true museum quality piece of Presidential History speaking not just to one but two President and one of United States few Presidential Yachts.  SOLD

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Williamsburg Presidential Yacht Ashtray

Another USS Williamsburg Presidential ashtray. This one shows more ware and age but it is still in fantastic condition for a item of its age, especial an item used on board a ship exposed to salt weather. $150.00

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A Sheet of Stationary from Truman's Plane

This is a sheet of original stationary from Truman's plane it is in excellent condition.  $25.00

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 Truman era Letter

An interesting letter from Truman's Secretary of state to a member of The House of Representatives. $25.00

 

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Dwight David Eisenhower

1953-1961

 

President Eisenhower 1953 Inaugural Medal

This is a official 19533 President Eisenhower Inaugural Medal still in original box with paperwork. $50.00

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Very Rare President  Eisenhower Gift Pen

This is a extremely hard to find and valuable President Eisenhower White House gift pen. The pen is in remarkable condition for its age. The pen is a lovely Ivory color with Dwight D Eisenhower's name printed on the side. It also amazingly come with its original box. zthis is a must have for any Ike lover or any serious Presidential Pen collectors. $1500.00

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Very Rare President Eisenhower Personal Gift

This is a very rare personal gift and personal thank you from President Eisenhower and his wife to the few friends and high level campaign workers who attended a special picnic at Eisenhower farms during President Eisenhower's first term. Ity is a Bowers Sure Fire Lighter in remarkablecondition for its age (please see photos).

 

The Lighter say

Campaign Picnic

Eisenhower Farms

September 12, 1956

The President

and

Mrs. Eisenhower

 Personal gifts such as this commemorating a specific event are far rarer and more valuable then generic Presidential Gifts. $400.00

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Rare President Eisenhower Gift Lighter

Presidential gift from President Eisenhower administration. The stamp on the bottom of the Zippo was used from 1953 to 1956 from 1953 to mid 1954 thw cases were chrome plated steel and from mid 1954 until late 1955 they were made of chrome plated brass. I tested this case withy a magnet and it was not magnetic so this lighter dates between mid 1954 to late 1955 well within President Eisenhower's first term.  The lighter is in good condition with some scratches and ware around the gold rim please see photos . it is still in great condition for its age and with some fluid and new flint you should have no trouble getting it to work if you so choice to. That's why I love the Zippo Presidential lighters they are built like tanks.

$400.00

 

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Very Rare President Eisenhower Trip Lighter

This is a rare VIP gift from President Eisenhower Presidential Cruise June 16th -18th June 1960 on board the U.S.S. Saint Paul. This cruise was for heads of state and important diplomats as  part of his Pacific Rim Tour. It left from the Philiapeans were President  Eisenhower received the Order of Sikatuna, Raja rank, the highest Philippine decoration, conferred only on heads of state.

The lighter has The presidential Seal on one side and the words

"Preidential Cruise 16-18 June 1960"

On the reverse it says

"U.S.S. Saint Paul/CA-73"

With a raised enameled shield, on which it reads "Fighting Saints" with a figure of a weapons clad figure.

The lighter has some scratches on it but it is in very nice condition for its age please see photos. This is a true museum piece.

$400.00

 

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 Very Rare Personal Invitation to fly aboard The Columbine

This is a very rare personal invitation to fly with President Eisenhower aboard his Presidential Aircraft The Columbine. This was the plane used as Air Force One during President Eisenhower's term in office before they started calling The Presidential plane Air Force One. These are very rare and this is the first one I have seen in private hands.  This one is also made out to The White House Secret Service  detail Supervisor a man who served five Presidents in his career with the Secret Service including JFK. There is some signs of age and stains on the invitation and envelope which is to be expected in an item of this type and age. $250.00

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 Deck of Cards off of The  Columbine  

This is a very rare and hard to find in any condition vintage single deck of cards off of President Eisenhower's Personal Air Force One The Columbine. This is a the rare single deck and are slightly harder to find than the double deck though both are no almost impossible to find and among the hardest of Presidential playing cards to find and with the Striking Green felt box and green backed cards with special world map Jokers and Special military aces they are among the most striking of all presidential cards. They are also the firs Air Force One cards to use the long lasting velvet boxes. This makes them perhaps the second most sought after of all Presidential cards only to the rare Truman cards and the very Rare JFK cards. These cards show very little ware for there age, The box is in very good shape and the cards themselves are in fantastic shape. $300.00

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 Deck of Matchbooks off of The  Columbine   

This is a very rare and hard to find in any condition vintage unused book of official matchbooks off of the President Eisenhower's Personal Air Force One The Columbine. SOLD

 

Rare President Eisenhower Mechanical Pencil Gift

This is a rare President Eisenhower Lucite mechanical pencil. The pencil bares President Eisenhower's name and the Republican elephant in gold.  These are very hard to find and I have only had one other in my collection in all my years of collecting. $100.00

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  Rare President Eisenhower Dinner Program with Ticket

This is a very rare and hard to find in this shape official Dinner Program for President Eisenhower. It is made by Hallmark the maker of most of the Official Large White Christmas Gift Prints. It is approximately 10" by 13".  What makes this item so special is it comes with two pull out Gift Prints One a copy of a painting of President Eisenhower in black and white and the other is a ful color print of a painting of President Lincoln done by Eisenhower himself in1953. Eisenhower was an accomplished painter and many of his painting including this one were used for the official White House Large Christmas Gift Prints. What also makes this special is it has the original unused ticket showing the cost of attending the dinner $100.00 so at my asking price of $50.00 that's a 50% savings after. The invitation is in good condition for its age unfortunately the original ticket was left paper clipped to the program causing a depression and some small rust stains shown in the photo. $50.00

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 Rare President Eisenhower's Chief of Staff Matchbook

This is an extremely rare item from The Eisenhower White House or any White House as Eisenhower was the only President to allow official White House Matchbooks to be made for top staff including Sherman Adams his Chief of Staff. All other White House matchbooks only had The President or Vice President and in very rare Case The First Lady Name on them. Ike was also the only President to ever allow to be made an official Matchbook with not only the First Lady's name on it but the chief pilot as well. No other President has ever done this making these special matchbooks very rare and collectibl
e. This book of matches is complete and unstruck and in incredible condition for it's age and has obviously be lovingly taken care of. $25.00

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Ike China Plate

Commemorative plate given by the Republican Committee as a favor to all those present at President Eisenhower's Birthday Party.

This is a lovely vintage commemorative plate honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower's first birthday in the White House, dated 14 October 1953. It is done in the Pennsylvania Dutch style, writing on the back "This Plate commemorates President Eisenhower's first birthday in the White House. The Pennsylvania Dutch symbol of the intertwined doves signifies Love and peace for which our President firmly stands." The plate is in excellent unused condition. It was made expressly for the occasion by Castleton China of New Castle, Pennsylvania. It is a limited edition
 
$100.00

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