Description

    A John F. Kennedy-Owned Baseball and Stand with Related Books

    PROVENANCE (baseball and stand):
    Evelyn Lincoln, Personal Secretary to President Kennedy;
    Robert L. White Collection;
    Acquired from the above.

    Property from the Estate of Charles Schalebaum

    Lot comprising:
    JFK-owned baseball and stand, baseball signed by Jimmy Piersall of the Boston Red Sox;
    Beginning Spanish book in dustcover, signed to interior John F. Kennedy, 624 Mayfield Ave, Standord California;
    Do you Know Labor? book in dustcover, inscribed to interior, John F. Kennedy;
    Presidential Art Medal book with 18 bronze medals spanning Washington to US Grant;

    Note: The signature to the book on the left (Do you know Labor?) may be an identification written in another hand. The signature to the book to the right (Beginning Spanish) has been traced in another hand, over the original red ink.

    The baseball comes with a letter from Evelyn Lincoln, personal secretary to JFK, stating that the baseball was autographed for JFK when he was a United States Senator by Jimmy Piersall of the Boston Red Sox.

    The stand comes with a letter from Evelyn Lincoln, personal secretary to JFK, stating that the stand was on President Kennedy's desk in the Oval Office on several occasions and was used to hold various baseballs.


    Condition Report*:

    Foxing and toning to pages, rubbing to baseball and signature, stand with rust spotting and wear, with wear commensurate with age and use.

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    September, 2017
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