White House Presidential memorabilia goes for sale from private collection
The 57th quadrennial United State Presidential election in which incumbent President Barack Obama is running for a second and final term, is to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. And, perfectly coinciding with election season, the auctioneer Great Gatsby’s, is offering an expansive single-owner private collection of White House Presidential, First Lady and First Family mementos, gifts and memorabilia. This massive collection described as a historical timeline of 20th century White House history, was actually acquired by Mr. Bonner Arrington, who was a carpenter at the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the U.S. for a total of 33 years, from President Harry Truman through the Ronald Reagan Administrations. Out of all the presidential memorabilia being offered on auction by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery in Atlanta, on Friday October 12th, the highlights include ‘The Resolute Desk’ which is a handcrafted and hand carved replica of the desk from Oval Office, President Trumans inauguration invitation from 1949, original signed photos of President Harry Truman and First Lady Bess Truman, and Vice President George Bush, President John Kennedy, to name a few.
The Resolute Desk, which is a handcrafted and hand carved solid mahogany replica of the Presidential desk that sits in the Oval Office. Made to exact specifications from the original, the desk has been crafted and consigned to auctioneer Great Gatsby’s by the same artisans who crafted this desk for the Ronal Reagan, the 40th President of the U.S., Carter and George H. Bush Presidential Libraries.
Some of the other memorabilia offered on sale includes the monogrammed diaper pin belonging to John F. Kennedy Jr., the mementos from The White House weddings of Tricia Nixon and Lynda Johnson.
Also, we have earlier seen the sale offering of memorabilia associated with U.S Presidents’ including George Washington’s personal Constitution for $3 million, Abraham Lincoln’s letter showing his attempts at compensated emancipation, and the American historical memorabilia, besides the sale of 1823 printing of the Declaration of Independence for $597,500.