Ronald Reagan Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Ronald Reagan collectibles and memorabilia are items relating to the 40th President of the United States.

Brief history/biography

Ronald Reagan was born on February 6th, 1911 and died on June 5th, 2004.

Reagan was the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, and also a successful film and television actor before pursuing politics. (Some of the many notable films Reagan acted in include Kings Row (1942), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Love is on the Air (1937), and The Killers (1964), to name a few.

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

Sotheby's in New York sold Reagan's costume from Sante Fe Trail for $7,170 in December of 2002.

Artwork

Wittlin & Serfer Auctioneers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida sold a portrait of Reagan by Andy Warhol for $21,000 in June of 2008.

Clark's Fine Art & Auctioneers Inc. in Sherman Oaks, California sold another Warhol portrait of Reagan for $25,000 in November of 2007.

Sotheby's in London sold another copy of Warhol's portrait of Reagan for £18,600 in March of 2005.

Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California sold a drawing by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain of Ronald Reagan for $12,000 in August of 2004.

Wittlin & Serfer Auctioneers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida sold a signed portrait of Reagan by Warhol for $18,000 in May of 2010.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, Illinois sold another Warhol portrait of Reagan for $14,000 in December of 2006.

Christie's in New York sold another copy of Warhol's portrait of Reagan for $22,500 in October of 2010, and another copy of the same portrait which was also signed by Andy Warhol for $57,360 in November of 2002.

Documents

Sotheby's in New York sold a signed letter written by Reagan to Major-General Richard Rohmer (circa 1989) for $6,250 in June of 2008.

Early American History Auctions in Rancho Sante Fe, California sold 17-page Reagan speech (circa 1968) with hand corrections about the recent assassination of Robert Kennedy for $15,000 in August of 2004.

Christie's in New York sold a personal autographed letter written by Reagan to Mr. Grenier (circa 1979) for $14,400 in May of 2007, another autographed letter written by Reagan to Dr. William Coleman on White House stationery (circa 1985) for $26,290 in June of 2004, and an autographed rough draft of one of Reagan's speeches which he delivered in June of 1968 when he was Governor of California for $11,750 in March of 2002.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a personal handwritten Reagan letter (circa 1977) for $18,000, two signed Reagan letters (circa 1970) which were typed on State of California Governor's Office stationery for $12,500, and a personal handwritten letter by Reagan (circa 1979) for $11,000 in October of 2011.

Sotheby's in New York sold an autographed letter written by Reagan on White House stationery (circa 1985) for $14,400 in December of 2001.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was signed, owned or used by Reagan when he was President is considered to be valuable, but not necessarily the most rare, while letters and/or personal messages written by Reagan on official White House stationery are considered to be both rare and valuable.

Restoration of an authentic letter written by Reagan is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Reagan-related memorabilia, visit www.loriferber.com, www.thepresidentialcandidates.us/ronald-reagan-memorabilia or www.reaganfoundation.org.

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