Lot 56: Warren G. Harding

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:04:32

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Lot 56: Two items: a fountain pen signature, "Sincerely yours, Warren G. Harding," on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card; and a TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, April 15, 1921, in part: "Recalling your statement as to the feelings of the King of Spain and, noting his report of the inquiry as given to you by the Secretary of the Navy, I am disposed to render a verdict like that of our famous old character, out in Ohio, the immortal 'J.N.,' who always referred to the Civil War by saying 'both were wrong and both right.'" The card is in fine condition, with trivial foxing and soiling; and some slight foxing and soiling, a light uniform block of toning from previous display, and mounting remnants to the reverse of the letter, otherwise fine condition. The signature is accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, addressed in Harding's own hand, with some brushing to the ink. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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