Lot 69: ALS, as president-elect, signed "Dutch," one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, December 6, 1980. Letter to his long-time friend Lydia "Hup" MacArthur, with Reagan decorating the top of his letterhead with an original green and red felt tip doodle of a Christmas wreath, in part: "Here it is that time again to say Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. I think this time however I can understand why it seems to have sneaked up on me. Anyway I can say it is a joy to wish you a Happy Holiday Season & a very Merry Christmas." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Reagan's hand. Lydia Hupfer 'Hup' MacArthur was the widow of Pete MacArthur, program director of WOC in Davenport, Iowa. In 1932, MacArthur had given a then 21-year-old Reagan his first job as a sports announcer. They would remain friends until her passing at the age of 102 in 1995.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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