Lot 85: Assistant White House Press Secretary Malcolm Kilduff's personally-owned and -used green vinyl souvenir document portfolio case, 15 x 11, gilt-stamped on the front with an Irish harp and text in English and Gaelic, reading: "Visit of President Kennedy to Ireland June 1963." The portfolio contains a single pocket with a plastic zippered closure beneath the flap. Scattered marks, dings, and soiling from use, otherwise fine condition. Originates from the estate of Malcolm Kilduff and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Erik L. Dorr. Kilduff was the ranking press secretary on the tragic trip to Dallas, and is best remembered for announcing the death of the president. A similar example was one of four inner portfolios in Kennedy's black alligator briefcase at the time of his assassination, now held in the National Archives.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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