Lot 9028: John Kennedy, Jr. Silver Hairbrush and Comb Gift

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2017-05-02 11:49:51

Lot 9028

Charming sterling silver baby hairbrush and comb set gifted to President-elect John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy upon the birth of their son John F. Kennedy, Jr., on November 25, 1960. The brush and comb are presented in the original Web Sterling Creation display box with satin lining. The oval brush measures 1.75 x 2.75, and the comb measures 4.5 x 1, with a silver top edge. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mary Barelli Gallagher, the secretary to Senator John F. Kennedy and then later to First Lady Jackie Kennedy, in part: "This baby gift is one of the many gifts that had arrived daily to the home of President–Elect and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, 3307 N St. N. W., Georgetown, Washington, D.C. on the occasion of John Jr.'s Birth…Mrs. Kennedy would ask that I prepare a letter of thanks to the sender for her to sign, and this is one of the gifts that she offered me to take home. I donated the vast majority of these gifts to various charities, others I gave away to friends, relatives, etc., keeping the more interesting ones, such as this, for myself."

Estimate: $500-700

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