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Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia & Mamie Eisenhower Memorabilia Sells for Big Dollars

To auction, buy or sell Dwight Eisenhower autographs, Dwight Eisenhower letters, Dwight Eisenhower memorabilia or anything of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, please contact NateDSanders.com at (310) 440-2982 or Nate@NateDSanders.com.

Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia

Dwight Eisenhower memorabilia is very collectible.  Anything from World War II.  Anything from his Presidency.  In fact, anything, period.  A Dwight Eisenhower hat or patch could sell for as high as $20,000.  His letters to Mamie are worth at least $1,250 each at the moment.  Here are various Dwight Eisenhower memorabilia items & some Mamie Eisenhower memorabilia items that we have sold before:

Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Pink Silk Evening Bag — With Handwritten Note From Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Given to the First Lady on the Eisenhower’s Trip to India in 1959

Stunning pink silk evening bag gifted to First Lady Mamie Eisenhower during President Eisenhower’s historic 1959 visit to India as part of a seven-nation tour designed to help dispel international doubts on the U.S.’s commitment to peace. Rectangular clutch has ornate circular bead pattern in shades of pink with decorated handle and matching beaded belt. Interior of purse has handwritten note from Indira Gandhi, reading, “With best wishes / Indira Gandhi / 12-12-59”, along with printed note, “With the compliments of Mrs. Indira Gandhi” and accompanying envelope addressed to Mrs. Eisenhower. Card measures 8.5″ x 5.25″ x 1.25″. Purse measures 8.5″ x 5.25″ x 1.25″, fitted in a custom-made red velvet case. Purse has some wear from use, including slight discoloration where one would carry it, and a non-functioning clasp just on one side. Overall very good condition. With provenance from Sotheby’s.  Sold for $12,500.

Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia

Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Pink Silk Evening Bag — With Handwritten Note From Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Given to the First Lady on the Eisenhower’s Trip to India in 1959

Famously Stylish First Lady Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Peach Ostrich Feather Hat, Gloves and Shoes

Mamie Eisenhower personally owned clothing. Lot is exemplary of her signature style, comprising: (1) ostrich feather hat in dark peach by Laddie Northridge of New York, (2) long gloves in the same color, measuring 10” in length, (3) pink closed toe pump shoes in size 6.5” B X959 / AA heel and marked on the liner, ”Made Expressly for Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower”. Housed in an A.S. Beck Cameo Room box. Accessories are accompanied by a red leather traveling frame featuring a heart-shaped opening with a photograph of Mamie’s husband, President Eisenhower. Measures 6.25” x 2.75”. Items are near fine. With a handwritten LOA reading in full, ”October 26, 1984 / To Raleigh / The salmon color gloves and hat were owned and worn by the First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower at the White House. I served the Eisenhowers for eight years. / Wilma H. Holness / 42-74”.  Sold for $10,208.

Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia

Famously Stylish First Lady Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Peach Ostrich Feather Hat, Gloves and Shoes

Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse — Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower’s Historic Trip to India in 1959 — With a Note Card From Indira Gandhi

Exquisite gold beaded evening purse gifted to First Lady Mamie Eisenhower by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during President Eisenhower’s historic 1959 visit to India as part of a seven-nation tour designed to help dispel international doubts on the U.S.’s commitment to peace. Purse is accompanied by a printed card reading, ”With the compliments of Mrs. Indira Gandhi”, in an envelope typed ”Mrs. Eisenhower”. Clutch purse has ornate beaded design with interior label that reads, ”Genuine Gold & Silver Thread / Jagat Narain & Sons / New Delhi, India”, and comes with a booklet about the company, as well a a custom box. Short strap has same design. Clutch purse measures 9.75” x 6” x 1.75”. Near fine condition. With provenance from Sotheby’s.  Sold for $7,500.

Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia

Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse — Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower’s Historic Trip to India in 1959 — With a Note Card From Indira Gandhi

Dwight Eisenhower WWII Letter to His Wife Denying Affair — ”…So Life [Magazine] says my old London driver came down! So she did…I doubt that Life told that…I’ve no emotional involvements…”

Dwight Eisenhower autograph letter signed from Europe during WWII. Dating his letter simply Tuesday, 2 March he writes to his wife Mamie. It reads in part: ”…My darling: What a morning! Two fine long letters from you…You told about…pulling out numbers for blood donors and signing an article for New Yorker. Also you spoke of a uniform. What it is I don’t know – but I can tell you this; if you’ve gone into a uniform of any kind for any kind of war under my admiration for you is even greater than before. All through this publicity storm you’ve been tops – sensible, considerate and modest. But your example in showing the women of America how definitely they must get down to brass tacks in this thing is marvellous. God – how I wish I could help make all Americans feel the deadly seriousness of this task. You are all that any man could ask as a partner and a sweetheart. So Life [Magazine] says my old London driver came down! So she did – but the big reason she wanted to serve in this theater is that she is terribly in love with a young American Colonel and is to be married to him come June – assuming both are alive. I doubt that Life told that. But I tell you only so that if anyone is banal and foolish enough to lift an eyebrow at an old duffer such as I am in connection with WAACS – Red Cross workers – nurses & drivers – you will know that I’ve no emotional involvements and will have none. Ordinarily I don’t try to think of all the details surrounding my existence when I write to you – they are all unimportant compared to the real things I like to talk to you about. And, by the way, my own driver is a Sergeant Drye!…I do hope you take the Florida trip, I’m sure you’d enjoy it…I just don’t have the time to write long hard letters – you are the only person in the world to whom I send them…some day we can go over those letters together (if you’re saving them) and that will be a lot of fun, because we’ll say ‘That’s when we were big shots.’ Then we’ll chuckle! Darling…in case I haven’t said it before in this letter, and you have any interest in the matter (you’d better!!!) – I love you – only…Always your Ike / P.S. I’m not astonished at the price for the robe – it is a beauty.” Eisenhower allegedly fell in love with with his female driver, Kay Summersby, while serving in Europe during the war. 4pp. letter on ruled stationery measures 8” x 10.5”. Near fine.  Sold for $6,083.

Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia

Dwight Eisenhower WWII Letter to His Wife Denying Affair — ”…So Life [Magazine] says my old London driver came down! So she did…I doubt that Life told that…I’ve no emotional involvements…”

Dwight Eisenhower Letter as Supreme Commander of the Allies: ”…the soldier sees things that…are far more terrifying and disagreeable…” — 1944

Dwight D. Eisenhower typed letter signed as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. Dated 6 November 1944 on ”Allied Expeditionary Force / Office of the Supreme Commander” stationery, it is addressed to Eisenhower’s brother, and reads in full: ”Dear Edgar: I enjoyed the note you wrote at home because you didn’t have time to dictate it at the office. Unquestionably any soldier would agree with almost any cynical philosophy you might care to develop respecting the ‘progress’ of a civilization that allows itself to get plunged into a world war every quarter of a century. The mistake that people like yourself make is in assuming that the soldier — and I mean the professional — likes it. There may be an occasional saddist [sic] or self-styled Napoleon that looks forward to such a catastrophe, but such people would be as common in civil life as in the armed forces. The average soldier hates it probably a lot more than you do. You may see civil liberties curtailed, and developments with the governmental structure that are hard to bear, but the soldier sees things that, if not more terrible in their ultimate consequences, are far more terrifying and disagreeable in the immediate reactions they create. Enough of that — all I am trying to say is that neither John nor I like war any more than you do. Recently I had a note from the ‘Cowboy.’ It was written on my birthday. I will send him an acknowledgment very soon. I envy your weekly golf day. Such things are so far in the past for me that I cannot even recall anything you do except at the end of the game…” Signed ”Ike”. Letter measures 8” x 10.5” on one page. Minor creasing in spots, else near fine.  Sold for $5,630.

Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia

Eisenhower Letter as Supreme Commander of the Allies: ”…the soldier sees things that…are far more terrifying and disagreeable…” — 1944

Pair of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s General’s Stars — Gifted to Brigadier General Madelyn Parks by Mamie Eisenhower — With an Autograph Letter Signed by the First Lady

General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s pair of General Stars, awarded on 27 March 1942 and later gifted to Brigadier General Madelyn Parks by Mamie Eisenhower, as she became Mamie’s personal nurse later in life. Stars are elegantly framed to a royal blue mat with an autograph letter signed by Mamie to Parks, dated 18 September 1975. Reads in full: ”Dear General Parks – In going over some of General Eisenhower’s insignia the other day I came across these stars he had worn. Thought you might like them as extras. I too was happy! Could be in Washington for your ceremony. Best of luck. Fondly, Mamie Eisenhower”. Also with an LOA from General Park’s niece. Stars measure 1” each. Near fine condition.  Sold for $4,570.

Dwight Eisenhower Memorabilia

Pair of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s General’s Stars — Gifted to Brigadier General Madelyn Parks by Mamie Eisenhower — With an Autograph Letter Signed by the First Lady

To auction, buy or sell Dwight Eisenhower autographs, Dwight Eisenhower letters, Dwight Eisenhower memorabilia or anything of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, please contact NateDSanders.com at (310) 440-2982 or Nate@NateDSanders.com.

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