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Lot #209: Certificate That Accompanied Arthur Ashe's Presidential Medal of Freedom -- Signed by Bill Clinton as President With Rare ''William J. Clinton'' Signature


Arthur Ashe's Presidential Medal of Freedom citation signed by Bill Clinton as President. Clinton honored Ashe posthumously with the United States' highest civilian honor, signing ''William J. Clinton'' at the lower right. Document, dated 20 June 1993 reads in part, ''Arthur Ashe's extraordinary accomplishments in tennis and philanthropy and human rights were matched only by the elegance with which he pursued each of them...The United States honors this deeply moral man...'' Measures 14'' x 11''. Stately certificate in near fine condition is tucked into a blue leather portfolio lined in cream silk moire. Some scratches and creases to exterior, else near fine. With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,493
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:32