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Often Forged, Also Often Signed by His Secretaries, a John F. Kennedy Autograph is Expensive

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John F Kennedy Autograph

With a John F Kennedy autograph, a novice and most experts won’t know a real one from a fake one.  Too many John F Kennedy autograph items are forged and the same problem for secretarially signed John F Kennedy autograph items.  One book from the 1960’s delves into a John F. Kennedy autograph in depth:

“The Robot That Helped to Make a President: A Reconnaissance into the Mysteries of the John F Kennedy Autograph” by Charles Hamilton

This John F Kennedy autograph analysis book now costs over $200 to obtain.  Reprints of this book were made in mass in the 1990’s though.

Here at NateDSanders.com, of course, all we sell are authentically signed John F Kennedy autograph items.  Here are a few John F Kennedy autograph items we have sold and their prices.  We can obtain up to these prices or more for your John F Kennedy autograph items — please email Nate@NateDSanders.com.

John F Kennedy Autograph on a 1944 PT-109 Document

Historically significant John F Kennedy autograph World War II document regarding torpedo boat training, after his command of PT-109, the torpedo boat that was hit by a Japanese destroyer in 1943. Dated 1 March 1944, Lieutenant Kennedy signs a military “Report of Compliance With Orders” at the “Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center” after the famed PT-109 affair that distinguished Kennedy as a war hero and set the stage for his future political career. Beautifully signed in bold black ink, “John F. Kennedy.” Framed and matted with a photograph of JFK in uniform and a plaque. Very early John F Kennedy autograph.  Measures 22″ x 20″ overall. Fine condition.  Sold for $14,670.

John F Kennedy Autograph John F. Kennedy DS 1944 PT-109

John F Kennedy Autograph on a 1944 PT-109 Document. Click to enlarge.

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John F. Kennedy Handwritten Speech

On 30 April 1957, a special five-man Senate committee headed by 38 year-old freshmen Senator John Kennedy chose five “outstanding” senators of the past after almost two years of study. The committee names John Calhoun, Henry Clay, Robert LaFollette, Robert Taft and Daniel Webster. Pictures of these exceptional senators would eventually be placed in a Senate reception area. On March 12, 1959, the unveiling of the portraits took place. This lot contains a colossal amount of handwritten notations on 29 pages from Kennedy for the speech or for notes regarding the five outstanding senators. At the 1959 unveiling ceremony, Kennedy reminded his audience that these long-dead senators were controversial figures in their day. Their own colleagues might not have been as quick as later generations to induct them into a senatorial hall of fame. Kennedy reported that one contemporary said of Henry Clay, “He is a bad man, an imposter, a creator of wicked schemes.” Who made those remarks? None other than Clay’s fellow honoree, John C. Calhoun. Enjoying the audience’s appreciative laughter, Kennedy continued, “On the other hand, who was it who said that Calhoun was a rigid fanatic, ambitious, selfishly partisan and a sectional …turncoat,’ with …too much genius and too little common sense,’ who would either die a traitor or a madman? Henry Clay, of course.” Kennedy then concluded his joking references to the Great Triumvirate with the help of a quote by John Quincy Adams, who viewed with alarm “the gigantic intellect, the envious temper, the ravenous ambition, and the rotten heart of Daniel Webster.” When Senator Kennedy announced his committee’s selections, he expressed frustration over the exclusion from the list of his three personal favorites. If the decision had been entirely up to him, he told his audience, the Senate Reception Room would include Webster, Taft, and Norris, along with Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut and Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. As an outlet for the frustration of passing over these and other strong candidates, the committee included in its final report the names of fifteen other senators. “Perhaps some future committee of the Senate, meeting at some future date, will find occasion to honor additional names.” These 29 pages have thousands of words in Kennedy’s hand, mostly illegible to the common eye, but worthy of further deciphering from a Kennedy handwriting expert. Also included are two original Government printed booklets regarding detailing of the unveiling, and a typed letter from another Senator to Kennedy dated just days before the unveiling about the Proceedings booklet mentioned above. (Similar to John F. Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed). Sold for $10,408.

John F Kennedy Autograph

John F Kennedy Handwritten Speech. Click to enlarge.

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John F. Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed to Edward R. Murrow

Autograph letter signed on “Senator John F. Kennedy” letterhead. JFK writes to “Eddie”, Edward R. Murrow, the famed broadcaster, “Many thanks for your very kind statement on ‘Starring the Editors’ this evening. I appreciated it very much. I think the program is an excellent one – and it seems to be holding up an increasingly large audience. With best wishes / Cordially / John Kennedy / December 1st.” One page, written on both sides in bold blue felt-tipped pen; three fold creases, otherwise spotless. 8″ x 10.5″. Sold for $6,463.

John F Kennedy Autograph

John F Kennedy Autograph Letter. Click to enlarge.

John F Kennedy Autograph

John F Kennedy Autograph Letter. Click to enlarge.

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John F. Kennedy Letter Signed as President, Regarding Civil Rights — ”…the standards of nondiscrimination set forth by our Constitution…” — With Autograph Postscript by JFK & PSA COA

John F Kennedy autograph on a typed letter ”John Kennedy” as President, who here faces a delicate Civil Rights issue early in his Presidency. On White House stationery dated 28 March 1961, JFK writes to New Jersey Congressman Hugh J. Addonizio, who had written the President two weeks earlier when one of his constituents, a black woman, was denied lodging in South Carolina while attending the Civil War Centennial Commission. Kennedy writes, ”Thank you for your letter of March 14th in connection with the Civil War Centennial Commission’s Assembly scheduled for April 11 and 12. I want you to know that I wrote the Chairman of the Centennial Commission on March 14th requesting that the Commission, as an official body of the United States Government, take action assuring that the arrangements for its Assembly meet the standards of nondiscrimination set forth by our Constitution. I agree with you that it is contrary to public policy for agencies and officials of the United States Government to sponsor meetings where the members may be discriminated against in any way by reason of their color or race.” Kennedy finishes the letter by adding a handwritten postscript, ”the matter now seems to be better.” However, according to an article in the 6 May 1961 edition of ”The Richmond Afro-American” entitled ”What It’s All About,” Kennedy’s request was apparently rebuffed: ”…Russia successfully put a man in outer space at the same time that America unsuccessfully tried to get a colored woman in a South Carolina hotel…” the article reads. Instead, a Confederate flag was raised at the South Carolina State House during the event. Single-page letter measures 7.25” x 10.25”. In near fine condition with just a smudge to the end of Kennedy’s note. Transmittal note from the White House Mail Room is stapled to the upper left corner. From the family of Congressman Addonizio’s secretary M.M. Sullivan. With a COA from PSA/DNA certifying the John F Kennedy autograph as authentic.  Sold for $5,000.

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John F. Kennedy International Extradition Document Signed as President During The Last Year of His Life — Scarce — With PSA/DNA COA

Very scarce John F Kennedy autograph on extradition orders as President in 1963. International extradition document is signed boldly ”John F Kennedy” in black ink. Fugitive Dave L. Burggraf was accused of robbery in California and apprehended in Italy. Packet includes California extradition papers, an FBI teletype, a copy of the telegram sent to Italian National Police and a Los Angeles Sheriff’s department photo of Burggraf. The form signed by Kennedy is counter-signed by George W. Ball as acting Secretary of State. Complete stapled packet runs 14pp. Signed page bears a large white seal and measures 10.5” x 14.5”. Toning, dampstaining to Ball’s signature and a tear to the right edge, overall very good condition. The only such extradition order we have seen with a President John F Kennedy autograph. Accompanied by a PSA/DNA COA certifying the John F Kennedy as authentic.  Sold for $4,061.

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John F. Kennedy Autograph Biography — Rare Title Signed by the President — With PSA/DNA COA

John F Kennedy autograph on the biography of him published the year of his Presidential election, ”John Kennedy: A Political Profile” by James MacGregor Burns. Harcourt, Brace, and Co.: New York: 1960. The front free endpaper is signed with blue ballpoint pen. Runs 309pp. and measures 5.5” x 8.25”. Toning, creasing and some tears to dustjacket edges, else near fine. With slipcase and PSA/DNA COA stating that the John F Kennedy autograph as authentic.  Sold for $3,691.

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John F. Kennedy 8” x 10” Signed Photo as U.S. Senator — Year Before He Was Elected President — With PSA/DNA COA

Very rare photo with a John F Kennedy autograph while serving his second term as Senator from Massachusetts. JFK inscribes and signs this engaging photo in black ink: ”To Frank Minarik and the members of the Democratic Committee – Pima County — with every good wish / John Kennedy / 1959”. Pima County, Arizona is where Minarik was active in the Democratic Party and had been a delegate to the 1952 Democratic National Convention. 8” x 10” semi-matte photo has been trimmed slightly on the right side and shows light soiling. A small spot of white-out appears above Kennedy’s head, not very noticeable as it blends in with the background color. Kennedy’s writing is still bold and strong. Dark John F Kennedy autograph.  Overall in very good condition and accompanied by a PSA/DNA COA attesting that the John F Kennedy autograph is authentic.  Sold for $3,691.

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John F. Kennedy Signed Copy of ”The White House” as President — Also Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy

Rare copy of ”The White House” with John F Kennedy autograph. and Jackie Kennedy autograph as President and First Lady. Published by The White House Historical Association: Washington, D.C.: 1962. Upon the title page, Jackie inscribes, ”For Sam Sulliman / with appreciation / Jacqueline Kennedy / Christmas 1962”, with John F Kennedy autograph, ”John Kennedy”. Sam Sulliman was a U.S. Secret Service agent for over 20 years, and appears in the infamous photo of LBJ being sworn in as President aboard Air Force One. Softcover book is profusely illustrated throughout, running 132pp. Measures 6.75” x 10”. Light wear to spine, otherwise near fine.  Sold for $3,438.

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John F. Kennedy Signed ”Profiles in Courage” — With PSA/DNA COA

John F. Kennedy autograph in a copy of ”Profiles in Courage.” Cardinal edition published by Pocket Books, Inc.: New York: 1957. He pens ”To Tom Walker – a good Democrat / With very best wishes / John Kennedy” in blue ink inside the front cover. This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography chronicles eight U.S. Senators who withstood political repercussions in championing causes they believed in. Paperback book measures 4” x 6.5” and runs 231 pages. Toning, paper loss to spine and chip to backstrip. Very good condition. Bold John F Kennedy autograph. Accompanied by PSA/DNA COA stating that the John F Kennedy autograph is authentic.  Sold for $3,049.

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John F. Kennedy Letter Signed as President — Sent to DC Police Chief: ”…You and the members of your department have been very kind and thoughtful to us…” — With University Archives COA

John F. Kennedy autograph on a typed letter on 18 December 1962, thanking Washington DC Police Chief Robert V. Murray for his service in the wake of the Cuban missile crisis and Civil Rights demonstrations of that year. Upon White House stationery, letter reads, ”Dear Chief Murray / I want you to know how much I appreciate your many courtesies to me and the members of my staff during the past year. You and the members of your department have been extremely kind and thoughtful to us. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season…John Kennedy autograph”. Letter measures 6.75” x 9”, framed to 33.5” x 21.5” and weighing 9 lbs., 4 oz. Near fine. With a COA by John Reznikoff of University Archives certifying the John F Kennedy autograph.  Sold for $2,420.

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John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed From 1954 as a Young Congressman — With PSA/DNA COA

John F. Kennedy autograph on a typed letter as Senator from Massachusetts. Dated 21 April 1954, letter on JFK’s Senate stationery reads, ”Dear Mr. Coltin: I am very sorry to be so long in writing, but your letter in regard to Mr. Joseph Markham was apparently lost in the mails and has just now come to my attention. I am enclosing herewith the letter to Mr. Markham as you suggest. With every good wish, Sincerely yours, [signed in black ink] John F. Kennedy”. Dark John F Kennedy autograph. Single-page letter measures 8” x 10.5”. Near fine. With PSA/DNA COA certifying the John F Kennedy autograph as authentic.  Sold for $1,563.

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Please let us know if you have a John F Kennedy autograph for sale. Top dollar obtained for yourJohn F Kennedy autograph.

Types of John F Kennedy autograph examples:

John F Kennedy autograph cut from a document or letter

John F Kennedy autograph on a book

John F Kennedy autograph letter signed

John F Kennedy autograph on a photo

John F Kennedy autograph on a Presidential appointment document

John F Kennedy autograph on his check

John F Kennedy autograph on a photo

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