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Kennedy, Robert F.
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
63
Kennedy, Robert F.
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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The White House Years of Robert S. McNamara

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Kennedy, Robert F.
A group of 4 lucite paperweights presented to Robert S. McNamara by Robert and Ethel Kennedy, two of circular shape (3 in.; 75 mm in diameter), one rectangular (3 x 3 3/4 in.; 75 x 100 mm), and one triangular solid (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.; 70 x 73 mm), each bearing RFK's initials,  three containing quotations by RFK and JFK,  the triangular solid containing a mineral sample from Mt. Kennedy, one of the circular paperweights is dated 1968, the other is inscribed in Mrs. Kennedy's Hand "With thanks | Ethel"; the rectangular paperweight is dated 1966, the triangular solid is inscribed "March 22-25, 1965 R.S. McN from RFK.'; the 1968 circular weight with numerous surface scratches.
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Catalogue Note

"Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and say, 'Why not?'" Three paperweights with inspirational quotations by RFK and JFK. The fourth paperweight contains a mineral sample from Mount Kennedy, which is a peak in the Saint Elias Mountains in Yukon, Canada. After the assassination of President Kennedy, it was the highest peak in North America that that had not yet been climbed and was named in his honor.

Its first ascent was in 1965 by RFK, with a party of experienced mountaineers sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Upon reaching the summit, Kennedy left some of his brother's PT-boat tie clips, a copy of his brother's Inaugural Presidential Address, and a John F. Kennedy medallion.

The White House Years of Robert S. McNamara

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New York