POC: Paula Hantman, Hantman's Auctioneers
TELE: (301) 770-3720/EMAIL:
Date: April 23, 2004
Potomac, Maryland,.


Potomac, Maryland, April 23/PRnewswire. Political memorabilia belonging to one of the most beloved and respected 20th century international statesmen, New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, will provide a rare opportunity for historians and collectors alike to view and bid on his vast collection of historical memorabilia that spans a 50 year government career.

Part one of his political memorabilia will be auctioned by Hantman's Auctioneers, Rockville, Maryland, in a Live Gallery and eBay Simulcast Auction of 18th-20th century American, European and Asian antiques and decorations. The property will be on public exhibition prior to the sale.

This auction coincides with the retrospective of Senator Moynihan's life currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York.

The 162 Moynihan lots include autographed letters to Moynihan from American Presidents, Members of Congress, heads of state, celebrities, writers, artists and journalists; Presidential signing pens, appointment certificates, signed and inscribed photographs, posters and books.

Other highlights include a newly discovered Matisse drawing, Tete de Feme, dated 1931, and a Winslow Homer drawing, Boy in a Blackberry Patch, dated 1873, both consigned by a Philadelphia school artist now in his nineties. Cotton Pickers, by American artist, William Aiken Walker, will also be sold.

On May 15, Hantman's will sell the Robert L. White estate historical and political memorabilia collection. White, world renowned John F. Kennedy collector whose Kennedy collection was on permanent display at the Florida International Museum for five years, also collected heavily in other areas.

This auction contains his non-Kennedy memorabilia and is expected to draw collectors nationwide due to his reputation.

Notable lots include a: 1939 Wuthering Heights Oscar, dish and spoon rescued from the Titanic by a survivor, massive Iwo Jima collection, 1895-1936 Savile Row client register with 12,000-15,000 signatures of period statesmen, inventors, international industry moguls, writers, artists, etc.

Abraham Lincoln memorabilia includes a blood stained towel fragment used by Lincoln's first attending physician after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Another lot contains documents signed by Lincoln and by JFK.

Other highlights include: Emmys, autographed Hollywood, historical, space and sports photographs and letters; 19th century hotel registers, several with signatures of civil war officers, generals and political figures; a Clara Barton collection, an American flag collection (Civil War-Korean War, many flown on historic U.S. battleships).

For information, catalog purchase or viewing visit, or call (301) 770-3720.

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