POC: Paula Hantman, Hantman’s Auctioneers
TELE: (301) 770-3720/EMAIL:
Date: June 30, 2003


Potomac, Maryland, June 3/PRnewswire. The “Kennedy Mystique” continues with the July 19th auction of two large private collections of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed documents, personal artifacts, and White House and political memorabilia consigned by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ Personal Secretary, Mary Barelli Gallagher, author of My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy, and Personal Attendant, Providencia Paredes.

These exciting collections will be sold outside Manhattan by Hantman’s Auctioneers in conjunction with Second Story Books on July 19th at 9:00 a.m. in a live gallery auction and simultaneously in real time on eBay. The fully illustrated color catalog can be viewed now on-line at

Articles of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy’s clothing include JFK’s Navy-issue boxer shorts, suit, dress shirts and tuxedo, and Jackie’s daytime and eveningwear (nightgowns to evening gowns) by American and European designers. Personal accessories range from cigarettes, lighters, lipsticks and toiletries, to Jackie’s bathing suits and sleeping cap.

Historical highlights include John F. Kennedy’s personal black notebook containing 25 pages of reminders, notes and fragmentary speech drafts from his 1960 Presidential campaign; two limited edition copies of Kennedy’s Inaugural Address with dedicatory inscriptions by President Kennedy; a leather-bound copy of “John F. Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede” (privately printed for Jacqueline Kennedy for the 1965 dedicatory ceremony with HRH Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries) with Jacqueline Kennedy’s note; and correspondence from Jacqueline, John Jr. and Caroline Kennedy.

Kennedy collectors will also find original unpublished and other personal Kennedy photographs, many inscribed by White House photographers Cecil Stoughton, R. L. Knudsen and fashion photographer Richard Avedon; an original painting of Senator John F. Kennedy holding a scroll with an inscription by JFK on the scroll; 1960 Presidential campaign memorabilia; Kennedy Inaugural sterling silver pen and pencil sets; JFK memorial items; and books inscribed by and to the Kennedy family.

Hantman’s will auction the collections at 128 American Road, Morris Plains New Jersey. The public can inspect the property during a four-day exhibition on Sunday, July13, 12:00-6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 16, 10:00-5:00 pm, Thursday, July 17, 12:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday, July 19, 8:00-9:00 pm. For more information, call (301) 770-3720 or email Hantman’s at

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