Lot 398. President Kennedy Limited Edition Commemorative Coin Set with a Donjo Sculpture. Donjo is widely recognized for his portrait, fairy tale character and endangered species sculptures consistent with surrealism, realism and fantasy art styles. His sculptures depicting endangered marine life are especially popular. For this commemorative display, Donjo used his talent to create a bronze sculpture presenting a profile of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the U.S. The sculpture is professionally framed to 16” x 13” with two Kennedy half dollars, one of them from 1964 when the coins were made of 90 percent silver. Both are plated in 24 karat gold. According to the Certificate of Authenticity, the gold-plated filigree bezels that surround the coins contain “a total of 10 genuine rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.” The wood (poplar) frame shows some tiny chips and scratches. The contents are nm-m to mint. As many of 2,000 of these commemoratives were created for each U.S. state; according to the COA, this example represents Nevada.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 399. 50+ Washington, D.C. Souvenirs: China Plates, Salt Shakers, and Other Display Items. Most of these items display a color image of a D.C. landmark. 1. 11” circular tray with the U.S. Capitol in the center surrounded by five other landmarks; light edge wear, vg+ to ex. 2. 10” plate for the Presidential Arms Hotel, vg-ex. 3. 10” Capsco fold-rimmed souvenir plate with early 1800s dancers and a musician in the center. 4. 9” Edwin Knowles plate showing cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument. 5-6. Two 8” plates from the same series, one showing the White House, and the other, the U.S. Capitol. 7. Old English Staffordshire Ware plate, U.S. Capitol. 8. 7” vintage “The Capitol” plate, light crazing throughout, vg-ex. 9-11. Three 6” plates from the same series, the Capitol, the White House and Mount Vernon, brown on dark yellow, gold rim, ex+. 12. J&C Bavaria, 6”, gold rim, Congressional Library. 13. U.S. Capitol, 5.5” plate, U.S. Capitol in color, gold and white rim in a leaf design, made to be displayed on a wall. 14. U.S. Capitol, 3.25”, blue & white, for wall display. 15. Artwork of Jimmy Carter, “39th President,” on a 7” plate. CANDY DISH: 16. Scalloped edges, U.S. Capitol surrounded by 10 landmarks. ASH TRAYS: 17. U.S. Capitol, unusual design, 5.25” x 3.5”, made in Germany, wear on gold rim, otherwise ex. 18. White House, 4.25”. 19. Paul Young’s Restaurant, 5”. 20. Place Vendome Restaurant Francais, 3.75” x 4.75”. 21. The Hay-Adams, 4”. 22. Channel Inn, 4”. SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS: 23-24. U.S. Capitol, 5.25” tall, nicely designed. 25-26. Primitive illustrations, one of the U.S. Capitol, one of the Washington Monument. 27-28. U.S. Capitol, metal, vg+ to ex. 29-32. Two similar sets, each with a U.S. Capitol and a Washington Monument. PAPERWEIGHTS: 33. Snow globe with a photo of Mount Vernon. 34. The U.S. Capitol and Mount Vernon in a gold color. VARIOUS DISPLAY ITEMS: 35. A cannon with a D.C. logo, vg-ex. 36. Ceramic, colorful U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument, 4” across by as much as 7” tall. 37-38. Wall displays, 3.25” x 4.75”, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. 39. A thermometer as part of a 6.25” decorative key with the U.S. Capitol at the top. 40. A 3.75” cup with illustrations of the White House, the Capitol and the Washington Monument, ex. 41. A metal creamer with the Capitol. 42. A “Souvenir of Washington, D.C..” decorative 2.5” cup. 43-44. A dog with his own “Washington, D.C., fire hydrant. 45. An “official double shot jigger” with the Capitol. 46. A wood box, 5.25” x 3.5” x 2.25”, with a D.C. photo on the lid, vg-ex. 47. A decorative, ceramic shoe with the Capitol on the front. 48. A ceramic 4.75” Washington Monument figure. 49. A plastic container with a representation of the Capitol and trees. 50. A decorative souvenir knife for cutting a cake. 51-52. Two different collector spoons with images of the Capitol. 53. A compact with D.C. landmarks and a map on the lid. 54-57. A tiny D.C. cup and saucer with the Capitol and tea pot and creamer. Items that are ungraded generally are ex or better.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 400. Dedication Programs and Booklets for 7 Washington, D.C. Area Statues, Memorials or Buildings. Dedication programs for the statue of Alexander Hamilton and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial are scarce items in this collection. Hamilton’s statue was dedicated on May 17, 1923, with an address by President Warren G. Harding. The statue was placed at the South Plaza of the Treasury Building. Hamilton was one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, established its financial system and was the first Secretary of the Treasury. The four-page dedication program is vg and accompanied by an invitation, vg, and two tickets, ex-m. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was dedicated on April 13, 1943, in conjunction with the Bicentennial of his birth. The four-page program is ex with soiling on the back. President Franklin G. Roosevelt gave the address. There also is a vg ticket to the event, a 30-page ex-m 1949 “Thomas Jefferson Memorial” booklet that provides details concerning the monument and a four-page g-vg program for “The Patriots,” a play performed on April 11, 1943 as part of the Jefferson Bicentennial. A 20-page program provides details for laying the cornerstone of the Department of State Building on Jan. 5, 1957. In laying the cornerstone, President Dwight D. Eisenhower used the trowel George Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in 1793. The vg-ex program includes a list of documents placed beneath the cornerstone. Books or booklets , all softcovers, with details on other facilities are: “The Washington Monument Illustrated – Complete Guide and History,” 1913, vg+, 52 pages, 27 with a history and description of the monument and 25 showing photos of the D.C. area. “The Seated Lincoln” by John G. Mahanna, 1968, ex-m, 48 pages on the development and erection of the monument. “Memorial Continental Hall,” the facility of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, undated but probably from the late 1930s or early 1940s, ex, 32 pages. The facility was completed in 1937. The booklet provides a good mix of information and photographs. And “The George Washington Masonic National Memorial” in Alexandria, VA, 1925, vg with 20 ex pages, includes details on financing the memorial, which opened in 1932.
Winning Bid $20