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John F. Kennedy personally owned and worn navy blue silk neck tie

28 Jul

President Kennedy’s personally-owned and -worn navy blue silk neck tie with small embroidered gray design accents, made by A. Sulka & Company, measuring 54″ long. Manufacturer’s and material tags are sewn to the underside of the narrow end. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by David J. Powers, son of David F. Powers, who was JFK’s close friend and assistant. In part: “Many consider my father to have been President Kennedy’s best friend. They campaigned together from 1946 to 1963, and traveled the world together on presidential visits from 1960 to 1963. During their travels, they frequently needed to switch from casual attire to something more formal. My father and JFK were not the same size, but that mattered little when it came to neckties. This A. Sulka & Company navy silk tie with a gray graphic design was worn by JFK and subsequently ended up with my father, who may have worn it as well, as they did share on occasion. My father carefully separated this tie from others that were his alone and preserved it among his valuable memorabilia and archives.” While any items worn by presidents are incredibly desirable, the status of John and Jacqueline Kennedy as American fashion icons make pieces worn by them even more appealing. Highly sought-after, and with its excellent provenance from the Powers family, this is an extraordinary presidential piece. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on July 28, 2014 in John F. Kennedy

 

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