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Jesse Owens and the Olympic Gold Medal

 

Jesse Owens runningJESSE OWENS (1913-1980)

The life of Jesse Owens provides us with a shining example of persistence and determination that inspires Americans then and now. Jesse Owens won an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. The scale of this accomplishment goes beyond his athletic ability due to the political circumstances at the time, namely Hitler’s attempt to prove his theory that the Aryan race was superior.

Owens came from humble beginnings; he was the seventh of ten children born to sharecroppers Henry and Emma Owens. Jesse began his life in Oakville, Alabama and later moved to Cleveland, Ohio when he was nine years old. It was an elementary school teacher who first began calling him Jesse instead of his nickname “J.C.” (an abbreviation for his given name James Cleveland).

Jesse Owens starting a race"ONE CHANCE IS ALL YOU NEED." JESSE OWENS

In his youth, Owens took a number of odd jobs such as delivering groceries, loading freight cars and working in a shoe repair shop. As he grew, his athletic ability was unveiled at school. At Fairmount Junior High School Owens met track coach Charles Riley, who grew to be one of Owens’ greatest mentors. It was under his direction that Jesse Owens began setting new records in the high jump and broad jump.

Owens’ athletic achievements continued at East Technical High School in Cleveland where he won every track competition. Jesse won the Ohio state championship three years in a row. In addition, he set new high school records for the 100-yard dash and 220-yard dash and new world record for the broad jump. Because of these numerous outstanding achievements, a large number of college recruiters competed for his attention. Although they did not offer a track scholarship at that time, Jesse Owens chose to attend Ohio State University and worked while attending classes and competing.

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COACH CHARLES RILEY CONGRATULATES OLYMPIC CHAMPION JESSE OWENS

At the time of the 1935 Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Owens was suffering from back pain due to a fall down a flight of steps. He convinced his coach to allow him to run the 100-yard dash to see if he could compete. He did perform well - in fact Jesse Owens tied the world record and then went on to break an astounding three world records in other events.

The next major challenge Owen faced was competing at the 1936 Olympics. It was there, in Nazi Germany, that the name Jesse Owens would be elevated to a status rarely achieved by any athlete. Jesse was the very first American athlete in history to win four gold medals in Track and Field in a single Olympiad. It remained unmatched for 48 years until Carl Lewis achieved the same in the 1984 Olympics.

Jesse Owens

OLYMPIC LEGEND JESSE OWENS

  • The first gold medal Jesse won was for running the 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds, tying the world record.
  • The second gold medal set a new record for the long jump with a jump of 26' 5 1/4", a record that was not broken until 1960 by Ralph Boston. Owens later credited his achievement to the technical advice of his respected German competitor Carl "Luz" Long.
  • The third gold medal set a new record with 200 meter dash in 20.7 seconds
  • The fourth gold medal was for a recording breaking first leg of a 400 meter relay, done in 39.8 seconds.

Jesse Owens

JESSE OWENS SETTING THREE OLYMPIC WORLD RECORDS, AND TYING A FOURTH

Reflecting on his experience, Owens said: "To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten. The first 'second' is when you come out of the blocks. The next is when you look up and take your first few strides to attain gain position. By that time the race is actually about half over. The final 'second' – the longest slice of time in the world for an athlete – is that last half of the race, when you really bear down and see what you're made of. It seems to take an eternity, yet is all over before you can think what's happening."

Upon Jesse's return to the U.S. Owens was not greeted with the fanfare we see today. He was forced to find work any way he could. He eventually found that he had a gift for working with underprivileged youth working first as a playground director in Cleveland and later on in leadership positions at the Chicago Boys' Club. Jesse's success in this realm led to many speaking invitations for youth, sports, and cultural organizations.

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JESSE AND RUTH OWENS

Unfortunately life of this multitalented champion was cut short by lung cancer. Owens, a long-time smoker, was survived by his wife Ruth and their three daughters, Gloria, Marlene and Beverly. The Jesse Owens Foundation was established in his memory and continues to help “individuals with the ambition, dedication, and courage to achieve success against significant personal odds.”

Collector Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is a collector of museum-quality American historical memorabilia. Mr. Amyx has spent over a quarter of a century focused on important artifacts, providing expert consultation for government and private entities as well as acquiring, selling, and trading important historically significant items.

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SIGNED PHOTO OF 1936 OLYMPIC LEGEND JESSE OWENS

Among the items in his private collection, Mr. Amyx is proud to display a signed photo of Olympic Gold Medalist Jesse Owens. The photo pictures Owens in sprinting stride at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.

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John Quincy Adams: A Remarkable Statesman and President

 

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) – was born in Massachusetts in 1767. The son of a remarkable mother and father – Abigail Adams and John Adams. As a boy of 9 years, he witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill with his Mother. Because of the connections of John Quincy Adams (Pictured below); from a family point of view, he spent much of his childhood in Europe, becoming the benefactor of advanced education in more ways than one.

john quincy adams portrait painting 1THE VENERABLE JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

Upon his return to the United States, young Adams studied at Harvard and then studied law. In 1802 was elected to the United States Senate. He also served as the United States Minister to Russia and turned down an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. In 1814, he negotiated the Treaty of Ghent, which culminated in the ending of the War of 1812. From 1815 to 1817, Adams served as the Minister to Great Britain. From 1817 to 1825, he was Secretary of State in the Monroe Administration, at which time he signed the Document illustrated just below, currently in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. In addition, Adams was a strong supporter of the doctrine which later became known as the Monroe Doctrine. This famed Doctrine limited European involvement of affairs in the Western Hemisphere.

james monroe document granting ship passage 1A VELLUM SHIP'S PASSPORT SIGNED BY JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND JAMES MONROE, IN IMPECCABLE QUALITY AND NEAR-MINT CONDITION — NOW IN THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

In 1825, John Quincy Adams was Inaugurated President of the United States and called for the Federal Expenditure of Canals and Roadways to link the United States. He also proposed government support for scientific research, a novel concept to be so Early in our History.

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After his retirement from his Presidency, John Quincy Adams enjoyed a lasting career in the United States House of Representatives, lasting 17 years until he suffered a massive stroke. Fittingly, Adams passed away in the United States Capitol in 1848 – All in all, a superb example of an American Public Servant – perhaps something more Americans should strive to be.

Raleigh DeGeer Amyx: Historian and CollectorRALEIGH DEGEER AMYX: HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR

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THE J.EDGAR HOOVER HIS MESSENGER KNEW - PART 2 OF 2 PARTS -"J. EDGAR"

 

One day Messenger Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was asked to see to it that a small package was taken directly to J. Edgar Hoover's home in Washington D.C. It was the Spring Valley area of Washington - in fact, many prominent Washingtonians lived there, including then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson - probably no more than a block from Director Hoover's home. When FBI Messenger Amyx knocked on the front door of Hoover's home, a valet answered the door. Amyx was shown in and directed downstairs, to leave the package on Director Hoover's Card table. This was more like a private area where a few fellows seemed to meet for poker some weekend evenings. On the way up the stairs, Amyx observed a Calender Girl type of Poster tacked to the wall.  This was really tame stuff but fairly typical of the day.

On another day Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was asked to take a message from J. Edgar Hoover to United States Senator Lyndon B. Johnson - and on another assignment Messenger Amyx was asked to deliver a memorandum to John F. Kennedy, three years before JFK became President of the United States. While in Senator Kennedy's front office Messenger Amyx told the receptionist that he had a message from Director Hoover to Senator Kennedy. The receptionist indicated that the message should be left in her incoming box. For some reason Amyx mustered up the concocted story that Director Hoover had stated "For the eyes of Senator Kennedy only" - well, that ruse worked and the next thing you know young Amyx was right there in Kennedy's main office as the Senator read something that probably could very well have been left  in JFK's front office. But as long as Amyx had bull dozed his way this far, the next question was to courteously ask the Presidential aspirant for a personalized autographed photograph - a request that Senator Kennedy smilingly and courteously honored. Today that same photograph inscribed by Kennedy to Raeigh DeGeer Amyx hangs witin his own office.

john f. kennedy|raleigh degeer amyx and jfk|american heritage and jfk|FOR J. EDGAR HOOVER'S YOUTHFUL MESSENGER - "TO RALEIGH AMYX WITH VERY BEST WISHES - JOHN F. KENNEDY"

 Raleigh DeGeer Amyx never  suspected any relationship between J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson to be anything other than two trusted friends who worked closely together. And not one other person within the FBI that Amyx saw daily had any other thoughts concerning their relationship - including long time FBI Agents. And Headquarters was loaded with men in Supervisory positions at the Highest Level. At that time the United States was divided into two halves, with a senior Special Agent in charge of either East of the Mississippi or West of the Mississippi. In fact, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was asked to serve for some months, the two National Supervisors of Kidnapping, White Slave Traffic and Obscene matter. Again, heady stuff for a 19 year old.

CLYDE TOLSON & J EDGAR HOOVER|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|CLYDE TOLSON & J. EDGAR HOOVER FOLLOWING AN INVITATION TO ATTEND A FORMAL EVENT

There was always someting huge going on at FBI Headquarters and Amyx saw many things up close and personal. And he respected many Associate Directors, Inspectors and Senior National Supervisors whom he was with on a daily basis. Favorites included The Director of the Investigation Division-Alex Rosen, the Director of Domestic Intelligence, Alex Belmont and especially, Inspector Deke DeLoach, a man that went out of his way to help the young Messenger Amyx out of a jam. And 40 years later the two accidentally bumped into each other at the famous five star resort where the now mature former FBI Messenger could properly extend his gratitude to Inspector DeLoach as one man to another.


There were three issues that troubled young Amyx during and after his tenure with the FBI. And really only three major issues - 1-  The seemingly endless lack of trust that seemed to exist between the CIA and the FBI. It was all so counter productive to the Nation's interest of National Security. 2- Another issue was Director Hoover's seemingly endless delay in tackling the issue of Organized Crime at a much earlier point during Hoover's 48 year tenure as Director of the FBI. Hoover could have and should have done a bit better. 3 - And finally J. Edgar Hoover's failing to resign just about the same time that young Messenger Amyx first met up with him. If he had done so he would have left the position of FBI Director as a man deeply trusted by the vast majority of Americans. But he did not. Hoover stayed on way past the required age of retirement for every other thousands of men that served under him at the FBI. Hoover expected the other FBI Agents out  by age 55. For some reason,  it seemed appropriate for him to remain in his lofty position until his sudden death in 1972 at age 77.

It seemed that Hoover's primary hobby, other than horse racing, was his FBI position. Hoover seemed to just love being Director of the FBI. He had taken the FBI kicking and screaming into the modern era of law enforcement and then insisted upon staying in power until he could no longer keep up with the modern era at all. It was to be an unfortunate choice that Hoover came to make. He was a Segregationist in attitude and a product of his times. However, some people are more willing to learn new things and to better self evaluate. Hoover gradually grew to the point where he was obviously unable to do that.


Long an admirer of Director Clint Eastwood's work and his often accurate betrayal of history Mr. Amyx takes issue with Eastwood's novelized attempt as it pertains to the life of J. Edgar Hoover in the 2011 film, "J.Edgar." In brief, if you asked Mr. Eastwood a direct question of a scene where he shows J. Edgar Hoover kissing his Deputy Director, Clyde Tolson on the lips, his long time friend and associate, Eastwood would categorically admit that he flat out made the kissing scene up on the fly. It was not even in the movie script. And there is not now nor was there ever any known witness to such an event in the lives of either men. And this novelized attempt at audience seduction causes one to question a bit more of this Eastwood "J. Edgar"production. It is out of character for the film legend to do something such as this. Quite surprising indeed.

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Today, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is well known as an American Historian and major collector of Americana artifacts. In fact, he has loaned portions of his premier collection for  notable exhibits such as The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as well as other Presidential Libraries, etc. The best way to reach Mr. Amyx is directly though his well known website or simply Google his full name.

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THE J.EDGAR HOOVER HIS MESSENGER KNEW & CLINT EASTWOOD'S "J. EDGAR"

 

When Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was a young man, he applied for night school at American University as well as for a full-time job with the FBI, in Washington DC.  After the detailed and necessary background investigation the Federal Bureau of Investigation accepted him for a position of Clerk.  As such, he expected to be assigned to the FBI File Section, sorting through voluminous FBI files. Well, he was,  but that assignment did not last long.

FBI HEADQUARTERS|DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|J.EDGAR HOOVER|THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - WASHINGTON D.C. - THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AS WELL AS F.B.I. DIRECTOR HOOVER WERE BOTH ON THE 5TH FLOOR PRIOR TO THE EXISTENCE OF THE NEW FBI HEADQUARTERS

Shortly after being in the File Section,  more than one FBI agent asked the young man his name.  Special Agents in FBI Headquarters noticed that Amyx always addressed them by their title, always said good morning, appeared well-dressed - always wearing cuff links. At any rate, Amyx was told to report to J. Edgar Hoover's personal Secretary of long-standing, Helen Gandy. At that time the FBI headquarters was located in the present day Department of Justice building on Pennsylvania Avenue. In fact, Director J. Edgar Hoover's office was on the 5th floor not far from the office of The Attorney General.

FBI HEADQUARTERS|J. EDGAR HOOVER AND AMYX|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE|FOR WELL OVER A YEAR IT WAS STRAIGHT THROUGH THESE FORBODING FBI DOORS THAT MESSENGER RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX TRAVERSED TO SERVE J. EDGAR HOOVER

Ms. Gandy, Mr. Hoover's Personal Secretary, of well over a quarter of a century, shared with Raleigh DeGeer Amyx the fact that she was presently interviewing various people for the position of Messenger to Director J. Edgar Hoover.  Not long after that, Amyx was advised that he had been selected for that position.  In addition to that, Amyx was also selected to become a Tour Leader at FBI Headquarters. The combination of the two assignments brought young Amyx to each and every section of internal FBI Headquarters often. For a mere nearly 19 year old it was heady stuff. And it was to become the time of his life - career wise that is.

raleigh degeer amyx|j.edgar hoover|washington d.c.|the national archives|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - IN 1957, NOT FAR FROM THE F.B.I. HEADQUARTERS - ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE DELIVERING A MESSAGE FROM J. EDGAR HOOVER

 Many of the Internal FBI messages that Raleigh DeGeer Amyx carried were kept in a  leather pouch. They were often confidential and or secret messages in nature. Several times during each day, the young Messenger was asked to deliver letters and memorandums to each of J. Edgar Hoover's top 10 Associate Directors - as well as to Hoover's number #2 man, Clyde Tolson. In fact, Messenger Amyx often personally handed Clyde Tolson personal messages from Mr. Hoover directly to his desk, no more than 100 feet down the hallway from Mr. Hoover. And of course, it was tempting to read some of the private messages from time to time.  However, both professional FBI men generally, in memorandum, stuck strictly to business.  But nearly each day Hoover and Tolson would meet for lunch and take the same elevator directly to the basement level, were Director Hoover's chauffeur driven bullet resistant limousine awaited them.

J. EDGAR HOOVER & CLYDE TOLSON|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|CLYDE TOLSON & J. EDGAR HOOVER HAVE TAKEN THEIR ASSIGNED TICKET SEATS TO ATTEND ONE OF THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION JOE LOUIS'S EARLY TITLE DEFENSES

Amyx was told if he was ever in the elevator with J. Edgar Hoover to always release the button calling for a particular floor stop for himself and respectfully permit both Hoover and Tolson to take the elevator directly to the garage and to the waiting Limousine. But this act of deference by all FBI employees was done more out of respect than out of fear. It was, after all, 1957 and 1958. Things were different then. Another thing was to always remember that your hand was not sweating if you happened to be in a situation where you might shake hands with Director Hoover.  Why? Because J. Edgar Hoover felt that a sweating palm was an indication of insecurity and or weakness in a man. Well, again, it was the 1950's and if that was what Mr. Hoover wanted, then no big deal.

 Whenever Messenger Amyx ran into J. Edgar Hoover, he always spoke in his booming baritone voice. Never really exactly friendly but certainly cordial in a professional way. But one day Amyx  was walking near Hoover's 5th floor office and did not see J. Edgar Hoover coming around the corner. For some inexplicable reason Raleigh Amyx was walking along in the Department of Justice counting cadence - like a good soldier. Later Director Hoover commented that it was not necessary to count cadence while doing FBI duties within FBI Headquarters. Well, Mr. Hoover was right. Amyx never did it aloud again. That is for certain.

j. edgar hoover|j. edgar hoover and raleigh degeer amyx|fbi raleigh degeer amyx|fbi messenger amyx|DIRECTOR J. EDGAR HOOVER THOUGHTFULLY PRESENTED THIS TO F.B.I. MESSENGER RALEIGH AMYX ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1957

END OF PART ONE OF TWO PARTS - THE SECOND INSTALLMENT  ABOUT THE J. EDGAR HOOVER, HIS MESSENGER KNEW, WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHIN 72 HOURS


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NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS - CIRCA 1875 - HAND-MADE MOCCASINS

 

Exquisite Hand-Accomplished Beaded Suede Moccasins Late 19th Century. These Moccasins were created by an Artistic Kickapoo Indian sometime around 1875. The Kickapoos are believed to branch-off from the Iroquois Tribe. Today it is believed that Less than one thousand Kickapoos survive, in The United States.

indian moccasions|native american indian moccasions|moccasions|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|the american heritage collection|raleigh degeer amyx|GEORGEOUS NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN MOCCASINS - CIRCA 1875 KICKAPOO INDIANS

The word Moccasin originated in America, approximately 1610 - and came from The Algonquin Tribe. Moccasins are a heel-less shoe made entirely of soft leather, such as Deerskin. The Sole is then brought up and attached to a piece of U-shaped leather right on the top of the foot. And then the Native American Artwork begins. When done as perfectly as this pair are, they are without question, a work of Art - even more so, 135 years after the fact.

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN|INDIAN MAIDEN|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|A RADIANT NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN IN ELEGANT REPOSE - NATIVE AMERICANS SUCH AS THIS CREATED THE BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART THAT IS FEATURED WITHIN

 These beautiful Indian Moccasins were an important addition to The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (A.K.A.) The American Heritage Collection. Later this exquisite pair will be shared with an Institution or another Collector of note.

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GERONIMO - A NATIVE AMERICAN -BOLDLY SIGNED 1904 WORLDS FAIR PROGRAM

 

Geronimo – Indian Name is Translated into “Goyathlay” – (1829-1909) This American Apache Chieftain was Admitted to The Warriors Council in 1846. Early on, it was Obvious to Other Apaches, that Geronimo was a Warrior to be Reckoned With. From 1885 to 1886, Geronimo Led a Furious Uprising Against The American White Settlers. Many Innocent Whites, as well as those Not So Pure, were Killed by His Fellow Warriors and Him. Eventually, Geronimo was Captured by General George Crook. The Ever Repressant, Geronimo, Planned his Own Escape and it Worked. He then Continued to Fight Against The Whites only to Finally Run Out Of Food And Ammunition, Resulting in his Final Surrender to General Miles.

GERONIMO|WORLDS FAIR 1904|GERONIMO SIGNATURE|GERONIMO SIGNED PHOTO|GERONIMO SIGNED PROIGRAM|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|STUNNINGLY FRAMED IN RUST SUEDE - BY RICK BADWEY OF  MUSEUM FRAMING  - IN OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA - IS A BOLDLY SIGNED 1904 WORLDS FAIR PROGRAM BY THE GREAT LEADER OF THE APACHE NATION - GERONIMO

   

Geronimo and The Apache’s that Followed Him were Forcibly Removed to Florida. Eventually, Geronimo, his Family and other Apaches were Resettled into the Oklahoma Indian Territory; Where he Gave Up The Fight Forever and Became a Farmer. By this time, Geronimo's Legend was Well Known Throughout America. In 1904, Geronimo was asked to Appear at The St. Louis World’s Fair. He Really Did Not Want To Do This; but when they said he Could Charge A Fee for His Autograph he Appeared at The World’s Fair in 1904, in Indian Garb, and Signed All Day Long for 50 Cents a Piece — Provided the Paper was Furnished.

GERONIMO SIGNATURE|GERONIMO|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE BOLD SIGNATURE OF GERONIMO - THAT APPEARS ON THE WORLDS FAIR PROGRAM ABOVE

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Geronimo Wrote his Name in an Unusual Fashion. He would Turn the Page at a 90 Degree Angle and then Began Drawing his Name, rather like a Totem Pole. The above, Boldly Signed Souvenir Album (7.5"x10") is One of Those Very Scarce Surviving Examples. The Fact that Geronimo's Bold Signature is on the Front of the Official Program of the St. Louis World’s Fair, Dramatically Increases its Holographic Value into the Many Thousands of Dollars.

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 This Important World's Fair Program, Boldy Signed by Geronimo, has been in The Colllection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. In the near future it will rest in the Collection of another noted Collector.

 

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S-SILVER CARD CASE- COLLECTION-RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX

 

Featured is the Exquisite 1902 Sterling Silver Case of President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Monogrammed "T.R. 1902", in the Center Circle. The Case of the President's is Ornate and of Elegant Design.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT|THEODORE ROOSEVELT CASE|PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA|WHITE HOUSE MEMORABILIA|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|ORNATE WITH ELEGANT SCROLL LIKE DESIGN IS THE MONOGRAMMED STERLING SILVER CARD CASE OF PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Theodore Roosevelt is considered to be, by all respected Historians, one of America's Greatest Presidents. This Stunning Silver Case was presented to Raleigh Degeer Amyx  nearly 25 years ago, via a White House Employee, Lillian Rogers Parks. She had a Mother, Maggie Rogers that also served at The Executive Mansion for many years.

maggie rogers|white house maid|lillian rogers parks|raleigh degeer amyx|MAGGIE ROGERS - FIRST MAID OF THE WHITE HOUSE - WEARING AN ELEGANT SOLVERINO VELVET DRESS WITH PLUME HAT - THE DRESS HAD BEEN OWNED BY FIRST LADY NELLIE TAFT & SHE GIFTED IT TO MRS. ROGERS

These Important Ladies - Maggie Rogers & Lillian Rogers Parks - began their White House Service about 100 years ago. Each Lady served at The White House for 30 years plus, making their combined total Service at The Executive Mansion just a bit over 60 years.

 

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT - AN AGRESSIVE PRESIDENT - NOT LIKELY TO FEAR CHANGE - T.R. SEEMED TO HAVE AN INNER COMPASS OF CONFIDENCE THAT HELD HIM IN VERY GOOD STEAD

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HANDWRITTEN ANS BY GEORGE CUSTER - BATTLE OF ANTIETAM-AMYX COLLECTION

 
What did Custer write during the Civil War-at the Battle of Antietam? Not long ago an important hand-written note (ANS) was located, in Virginia, not far from Washington, DC. The contents reveal a hands-on Battle Commander who at the moment of writing just happened to be Captain George Armstrong Custer.  The rank of General would be George Custer's within two years.

custer handwritten note ANSCAPTAIN GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER'S IMPORTANT HAND-WRITTEN 1862 NOTE (ANS) - AUTHORED BY HIM AT THE SCENE OF THE  FEROCIOUS BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - JUST AS THE CONFEDERATES WERE RETREATING

George Armstrong Custer – (1839 1876) was a Captain of the Army of the Potomac in 1862.  The above Autographed Note Signed, by the Dashing young Captain Custer, was written during the Retreat of the Confederates - at Antietam in 1862. And a zealous young battlefield Captain (Custer) was in Hot Pursuit of the Confederates. Custer hurriedly writes from the Antietam Battlefield...."Col. Colburn ...We have captured another gun...a 12 pdr brass howitzer...Custer". At that time the Brash young Cavalry Captain was attached to the Command of Major General George McClellan.

custer framed note 1862RARE NOTE – 1862 – BY CAPT. GEORGE CUSTER – AT THE BATTLE OF THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM – ARCHIVAL FRAMING  BY RICK BADWEY OF MUSEUM FRAMING IN OLDTOWN, ALEXANDRA, VIRGINIA–WASHINGTON,D.C.

Make no mistake, this is a Major Piece that deserves careful study.  It is now in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, also known as The American Heritage Collection. Contact Mr. Amyx, via telephone, if you have an interest in purchasing at some future date.

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When all is said on both sides, George Custer's Military Philosophy seemed to equal this: To be Eminently Successful on a field of Battle; pitch in against all odds and then extricate oneself-as well as your troops-if the going gets rough.  At Battle of Little Bighorn not even Custer could save himself.  For this truly was....."Custer's Last Stand"

GEORGE CUSTERMAJ. GEN. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

Provenance: Preserved among the Civil War Papers of Union General Henry Jackson Hunt (1819 – 1889), an aid-de-camp of Gen. George McClellan - at Antietam - Later The Army of the Potomac's Chief of Artillery - with the rank of Major General. General Hunt would have been handed the Antietam Note from the recipient - Col. Colburn.

 

 

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LARGEST OLYMPIC WINNERS MEDAL EVER AWARDED TO A VICTORIOUS OLYMPIAN

 

The 1936 Garmisch Winners Medal (100mm) is, by far, the Largest Olympic Winners Medal ever awarded to a Victorious Olympian in Olympic History.  In fact, it is 100% Larger than many of The Awarded Olympic Gold, Silver & Bronze Prize Medals.

The Featured Medal is ONE of ONLY 36 Bronze Medals ever awarded to Winning Athletes in the 1936 WInter Games held in Germany. It is in Near Mint Condition - with no nicks of any kind.

1936 GARMISCH WINNERS MEDAL|WINTER OLYMPICS|OLYMPIC MEMORABILIA|1936 WINTER OLYMPICS MEDAL|OLYMPIC PRIZE MEDAL|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE LARGEST OLYMPIC WINNERS MEDAL EVER AWARDED TO A VICTORIOUS ATHLETE - (100MM) - THE 1936 OLYMPIAD - GARMISCH, GERMANY

 In 1936, only German Photographers were even Admitted to the Venues, and only after Extensive Censorship by The Propaganda Ministry. This German Ministry determined what photographs were, according to only them, suitable for Publication in ALL International Newspapers and Magazines. It would be many years before the German People had back any Semblance of a Real Democracy.

OFFICIAL OLYMPIC POSTER|OLYMPIC POSTER GARMISCH 1936|OLYMPIC POSTERS|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTIONTHE OFFICIAL IVTH OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES POSTER - HELD FEBRUARY 6th-16th - 1936 - GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN- GERMANY

 Two Major Stars of The 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympiad were Carl Schaefer of England and Sonia Heine of Norway.  And  The Swiss Excelled with their 1936 Medal Winning Bobsled Team.

1936 GARMISCH OLYMPICS|BOBSLED OLYMPICS|SWISS BOBSLED TEAM|1936 OLYMPIANS|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|AN IMPRESSIVE EARLY PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SWISS 1936 GRAMISCH OLYMPICS BOBSLED TEAM

 For Many Years this Rare Olympic Winners Medal has been in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. As Mr. Amyx parts with various items in his Collection this Rare Medal will be made available. Interested parties should feel free to make personal contact and let their intentions to purchase be known. There is a Contact Form at the bottom of this page should you wish to make a comment of any kind at all.

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NASA - RARE OMEGA WATCHES - WORN BY THE ORIGNAL 26 APOLLO ASTRONAUTS

 

 A Prized Possession in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection is - One of Only 26 - of the 18K Gold Omega Watches - Designed and Custom-Made Especially for The First 26 Apollo Astronauts - plus one for The Commander in Chief -  President Richard M. Nixon. And finally there was one for Vice President Spiro Agnew. There were zero others Manufactured by Omega.

nasa|omega apollo watch|omega 18k watch|mercury astronauts|gemini astronauts|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|raleigh degeer amyx|the american heritage collection|nasa memorabilia|astronauts memorabilia|STUNNING 18K GOLD OMEGA WATCH - ISSUED ONLY TO THE FIRST 26 APOLLO MOON ASTRONAUTS

There is Detailed Historical Accompanying Provenance - and the Hand Engraving on the verso was Exactly as Omega and NASA Wanted, just prior to when they were to make the Omega Presentation to The 26 Apollo Astronauts and/or their wives, at a Special Presidential Dinner in New York City, so many years ago.

FIRST 7 ASTRONAUTS|GUS GRISSOM|JOHN GLENN|ALAN SHEPARD|ASTONAUTS MEMORABILIA|APOLLO ASTRONAUTS|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|NASA MEMORABILIA|AMERICA'S GOLDEN SEVEN - THE FIRST 7 PIONEER ASTRONAUTS

 Note the Verso of this Superior Omega time-piece. Also, please observe that on these photographically featured shots we did find it necessary to Digitally Remove the actual Name of The Apollo Astronaut, as well as the Official number of the actual Mercury and Gemini Space Missions.

THE ORIGINAL ASTRONAUTS|THE MERCURY ASTRONAUTS|THE GEMINI ASTRONAUTS|THE 7 ASTRONAUTS|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLLECTION|NASA MEMORABILIA|THE STUNNING APOLLO 18K GOLD WATCH - ONE OF ONLY 26 ISSUED - WAS FOR ONE OF THESE ORIGINAL 7 NASA ASTRONAUTS

 However, it can and should be shared with our readers that this particular Omega 18K Apollo Watch was issued to One of the Original 7 Pioneer Astronauts. The Historic Notation on the Verso of each Omega Apollo Watch reads, in part, "To Mark Man's Conquest In Space With Time, Through Time, On Time".

Until a decison has been made to part with this Historic Omega-NASA Apollo Issue, one of only 26, this Rare Time-Piece is in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.

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