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IKE JACKET -DWIGHT EISENHOWER'S PERSONAL WWII LEATHER JACKET LOCATED

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sun, Aug 07, 2011 @ 09:42 AM

During World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower sometimes wore a Handsome Leather Jacket while living at Telegraph Cottage, 15 Miles South of London. That was his Headquarters while in Command of the European Theater. Fortunately this Rare Historical World War 11 Relic has been located. It is now in the The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx  Collection AKA The American Heritage Collection.

GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER-IN 1944 - WORLD WAR II LEATHER JACKET

General Eisenhower's WWII Leather Jacket is a relic of Significant Magnitude. Little known is the fact that Eisenhower was a Four-Star General for a period of 17 months during World War II.  For the final 7 months of this World Conflict Ike was a Five-Star General. At that time the Four-Star leather Jacket went to The General's Valet, Sgt. Moaney. There is no evidence, as of this writing, that it was ever replaced with a Five-Star Leather Jacket for the final 7 Months of furious warfare. It is possible, although Sgt. Moaney could not recall that event. 

president eisenhoer & sgt. john moaneyPRESIDENT EISENHOWER & SGT. JOHN MOANEY BARBECUE TOGETHER -  THEY WERE TOGETHER DAILY FROM 1942 -1969

It has now been revealed that Eisenhower's World War II Leather Jacket was presented, nearly 30 years ago, to Mr. Amyx by the Moaney's. Impeccable Provenance, in the form of a detailed Letter, on White House Stationery, was addressed to Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, attesting to all historic details many years ago.  Specifically, The Leather Jacket came from Sgt. Moaney and Delores Moaney, who was not only married to Sgt. Moaney, but was also the Eisenhower's personal cook. In fact, the Eisenhower's were so fond of the Moaney's that following the 8 years they spent together in The White House both Sgt. Moaney and Dolores Moaney were invited to move, with the family to Gettysburg farm, the retirement home of the Eisenhower's. This did occur following the Inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on January 20, 1961.

ike's ww11 leather jacketGENERAL EISENHOWER'S WORLD WARII  LEATHER JACKET WITH 4  HAND-SWEN BOUILLION STARS ON EACH EPAULET--THE PRESIDENT'S BINOCULARS REST AT LEFT SIDE

General Eisenhower, upon his death in 1969, also left Sgt. Moaney his handsome 18 Karat Gold Rolex as well as a cash distribution as an additional token of his affection.  From 1942, until the President's death in 1969, Sgt. John Moaney was with Ike daily.  Years before the President's death, Eisenhower authored a book entitled At Ease; and, in that book he thoughtfully described Moaney as a man indispensable to him during his lifetime. They were Inseperable.

Although this Supreme & Historic World War II Relic is presently in The American Heritage Collection (a.k.a.) The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, there will soon come a time when the location of it is most likely moved in the direction of - another noted collector or to an Institution devoted to the memory of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

raleigh degeer amyx in library 2010RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - IN 2010. NEARLY 30 YEARS AGO THE MAGNIFICENT EISENHOWER WORLD WAR II LEATHER JACKET WAS GIFTED TO HIM BY THE MOANEY'S.

 

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THE ACTUAL PAPERWEIGHT OF GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER-AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 @ 03:44 PM

General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Heavy Brass Paperweight, with The appropriate 3-D Seal of the United States of America, is 3 inches in diameter and it rests on a Handsome  4.5 inch Ebony Base.  Take Special Note of the verso of this Historic Relic as it was Deeply Engraved years ago, "General DDE 1945".

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 THE DISTINCTIVE VERSO OF THE HEAVY BRASS 3-D PAPERWEIGHT OF THE VICTORIOUS WORLD WAR 11 GENERAL

This Important World War II Paperweight sat on the General's Desk, in England's Telegraph Cottage – where Eisenhower made Life and Death Decisions throughout World War II. Upon Ike's Death, in 1969, it was left to his Trusted Valet, Sgt. John Moaney.  The Moaney's took special care of it, from 1961 until 1983, ultimately providing Detailed and Appropriate Historical Provenance; and permanently placing it in the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, where it has been on permanent display, nearly 30 years now.sgt. john moaney|moaney|white house valet|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|the american heritage collection|eisenhower barbecues|

PRESIDENT EISENHOWER GRILLS A STEAK WITH HIS EVER PRESENT VALET AND FRIEND - SGT. JOHN MOANEY - MOANEY WAS EVEN REMEMBERED IN IKE'S WILL AT THE TIME OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER'S DEATH IN 1969

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EISENHOWER WORLD WAR 11 LEATHER JACKET-RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sat, Jun 18, 2011 @ 09:29 AM

Featured is the World War 11 Leather Jacket of Dwight D. Eisenhower. This Class-One War Relic was, following the Death of Ike, in 1969, in the possession of his Valet and Friend, Sgt. John Moaney. Sgt. Moaney and the General first met in 1942 at Telegraph Cottage, 15 miles South of London - The Headquarters of The Allied effort in The European Theater. It was there that the General met with Moaney for the purpose of interviewing him for the position of Valet and Assistant to the Commanding General. At that time Sgt. Moaney had never even seen a General. But then and there Ike had Moaney reassigned to him at Headquarters. And from 1942 until the President's Death in 1969 (27 years) they were together each and every day. After the President retired, as President in 1961, Ike moved, with Mamie, to their new home in Pennsylvania - Gettysburg Farm. And Sgt. John Moaney and his wife, Delores also moved into the beautiful home with the Eisenhower's.

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Also featured are Binoculars, Owned and Used by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Both the Binoculars and World War 11 Leather Jacket, which has Artistically hand-swen Stars attached to it's Epaulets, were left for Moaney. As was Ike's Handsome18K Rolex. The General left that, in 1969, to Sgt. Moaney as well. All of these Historic Relics are properly Documented for the Ages. There are individual Letters of Provenance, on White House Stationery, explaining the Relics in detail as well as the role of Moaney as Ike's friend and Valet.

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 Years later the Moaneys, with the Major Assistance of Delores Moaney, (married to Sgt. John Moaney and also the Cook and personal Assistant to The Eisenhower's), presented this World War 11 Leather Jacket and other Important pieces to Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. At this time, all of the above mentioned Relics are in The Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.

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GOLF BALLS FROM BAG OF THE PRESIDENTS-RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, May 30, 2011 @ 02:31 PM

Featured in this writing are Three different Golf Balls owned and used by General Dwight D. Eisenhower.  All are from Eisenhower's actual Golf Bag.  Each is Personally Monogrammed.  On one, the Golf Ball  reads "Ike" and on another "Ike Eisenhower" and interestingly on another,"General Ike". This Rare Trio are each straight from President Eisenhower's Golf Bag.

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President Eisenhower, can be seen, on a Presidential Journey aboard Ship, actually lining up one of the Golf Balls, with the aid of his Personal Valet – Sgt. John Moaney.  Moaney was Ike's Valet from early 1942 until General Dwight D. Eisenhower's death in 1969.  Day in and day out, General Eisenhower and Sgt. Moaney were in close proximity to each other.  And when President Eisenhower left The White House on January 21, 1961, Ike retired to his Gettysburg Farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  And there he set up a separate room for Sgt. John Moaney, so that he could always live, with his wife, Dolores, who was also the Eisenhower Cook - right there in the Big House with Mamie and President Eisenhower.

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Golf Balls illustrated here are just a few of the examples from The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.  Personal Golf Balls used by Presidents are not to be confused with the more ordinary gift golf balls.  All of the Golf Balls on display in the Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection are only the Golf Balls straight from the Golf Bags of the President's. They include Golf Balls from President Warren G. Harding, President Richard M. Nixon, President John F. Kennedy as well as others.

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HISTORIC LEATHER TRAVEL CASE OF DWIGHT EISENHOWER-THE AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Tue, May 24, 2011 @ 12:55 PM

The Historic Leather Case General Dwight D. Eisenhower always traveled with, from 1942 to 1969, has at last been located. There was no place on earth that Ike ever embarked to that this Monogrammed case, along with Ike's trusted Valet-Sgt. John Moaney, was not in travel and the Case was always near the side of The General and or his Valet.

leather travel case,eisenhower's leather caseHISTORIC D.D.E. HAND-LEATHER CASE THAT ALWAYS TRAVELED WITH GENERAL EISENHOWER FROM 1940 UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1969

During World War II, beginning in 1942, it was the task of Sgt. John Moaney, the General's personally selected Valet, to hand-carry the above Monogrammed Leather Case whenever he traveled with the General and also with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  There was absolutely no mission carried out by The General and President that this Handsome Personalized Leather Travel Case did not participate....along with unfolding and eventful history.

eisenhower monogrammed leather case,monogrammed leather caseA CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE MONOGRAMMED LEATHER CASE OF GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

eisenhower marine oneINSIDE THE HELICOPTER ARE SGT. JOHN MOANEY WITH THE MONOGRAMMED LEATHER CASE AWAITING THE BOARDING OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER

Sgt. John Moaney, coincidentally, married the personal cook of Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower.  This marriage occurred immediately after World War II and continued until Sgt. Moaney's Death in 1980. Historian and Collector Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was well acquainted with the Moaney's.  And they became staunch friends.  Part of the story being shared in this historic account is further expounded upon, in a detailed letter on White House Stationery, to Mr. Amyx. This letter contains critical Provenance to better explain the nuances as well as the importance of this Historic Relic.

president eisenhower cooks with sgt. moaneyPRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER BARBECUES WITH HIS VALET AND FRIEND - SGT. JOHN MOANEY

The contents of the Eisenhower's Leather Case always contained the personal effects of The President, such as extra handsomely Monogrammed hankies, Monogrammed Eisenhower matchbook covers, a piece of Winston Churchill's Birthday Cake (this is still inside the Case, encapsulated in its original tiny box), a shoe polishing cloth for the General's shoes, as well as a Leather Wallet Monogrammed  "John A. Moaney", along with his personal ID photos still inside. Ike's Leather Case was handsomely Monogrammed on top with a brass plaque" DDE", sometime during World War II.

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IKE'S WORLD WAR 11 LEATHER JACKET- RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, May 19, 2011 @ 02:36 PM

Featured is the World War 11 Leather Jacket of Dwight D. Eisenhower. This Class-One War Relic was, following the Death of Ike, in 1969, in the possession of his Valet and Friend, Sgt. John Moaney. Sgt. Moaney and the General first met in 1942 at Telegraph Cottage, 15 miles South of London - The Headquarters of The Allied effort in The European Theater. It was there that the General met with Moaney for the purpose of interviewing him for the position of Valet and Assistant to the Commanding General. At that time Sgt. Moaney had never even seen a General. But then and there Ike had Moaney reassigned to him at Headquarters. And from 1942 until the President's Death in 1969 (27 years) they were together each and every day. After the President retired, as President in 1961, Ike moved, with Mamie, to their new home in Pennsylvania - Gettysburg Farm. And Sgt. John Moaney and his wife, Delores also moved into the beautiful home with the Eisenhower's.

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Also featured are Binoculars, Owned and Used by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Both the Binoculars and World War 11 Leather Jacket, which has Artistically hand-swen Stars attached to it's Epaulets, were left for Moaney. As was Ike's Handsome18K Rolex. The General left that, in 1969, to Sgt. Moaney as well. All of these Historic Relics are properly Documented for the Ages. There are individual Letters of Provenance, on White House Stationery, explaining the Relics in detail as well as the role of Moaney as Ike's friend and Valet.

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 Years later the Moaneys, with the Major Assistance of Delores Moaney, (married to Sgt. John Moaney and also the Cook and personal Assistant to The Eisenhower's), presented this World War 11 Leather Jacket and other Important pieces to Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. At this time, all of the above mentioned Relics are in The Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.

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EISENHOWER'S ROLEX - LOCATED - IN THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sat, May 14, 2011 @ 07:15 PM

Ike's Rolex was located recently.  This 18K Gold Rolex may very well be the most Important time-piece on the Planet.  It was worn by President Eisenhower, almost daily, throughout his 1953-1960 Tenure as Commander in Chief - at The White House.  However, it was actually presented to the General while he was the NATO Commander in 1950.

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ROLEX SELECTED - GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER -TO BE THE RECEPIENT OF THE 150,00TH ROLEX THEY MANUFACTURED

 This was an Important Presentation on the part of Rolex in that this Rolex was the 150,000th Rolex ever Manufactured by them.  The 100,000th  Rolex had previously been presented to Sir Winston Churchill. Therefore, Rolex obviously considered certain Manufacturing Milestone's as being of Major Significance.

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER ON THE FRONT COVER OF LIFE MAGAZINE IN 1952 - WEARING THE 150,00TH ROLEX ON HIS LEFT WRIST

Also, accompanying the Eisenhower Presidential Rolex are detailed and complete records between Rolex and the General beginning in 1950 and for many years following. This also includes important photographs as well as the appropriate Serial Number, as selected by the Rolex Corporation for their 150,000th.

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A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE BRACELET ENGRAVING AS ACCOMPLISHED AND AUTHORIZED BY ROLEX FOR AND TO GENERAL DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER - IN 1950

The Five-Stars and all Hand-Engraving was accomplished after consultation by Rolex with General Eisenhower. The Engraving was done by a highly skilled Artist, in Switzerland, as determined by Rolex. This was just prior to the Presentation of the time-piece to General Eisenhower, on December 19, 1950.

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A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE 1950 HAND ENGRAVING AS DONE BY ROLEX FOR PRESENTATION TO GENERAL EISENHOWER

  Many pages of Impeccable Provenance accompany this Important Relic of Historic Importance. There is also a detailed letter of Provenance from the Moaney's, (full details below) presenting this Important Rolex to Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. The Provenance is addressed to Mr. Amyx, on White House Stationery, some 25 plus years ago.

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ANOTHER IMPORTANT CLOSE-UP OF PRESIDENT DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER WEARING THE 150,00TH ROLEX ON HIS LEFT WRIST

General Dwight David Eisenhower wore this Rolex from the time of its 1950 Presentation until his death in 1969.  Before his Death, President Eisenhower saw to it that it was given to his longtime Aide and Valet - Sgt. John Moaney.  In a Book, Authored by President Eisenhower, entitled  "At Ease - Stories I Tell To Friends", Eisenhower described Moaney as a Man Indispensable to him during his life-time. An Exalted measure of Praise for his friend and confidant from the time of their World War 11 1942 meeting until Ike's Death in 1969. Ike and Moaney were with each other daily for 27 consecutive years.

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PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER GRILLS STEAKS WITH SGT. JOHN MOANEY - THEY WERE WITH EACH OTHER DAILY FROM 1942 TO 1969

Sgt. John Moaney was married to Dolores Moaney, the Cook for Mamie and Dwight D. Eisenhower, for over 30 years.  When Sgt. Moaney, unfortuantely, passed away from Cancer, about 1981, this Important piece of History was Presented to a trusted friend of the Moaney's, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx - for inclusion into his respected Collection (a.k.a.) as The American Heritage Collection.

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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE LEATHER TRAVEL CASE OF GENERAL EISENHOWER?

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Wed, Mar 02, 2011 @ 12:44 PM

The Historic Leather Case General Dwight D. Eisenhower always traveled with, from 1942 to 1969, has at last been located. There was no place on earth that Ike ever embarked to that this Monogrammed case, along with Ike's trusted Valet-Sgt. John Moaney, was not in travel and the Case was always near the side of The General and or his Valet.

leather travel case,eisenhower's leather caseHISTORIC D.D.E. HAND-LEATHER CASE THAT ALWAYS TRAVELED WITH GENERAL EISENHOWER FROM 1940 UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1969

During World War II, beginning in 1942, it was the task of Sgt. John Moaney, the General's personally selected Valet, to hand-carry the above Monogrammed Leather Case whenever he traveled with the General and also with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  There was absolutely no mission carried out by The General and President that this Handsome Personalized Leather Travel Case did not participate....along with unfolding and eventful history.

eisenhower monogrammed leather case,monogrammed leather caseA CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE MONOGRAMMED LEATHER CASE OF GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

eisenhower marine oneINSIDE THE HELICOPTER ARE SGT. JOHN MOANEY WITH THE MONOGRAMMED LEATHER CASE AWAITING THE BOARDING OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER

Sgt. John Moaney, coincidentally, married the personal cook of Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower.  This marriage occurred immediately after World War II and continued until Sgt. Moaney's Death in 1980. Historian and Collector Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was well acquainted with the Moaney's.  And they became staunch friends.  Part of the story being shared in this historic account is further expounded upon, in a detailed letter on White House Stationery, to Mr. Amyx. This letter contains critical Provenance to better explain the nuances as well as the importance of this Historic Relic.

president eisenhower cooks with sgt. moaneyPRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER BARBECUES WITH HIS VALET AND FRIEND - SGT. JOHN MOANEY

The contents of the Eisenhower's Leather Case always contained the personal effects of The President, such as extra handsomely Monogrammed hankies, Monogrammed Eisenhower matchbook covers, a piece of Winston Churchill's Birthday Cake (this is still inside the Case, encapsulated in its original tiny box), a shoe polishing cloth for the General's shoes, as well as a Leather Wallet Monogrammed  "John A. Moaney", along with his personal ID photos still inside. Ike's Leather Case was handsomely Monogrammed on top with a brass plaque" DDE", sometime during World War II.

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THE EXQUISITE WHITE HOUSE CHINA OF DWIGHT D EISENHOWER IS NOW LOCATED

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sun, Feb 27, 2011 @ 02:24 PM

The Official White House State Dinner China of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Doud Eisenhower are particularly coveted pieces.  Why?  Because a total of Only 120 pieces were ever ordered by Mamie Doud Eisenhower for Official use in the White House. Mrs. Eisenhower's reason for making such a decision was because there was no justified need for a complete set due to the recent orderings from Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. But the Eisenhower's felt it was Important to at least have their own Representation  permanently in The White House Collection. Thus, no other fill-in pieces were ordered by the Eisenhower's other than The Imposing 11.5"  Service Plates.  The total of 120 Stunning Pieces were received, at The White House, in 1955.

eisenhower white house chinaMAMIE & DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER CHOSE THIS DRAMATIC SERVICE PLATE-IN 1955-TO BECOME THEIR OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE CHINA

Important Historical Note: The entire Rims of the Eisenhower Service Plates are covered with Pure Coin Gold in an embossed diamond pattern.  This expensive process of the Gold Firing to the wide-band Rims required an Impressive Eight separate Firings.....an extremely expensive process.  This had to be done in order to achieve the desired finish of such Extraordinary Pure Gold Elegance.

eisenhower white house chinaVERSO MARKINGS OF THE GOLD RIMMED OFFICIAL STATE DINNER SERVICE-BY CASTLETON-AS SELECTED BY THE EISENHOWER'S 

Interestingly, the Eisenhower's moved away from the precedent-setting direction of choosing the renowned Lenox China Co. (Lenox had been previously chosen by The White House from 1918 to 1955). Castleton was then called upon by The White House, as well as The First Family, and they showed they were up to the challenge in 1955.

  • dwigght eisenhower and mamie eisenhowerDWIGHT D. EISENHOWER AND MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER TOGETHER AT GETTYSBURG FARM

Several pieces of this Extraordinary Set of 120 Official State Dinner pieces have made their way into the Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, also known as The American Heritage Collection.  In order to see other examples of Presidential  pieces, of Official White House China, simply go to Mr. Amyx's website of www.AmericanHeritage1.com.

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DWIGHT EISENHOWER OIL PAINTING-TELEGRAPH COTTAGE-WORLD WAR 11

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

Of Major interest is the Discovery of an Important Historical Oil Painting by Dwight Eisenhower– the exact location of an impressive artistic rendering, having important World War II significance, is at long last being shared with all.

ike oil painting telegraph cottageIMPORTANT OIL PAINTING BY GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER OF - TELEGRAPH COTTAGE - IKE'S EUROPEAN THEATRE WORLD WAR 11 HEADQUARTERS

This important oil painting (approximately 14" X 18") was accomplished by Dwight Eisenhower a few years after the ending of World War II.  The General presented this important artistic effort to his longtime Valet, Sgt. John Moaney. Not surprisingly, General Eisenhower's made a conscious effort to depict, via an Original Oil rendition, his own chosen World War II Headquarters – "Telegraph Cottage" – located just 15 miles South of London, England.

eisenhower paintingIKE'S AVID INTEREST FOR RELAXATION WAS OIL PAINTING - THE GENERAL DID THIS OVER A PERIOD OF MANY YEARS - IN EUROPE, AS PRESIDENT AND IN RETIREMENT

"Telegraph Cottage" was the Official location that Eisenhower selected to both live and work as he Commanded the European Theater throughout World War II. This effort culminated in the Surrender by Germany on May 7,1945. Coincidentally The German's Surrendered on the Birthday of The Commander in Chief - Harry S Truman.

Ike presented this Important Historical Oil Painting to his long-time Valet Sgt. Moaney, not only signing the front, "DE" but also writing, in part, on the verso of the painting, "For Sgt. Moaney - I  helped plan both Torch 1942, (the Invasion of North Africa) and Overlord 1945 (D-Day) - Telegraph Cottage - 15 miles South of London- DDE".

general eisenhower and sgt. john moaneyTHE PRESIDENT GRILLING T-BONE STEAKS WITH HIS FRIEND AND VALET SGT. JOHN MOANEY - MOANEY WAS WITH IKE DAILY FROM 1942 - 1969

Years later Eisenhower authored a book entitled "At Ease - Stories I like to tell Friends"; and in that Book The General described 'Sgt. John Moaney - a man indispensible to me throughout my life'. And later, Ike also remembered Moaney by name in his own Will. Sgt. Moaney had first met The General in early 1942 in England. He was chosen by Ike to serve as his personal Valet. They both lived together within "Telegraph Cottage" thoughout World War 11.  Moaney was with Ike daily from 1942 until The President's Death in 1969; and Moaney was present at Walter Reed Hospital when the Great General breathed his last.

ike and mamie photo signedNOTE THE AFFECTIONATE INSCRIPTION TO BOTH SGT. MOANEY AND DELORES MOANEY FROM THE EISENHOWER'S WHILE THE FOUR WERE AT GETTYSBURG TOGETHER

Sgt. Moaney married Delores Moaney about 1945. Delores  was The Eisenhower Family Cook for many years...serving at both The White House and for many years later at Gettysburg Farm. In fact both Sgt. John Moaney and Delores Moaney lived within their Gettysburg Farm Home - (Eisenhower's choice of permanent retirement) with Mamie Doud Eisenhower, long after The President had passed away.

inscription signed by eisenhower and mamieCLOSE-UP OF EISENHOWER TO MOANEY INSCRIPTION OF  PHOTO ON BENCH ILLUSTRATED ABOVE

Over a quarter-century ago the Moaney's graciously presented this important DDE oil painting of "Telegraph Cottage" to The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection - for inclusion into his well-known Collection, also known as The American Heritage Collection.

raleigh degeer amyx historianHISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX- 2010

 


 


 


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