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JFK EYEGLASSES -JOHN KENNEDY PREFERRED NOT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WEARING

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Jul 07, 2011 @ 03:31 PM

Because of the meticulous care of the Prescription Eyeglasses of John F. Kennedy;  they have finally been located.  They are now in The Collection of well known Historian and Collector, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx......a good friend of several former members of the United States Secret Service - that served many of our Nation's  Presidents.

JOHN F. KENNEDY'S EYEGLASSESJOHN F. KENNEDY'S EYEGLASSES AS RECENTLY PRESENTED IN BLUE SUEDE - AND ARCHIVALLY FRAMED

Inspector Floyd Boring, a retired U.S. Secret Service Agent carefully documented and stored away the JFK's Eyeglasses for safekeeping.  Inspector Boring was the Secret Service's Inspector directly charged with heading up the White House Detail of John F. Kennedy. He did so during the entire Administration of President Kennedy. Not so many years after the Assassination of the President, both Mr. Amyx and Inspector Boring meticulously put together more detailed written Provenance on the Stationery of the US Secret Service.  The Provenance was signed by Inspector Floyd Boring.

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Today, the Prescription Eyeglasses of JFK are handsomely and archivally framed; and often seen by numerous others during special tours conducted by Mr. Amyx. The reason that Floyd Boring (1915 – 2008) was often in possession of JFK's eyeglasses, was primarily because the President did not like his pockets encumbered with 3-D items.  Accordingly, Floyd Boring not only carried the eyeglasses of The President but Cash as well.  Why Cash?  Because JFK usually had none.  In fact, Inspector Boring would sit next to the President during Mass and slip him a  $100.00 bill to be placed in the collection plate.  Later that same day Boring would appear in the office of Evelyn Lincoln, the President's Secretary, and he would be reimbursed one-hundred dollars out of petty cash.  Evelyn Lincoln served as JFK's Secretary for twelve consecutive years and her office was located in the White House adjacent to the Oval Office.  Mrs. Lincoln  was also well acquainted with Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. She also contributed to Amyx's well known Collection, also known as The American Heritage Collection.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND HIS SECRETARY EVELYN LINCOLN IN THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND HIS SECRETARY EVELYN LINCOLN  AT WORK IN THE WHITE HOUSE

Later, Raleigh  DeGeer  Amyx had the historic good fortune of obtaining the prescription eyeglasses of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy as well as those of Sen. Ted Kennedy.  Since then, both of their Prescription Eyeglasses have been  framed with similar presentation impact. In fact, the framing of the Kennedy brothers Eyeglasses are as impressive as the hand-wrapped suede framing as seen on the President's Eyeglasses at top. All framing in the Raleigh Degeer Amyx Collection was accomplished by Rick Badwey of Showcase Portfolios located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

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

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Wed, Jul 06, 2011 @ 02:47 PM

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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THE BABY HAIRBRUSH OF JOHN F. KENNEDY- RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sun, Jun 26, 2011 @ 03:22 PM

According to a White House Maid of 30 years, Viola "Big Mama" Wise, this textured Sterling Silver Hairbrush was used on John F. Kennedy, as an infant, as well as many years later, on The Hair of The President's son, JFK Jr., while he was a Toddler at The White House. Apparently, the President and First Lady included this hairbrush among their personal  belongings when they arrived at The White House on January 20, 1961.

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 Perhaps it was rather automatic that it would be used on JFK JR., and it was.  John F. Kennedy Jr., was a small infant when he arrived at the White House in 1961, and Viola Wise sometimes looked after him, which would include brushing JFK jr.'s hair, as needed.

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 The Maid, Viola Wise, shared many First Family as well as White House stories with Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, (shown at bottom of this feature), and also several Important Historical Relics.  Viola "Big Momma" Wise, was an Important White House contact for Mr. Amyx.  She also was the Possessor of a Major Personality and the two often interacted with each other during "Big Momma's" retirement years. Always, Miss Wise provided detailed written Provenance whenever sharing Historical Relics, that were given to her, as a result of her long career at The White House, with her friend, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.

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 Although Maud Shaw was the Nurse that the Kennedys employed and brought  to the White House with the First Family, it was sometimes necessary for favored White House Employees to assist with the small growing family. And Viola Wise was one of those Trusted Career White House Employees that sometimes assisted with the care of JFK Jr. and Caroline Kennedy.

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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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BABY TEETHING RING OF J.F.K. JR. - THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 @ 12:36 PM

The Teething Ring of John F. Kennedy Jr., was used in The White House by him as an infant. It is Sterling Silver and is Engraved on the Front and Back. Detailed Provenance, on White House Stationary, Presented in Written Format, is from a White House Maid of 30 Years, Viola "Big Momma" Wise. From time to time "Big Momma" would assist the Nanny, Maud Shaw, and rock and feed the infant Son of John f. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

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 Viola Wise would often tend to the various needs of the President's and First Lady's Children, Carolyn and JFK Jr.  Pictured is an Official White House Photograph of "Big Momma" while at work in The White House. Also, pictured is The President as he walks down The White House Colonnade, very near The Oval Office, with JFK Jr. , as a Toddler.

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 This Important piece of Presidential Memorabilia is now in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. Many other Important pieces of White House Memorabilia are displayed for those that care enough to make an off-site appointment to view The Collection.

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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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THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S-SILVER FRAME - COLLECTION OF RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Wed, May 25, 2011 @ 11:15 AM

Featured is Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) Personal Silver Frame and Cabinet photo – as a"Rough Rider". The President's Silver Frame contains an Impressive photo of him with a Stamp on the verso, Officially Marked - "Presidents File".

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The President kept his personal property, as illustrated above,within the White House living quarters until the Roosevelts permanently left, in 1909.  At that time, it was presented to a favored White House Employee as a Gesture of Appreciation.  When properly brought to the polished state of immaculate and unblemished appearance, T.R's Ornate Silver Frame brings on even more Stunning clarity. 

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The 1898 Rough Rider Venture into Cuba, during the Spanish American war, was perhaps, singularly the most Important Event in Theodore Roosevelt's Life.  Overwhelming Publicity was garnished from his role as a Rough Rider and it was a Major reason why he was elected Governor of New York.  And if he had not been the young Governor of New York, T.R. would not have been selected as Vice-President under William McKinley. And not long after, T.R. was to become an Accidental President, when President McKinley was Assassinated in 1901.  A few years later he was Elected President, in his own right, and Theodore Roosevelt's exploits, as well as accomplishments, have been carefully attested to by Historians over time.

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 ALWAYS PHOTOGENIC - PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT

 There was a Tremendous amount of Publicity resulting from the Rough Rider conflict during the 1898 Spanish-American war and the Gallantry of the future President was extensively covered by the Press.  At the time of the adventure, there was an Official Recommendation for the Congressional Medal of Honor. This Distinction of Bravery ultimately arrived on the desk of a Politically Conflicting - Secretary of War. The Secretary then refused to sign off on this Major Honor.  Many years of ensuing debate followed; with The Congressional Medal of Honor, the Epitome of Heroic Distinction, eventually being Approved and Awarded by President William Jefferson Clinton in 2001.

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Currently this Important Personal Relic, that once belonged to Theodore Roosevelt, is in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.

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JFK, JR. - SHORTS WORN IN WHITE HOUSE -RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sat, May 21, 2011 @ 02:40 PM

The featured shorts of JFK Jr., were worn by him, as a toddler, in The White House. They are Monogrammed on the front, in Blue, "JFK, Jr." They would have been worn by the President's son, Circa 1961-62.

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There is Detailed Provenance from a White House Maid that often had direct responsibility for interacting with and caring for both Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr. Her name was Viola "Big Momma" Wise. The writer knew her well back in the 1970's and 1980's. When President John F. Kennedy was Assassinated in 1963, the Funeral was held, November 25, 1963, the 3rd Birthday of JFK Jr.  Following this Sudden and Painful event in the Kennedy Family and in the History of America, a number of important pieces of the President and his Family were dispersed to those with direct Kennedy Family access. These Striking and beautifully hand-crafted JFK Jr. shorts are one of those more Important Relics.

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Sometimes Viola "Big Momma" Wise would share stories, with Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, as related to her 30 Year Career at The White House. Some were put into writing. In this particular case, "Big Momma" shared verbally and in writing the following Kennedy Story. And this Story is also attested to on White House Stationery, as "Big Momma" explained, in a full-page Letter of Provenance, her Association with the Kennedy Brother and Sister. Anyway, there came a day when "Big Momma" was Rocking JFK Jr. And she looked at JFK Jr. and said, "You're an Ugly Darlin Baby - but you are the Son of a President and a Millionaire and so "Big Momma" is gonna keep on rockin you." And she would smile broadly at the young lad as she caressed him and she continued with a favorite chore of that White House day.

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Today, the Shorts of JFK Jr., are in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection, where they are beautifully shared and displayed.

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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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