March 30, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/30/2017
Stellar vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 Harris and Ewing photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Virginia & Carroll Cone—with very warm regards, John F. Kennedy.” In fine condition. John Carroll Cone (1893–1976) was a World War I ace who taught aerial combat to Eddie Rickenbacker in France during the war. He spent his career in aviation and served as an advisor on commercial aviation to presidents Roosevelt and Truman. A beautifully inscribed portrait, the first of this pose we have ever seen, much more legible than usually found, presented to an important participant in military and commercial aviation. Signature authenticated and graded PSA/DNA 9 with a full LOA. This is easily one of the best JFK pieces in the hobby, exceedingly rare on a photo and one of the nicest signatures you will find.
John F. Kennedy Signed 10.5x13.5 Photo (Graded PSA/DNA 9)
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