SOLD! for $896.00.
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1st item: Framed 1943 President Roosevelt Christmas Card, together with a White House Christmas reception pass for Secret Service Agent Gordon J. Wells and his wife, dated December 23, 1943. 15 1/4" H x 16" W. 2nd item: Carved folk art cane with naturalistic branch handle, given to President Roosevelt as a present from a citizen. Brass presentation band with engraving reading "March 4, 1933/FDR". Fancy script "R" additionally engraved to the lower part of the handle. Cane was subsequently given to the Secret Service Agent Gordon Wells during his tenure. 35 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W. Provenance: From the estate of Captain Gordon Wells, member of the Secret Service's Uniformed Division, the White House Police, from 1943 through 1967. During his tenure, Wells received mementos from sitting Presidents and First ladies of 5 administrations, from Franklin Roosevelt through Lyndon B. Johnson. CONDITION: 1st item: All pieces overall good condition, not examined out of the frame. 2nd item: General scattered wear commensurate with use. Original ferrule absent.