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Whatever your opinion of his politics, Ronald Reagan has become of America’s most collectible leaders in the presidential memorabilia world. (This is partly due to the fact that he was a screen actor before his presidency, so items have crossover value.)
Christie’s is set to do a combined live and online auction from the late president and Mrs. Reagan’s private collection September 21-22, 2016. Items have pre-auction estimates from $1,000 to $50,000, with the entire collection valued at $2 million. The sale will include furniture, decorative art, books, memorabilia, jewelry, drawings, and many more items that the Reagans kept at their home in Los Angeles.
The proceeds of the auction will go to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Take a look at select items from the collection below. For more on the auction, click here. At the bottom, watch a video tour of the collection in the Reagan’s former home.
Pair of Elizabeth II Silver Beakers: These were a personal gift from Margaret Thatcher and her husband to the Reagans. Pre-auction estimate: $1,000–$2,000
Ronald Reagan’s 70th Birthday Pillow: This red monogrammed needlepoint cushion was presented to the president on his birthday in 1981. Pre-auction estimate: $1,000–$1,500
American Marine Chronometer by Tiffany: This was an inauguration gift to the president on January 20, 1981, by Frank Sinatra. Pre-auction estimate: $5,000–$10,000