A collection of political letters to Sammy Davis Jr. includin - 46755 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #3281 A collection of political letters to Sammy Davis Jr. including two from Robert Kennedy. https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Automobilia/46755/46755_Auto_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #3281   A collection of political letters to Sammy Davis Jr. including two from Robert Kennedy.
Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 3281
*Includes Buyer Commission
Description
A collection of political letters to Sammy Davis Jr. including two from Robert Kennedy. Single-page, typed letter on U. S. Senate stationery dated July 12, 1966, from Bobby Kennedy to Sammy Davis Jr. It reads in part: "Many thanks for your telegram, and for the invitation to the party at the new Living Room. As you may know, Ethel and I were in Canada, July 6, and, therefore, unable to come. However, we look forward to getting together with you sometime soon." The letter is signed by Kennedy in black ink, and is in Excellent condition with light overall tanning and two punch holes to the top. Also included is a 3.25' x 4.5' b&w photo of the two men together, also signed by Kennedy and in Excellent condition with very light wear. From the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Set of eight typed, signed letters to Sammy includes Nelson Rockefeller (dated April 3, 1966), Brigadier General James Hamlet (February 8, 1972), Governor of California Edmund G. Brown (October 16, 1962), Bob Dole (September 22, 1972), Donald Rumsfeld (January 19, 1973), Robert Schuller (March 10, 1989), Senator PeteWilson (February 23, 1987), Colin Powell (to Altovise, August 1, 1991), and Governor of California George Deukmejian (April 1, 1990), all in overall Excellent condition with a few instances of very mild wear. From the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Single-page, typed letter on U. S. Senate stationery, dated March 28, 1968, from Bobby Kennedy to Sammy Davis Jr. It reads in full: 'Many thanks for supporting my candidacy. It's great for me to know that you are with us. I'm sure that signing the Citizens for Kennedy ad will influence your many fans and I'm very grateful' and is signed by Kennedy in black ink. Sadly, Kennedy would be assassinated two months later, leaving his vision for the future unfulfilled. The letter is in Excellent condition, with two fold creases and a tiny hole near the left edge. From the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. No Reserve.
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