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In 1955, John F. Kennedy saw a unique rocking chair at the office of his physician, Dr. Janet Travell, who recommended it to aid his chronic back pain; his father gave him an identical copy, which he brought to the Oval Office; White House upholsterer modified the design, adding plush upholstered arms and back support; images of JFK seated in them (he owned a number of them) have made them almost as much a JFK emblem as Lincoln's stovepipe hat and FDR's cigarette holder, and at auction original JFK-owned White House rockers have fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars. Signed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Boston, MA, 1964 May 29. Fine. Two five-cent commemorative JFK "And the Glow from That Fire Can Truly Light the World" stamps at upper right, boldly cancelled with "First Day of Issue" noted. Decorative cachet at left depicts a line drawing of Arata's famous rocker. No distracting recipient's name/address present. At center, large and bold in black ballpoint, the famed upholsterer inscribes and signs: "My Best Wishes / to Paul Johnston / Larry Arata / 11/14/77." Most unusual and seldom seen. N° de ref. de la librería 25593

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Título: Signed First Day Cover.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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