Lot 393

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A fine Presidential relic, Roosevelt's personal chess set used while sailing aboard the Presidential yacht U.S.S. Potomac. The set consists of a complete set of 16 bakelite yellow and red playing pieces contained within a polished wood box lined with green felt and bearing a silver plate on the inside cover reading: "President F. D. Roosevelt U. S. S. Potomac 1936 to 1940". A few scratches to box, contents very fine. From the personal effects of Captain John Kevers, U.S. Navy, who first served Roosevelt aboard the Potomac" as well as several presidents thereafter. He is said to have been the officer who suggested Camp David as the site for a presidential retreat. Ex: Charles Hamilton Auctions, ca. 1975, with the original catalog listing, from the collection of Dr. John Lattimer.

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June 3, 2010 11:00 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

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