The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection
The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection
 

LYNDON B. JOHNSON & LADYBIRD - 1964

 
President Lyndon B. Johnson
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THE JOHNSON’S THOUGHTFULLY PRESENT
ONLY 200 OF THIS CHRISTMAS PRESENT
TO THEIR WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE STAFF
Christmas Gift from President Johnson
After Careful Research by the Historian, Mary Evans Seeley, and an Interview with First Lady Ladybird Johnson, the Following Historic Information was Published by Mary Evans Seeley. In her Informative Book Entitled, “Seasons Greetings from The White House”, by Mary Evans Seeley, she and or The First Lady Stated...

“Lyndon Johnson was a Giver of many kinds of Gifts and Gadgets . . . No matter how much Planning we do, about 5 or 6 Days Before Christmas, Lyndon gets Frantic, Thinking about all the Things he Wants to do for All Those Whom he Loves, Heaping Work on all Those Around Him, and Issuing Orders...Recheck the Names! Playing Gifts! Get It Done! I know this results in many Midnight Hours for White House Secretaries, Merchants, Picture Framers, Parcel Post Deliverers — and Me.
In more than 30 years, I, at least, should know what to expect..."


Among the Gifts the Johnson’s Gave to 200 of their favored Executive Staff was the above French-Matted Engraving by Robert Cruikshank Entitled
“The President’s Levee of All Creation Going to The White House”. This Cherished 1964 Christmas Gift was Personalized, Signed and Dated by the President and First Lady. A Thoughtful First Family Gift, to say the Least.

Christmas & Lyndon Johnson & Lady Bird
THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY
WITH FAMILY AT CHRISTMAS TIME
IN THE WHITE HOUSE

This is a Special Presentation Featured above (The 1964 Rare Christmas Present
is Framed Exactly Like President Johnson wanted it. LBJ had it Handsomely
Matted and Framed, by Internal White House Framers, for Presentation to
Dorothy, pictured below left in the mid-1950s, with her Boss; then Senate Majority Leader, Lyndon B. Johnson). Including the Frame, the Piece Measures 11"x12".
Note that the Presentation Indicates that it is to...

"Dorothy – with Love and Happy Memories, Lyndon B. Johnson and Ladybird Johnson – Christmas, 1964"

...An Unusually Warm Sentiment as Expressed by this President.

Dorothy Nichols & Lyndon B. Johnson
L.B.J. WITH DOROTHY NICHOLS


Dorothy Jackson Nichols (1913-1990) was so Close to Lyndon B. Johnson that she was his First Employee back in the 1930s; Coming to Washington D.C., when he was First Elected as a Member of Congress. And Dorothy became so Close to The President and First Lady that she was Remembered in The President's Will when He Passed Away in 1972.

Not only that, but when Dorothy Married, it was Lyndon B. Johnson that Took the Place of her Father and Marched her Down the Aisle where she was Presented in Matrimony to Philip Nichols. Later Nichols was the Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for our Nations Federal Circuit.

The Nichols Marriage Lasted Until Dorothy’s Death on September 9, 1990. Mr. Amyx was Blessed in that so Many Personal Items of President Lyndon B. Johnson were
Left to him for Permanent Exhibit in his Internationally Known Collection.

Oficial White House Christmas Tree
THE OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
ENROUTE TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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HANDSOME WALNUT BOX PRESENTED BY
THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
TO LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Cigar Box, Lyndon B. Johnson
On a Trip to the Philippines, this Masculine Walnut Box
was Presented to LBJ with Cigars Included. Once the President either
Used or Gave Away the Cigars, he Turned this Piece into a Temporary
Nick-Knack Box which was Used by him within The White House.
Lyndon B. Johnson in Oval Office

Toward the End of his Term, LBJ Presented it to a Favorite Secretary, Toi Bachelder (Pictured below with the LBJ).
The President Adored Ms. Bachelder as he knew that
she had been Favored by Franklin Delano Roosevelt since First Meeting Him as a 14 year old. Later, Toi Presented
the Appropriate Provenance and this Handsome
Cigar Box to Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.

LBJ...ANOTHER BUSY DAY IN THE OVAL OFFICE

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
WITH TOI BACHELDER,
A FAVORITE OF F.D.R.'S -
AS BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND
MRS. BACHELDER VIEW A WHITE HOUSE OIL PORTRAIT OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

LBJ & Toi Bachelder
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FROM THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY - 1966
IS THIS APPROXIMATELY 13" X 11.5"
THOUGHTFULLY INSCRIBED CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT
FROM LADYBIRD AND LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Christmas Gift from LBJ & Lady Bird Johnson
Every Now and Then, President Johnson would be up Against The Wall
with his “Special Gifts for the Favored Executive Staff”, and then began
thinking of Several People at a time; in certain Sections of The White House
who had Performed Valiantly for The President and First Lady during the Year. Accordingly, the President Came Up With the above Idea of a Small Number of Personal Christmas Presents to a Select Few Sections of The White House.
In this case, The White House Correspondence Section. There are Far Less of the above Christmas Example than any other Format of a Special Christmas Present from President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson.

White House Christmas Tree
THE PRESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
ON IT'S WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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OFFICIAL BILL SIGNER PEN USED BY
LYNDON B. JOHNSON TO SIGN INTO LAW
THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
Bill Signer Pen Civil Rights Act 1964

When President Lyndon B. Johnson Signed the Historic Civil Rights Act into Law,
he was Surrounded by Official Dignitaries (Pictured below is LBJ Presenting an Official Civil Rights Act Pen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). The President used a Number of Pens to Sign this Landmark Piece of Legislation.

The First Pen he Presented to Martin Luther King
who Observed the Signing While Standing Over
LBJ’s Shoulder. The President Signed Lyndon with
One Pen, his Initial B with another, the period after
B with another, and Johnson with another; he further used another Bill-Signer Pen to Write the Words,Washington D.C.

This Important Pen is Embossed in White
“The President – The White House” on its Lucite Stem. Note the Dip Stick Tip as President Johnson would have Found it Necessary to Dip Each Pen in an Inkwell that set before him. The Provenance Accompanying this Bill-Signer Pen is Exactly what was Offered with The Pen, by The Johnson Administration in 1964.
LBJ & Martin Luther King
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
PRESENTS PEN TO
MARTIN LUTHER KING
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The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential pieces in the collection above may soon be available for selling or trading to someone who has the same shared historical appreciation for a museum-quality piece of history — as I have for the past quarter of a century plus.  If you have a serious interest, simply fill in the contact form below and I would be pleased to enter into a confidential discussion via telephone with you concerning your interest.

 

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SPECIAL NOTE:
Mr. Amyx is always looking for new and interesting additions to this portion of the collection, via trade and/or purchase. Also, some items may be available for purchase.
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