RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of November 6 at 7:00PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6:00PM ET To Participate After 6:00PM ET NEXT LOT PREVIOUS LOT
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
11   John F. Kennedy Speech Draft  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.
click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

#11 - John F. Kennedy Speech Draft Estimate: $1,000+

Typed draft for a speech by Senator John F. Kennedy, two pages, 8.5 x 11, titled and dated, "New York Herald Tribune Excerpt—Oct. 29, 1957 on Communist Situation in Kerala." A small number of notes and corrections have been made in an unknown hand. Drafted during Kennedy's tenure as a Democratic Senator, the speech focuses on the impoverished Communist situation in Kerala, in part: “It has a higher rate of literacy (around 40 per cent) than any state in India. Yet more than 1,250,000 of Kerala’s people are chronically unemployed. Unemployment and food are the state’s gravest problems, and any government that can solve them is assured of a long term of office. No solution is in sight. Wages are miserable. An unskilled laborer, for instance, receives the equivalent of thirty-two cents daily, a primary schoolteacher from twelve to twenty-four dollars monthly. The Communists won their election success here against a Congress party machine that had been discredited by corruption, nepotism and inefficiency. The Communists have made mistakes since taking office, but it must be said that they have given the state a more honest and hardworking administration than their predecessors.” In fine condition.




back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 25.0% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 570 is due by Monday, November 18th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.