Bill Clinton's Pen, a Hand Signed Letter, and an Original Copy of the Act - Giving Frank Sinatra the Congressional Gold Medal
Bill Clinton's Pen, a Hand Signed Letter, and an Original Copy of the Act - Giving Frank Sinatra the Congressional Gold Medal
Bill Clinton's Pen, a Hand Signed Letter, and an Original Copy of the Act - Giving Frank Sinatra the Congressional Gold Medal
Bill Clinton's Pen, a Hand Signed Letter, and an Original Copy of the Act - Giving Frank Sinatra the Congressional Gold Medal
Bill Clinton's Pen, a Hand Signed Letter, and an Original Copy of the Act - Giving Frank Sinatra the Congressional Gold Medal

Bill Clinton's Pen, a Hand Signed Letter, and an Original Copy of the Act - Giving Frank Sinatra the Congressional Gold Medal

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Bill Clinton's personally owned and used bill-signing fountain pen, later owned by Frank Sinatra! Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States during 1993 and 2001 after being the Governor of Arkansas. The Democratic leader was known for his centrist "Third Way" political philosophy, and signed many bills reflecting that. By signing those bills, Clinton used custom-made black ballpoint pens with gold details, including a facsimile Clinton signature. In May 1997, Clinton signed a legislation for Frank Sinatra to receive his Congressional Gold Medal Award. A couple of days later, on June 10, 1997, Clinton sent a letter to Frank Sinatra congratulating him for the award. The typed letter, 8.5 x 6,5 inches (25 x 20 cm) is written on White House stationery, and addressed to "Mr. Frank Sinatra" in his "Sinatra Enterprises" office in Beverly Hills, CA. The letter in full: "Dear Frank: I was honored to sign into law the legislation authorizing the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to you. You have touched the lives of so many people over the years, not only through your spectacular career as a performer, but also through your many humanitarian activities. I hope you'll enjoy the enclosed commemorative copy of the legislation and the pen I used to sign it. Hillary joins me in sending our warmest congratulations and best wishes. We hope you are doing well. Sincerely, Bill Clinton." The pen, the hand-signed letter, and an original copy of the act (with printed signatures of President Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, and President of the Senate pro tempore Strom Thurmond) were sent to Sinatra in the summer of 1997. A year and a half afterward, Sinatra sadly passed away. The items were then owned by Sinatra's widow Barbra Sinatra from 1998 to 2018. It's truly a unique and remarkable set of items with impeccable provenance, connecting two of the most influential figures in politics and pop culture – Clinton and Sinatra.  

This object is sold in an exclusive collaboration with Alexander Bitar History.

 

Measurements: 20 x 20 cm.

Materials: Silk.

Condition: Great.

 

The item is accompanied with a letter of authenticity by Alexander Bitar History, including a lifetime guarantee.


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