Republicans today may not be feeling so great about their chances for regaining the White House in November (see: Nate Silver’s predictions yesterday), so for anyone feeling the least bit nostalgic for the party’s glory days, boy do we have the sale for you.
Christie’s announced today some of the contents from its upcoming auction of the private collection of President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy from their Bel Air home. These include Billy Haines Hollywood Regency-style furniture, art, books, memorabilia, jewelry, paintings, drawings and prints. Prices will range from $10,000 to $50,000 and the sale will benefit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
Among the items for sale are a pair of Elizabeth II silver beakers from Maggie Thatcher with the inscription ‘With love from Margaret and Denis Thatcher’ estimated to go for $1,000-$2,000; a Bulgari diamond, ruby and sapphire ring estimated to go for $5,000-$8,000 and a clock gifted from Frank Sinatra with the inscription “Good Morning Mr. President,” estimated to go for $5,000-$10,000.
The sale will happen in September in New York.