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Last document signed by JFK in White House up for sale


The last document President John F. Kennedy signed in the White House is up for grabs in Philadelphia.

A rare documents dealer is selling a photograph that Kennedy autographed for an ambassador for $80,000.

JFK's Last Autograph Sale
This undated image provided by Nathan Raab, president of rare documents dealer The Raab Collection in Ardmore, Pa., shows an autographed photo that U.S. ambassador Thomas Estes received from President John F. Kennedy when Estes met with the president on Nov. 21, 1963, the day before Kennedy's assassination. The rare documents dealer was offering the autographed photo for purchase in November 2017 with an asking price of $80,000. The inscription reads: "To Ambassador Estes. With esteem and very warm regards. John F. Kennedy." (Nathan Raab/The Raab Collection via AP)

Raab Collection President Nathan Raab says it’s “one of the finest and most powerful mementos” of the administration to reach the market.

On the morning of Nov. 21, 1963, Kennedy had breakfast with his children and arrived at his office under an hour before his flight to Texas. He met with Thomas Estes, ambassador to Burkina Faso, and Charles Darlington, ambassador to Gabon. It would be his last meeting in the White House.

Estes has recounted Kennedy handed him the photo and asked him to remain in Washington until he returned from Texas so they could continue their conversation.

He then rushed out to depart for San Antonio.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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