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Richard Nixon paperweight


paperweight1We have some odd things for sale on AbeBooks. This morning I came across a clear acrylic paperweight featuring former US president Richard Nixon. Mrs. Nixon and their grandchildren Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower and Christopher Nixon Cox are also pictured on it. One of the kids does not look happy about being told to look at the camera.

It’s dated November 25, 1979 and I believe this is the period of his life when Nixon was heavily engaged in writing his memoirs although I’m no expert on disgraced US presidents. The picture shows the bougainvillea-covered pillar at the entrance to the Nixon’s California home, La Casa Pacifica. Nixon has signed a label stuck to the bottom of the paperweight. This one definitely goes into the political memorabilia category.

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