1982 - · n.p.
RICHARD NIXON signed in blue ""To Camillo Capuzzi / With appreciation for / his generous philanthropy / & best wishes / Richard Nixon / 12-27-'82""JIMMY CARTER signed in bluish-green ""Jimmy / Carter.""GERALD R. FORD signed in black ""Gerald R. Ford"" amidst multicolored stars and ovals and handwritten in script, ostensibly by a child, ""Good Will / Toward Men.""RONALD REAGAN signed in blue ""Ronald Reagan"", above hand calligraphed ""Merry Christmas / 1982.""Ornaments were originally purchased, unsigned, by San Diego businessman Richard Burns at a celebrity charity auction at the opening of the Neiman Marcus department store in San Diego in 1982. After acquiring the ornaments, Burns sent them to five presidents, four of whom honored his request for their signatures. These ornaments were gathered by Burns with the intention of presenting them as a gift to his long-time friends, Camillo and Dolores Capuzzi, who received them in 2013 after Burns’ passing. Also included are a program and directory from the auction, held on December 11, 1982. A unique assemblage of the autographs of the 37th, 38th, 39th, and 40th Presidents, serving from 1969-1989, each boasting large signatures, lovingly cared for for over 30 years." (Inventory #: 60452)