Silent Auction Catalog - Carter Center Weekend 2017

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Welcome to the Carter Center’s Silent Auction Catalog. Values expressed below represent certified appraisals, estimates based on sales of comparable items at previous auctions, or sales of similar items from internet sites such as eBay. Any amount paid above the stated value will be considered a donation to The Carter Center and will be tax-deductible.

 

Bidding Rules

Online and fax bids for the Silent Auction will be accepted until 4 p.m. PDT on Friday, June 23, 2017, at which point the current online bid amounts will freeze. Bidding for guests attending the event will continue until 6:00 p.m. PDT that same day. Therefore, no conclusions can be drawn regarding the winning bid until the in-person bidding closes. Winners will be contacted individually during the week of June 26, 2017. An updated list of winning bids will then be posted to the website.

  • $50.00 is the minimum acceptable bid for any of these items.

  • Shipping costs will be added to items that need to be shipped.

  • For questions about this auction catalog, please email Dianne Bryant.

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Online: Browse and select items by checking the box below each item. When ready to check out, click “Generate Bid List” to place your bids. Don’t forget to check back often to see if you have been outbid! Online bidding ends at 4 p.m. PDT, June 23, 2017.

By Fax: Browse and select items listed below by checking the box below each item. When ready to check out, click “Generate Bid List,” print the page, fill it out, and send via fax to 404-420-3816 (before June 21, 2017) or to 970-479-5527 (June 21–23, 2017). Fax bidding ends at 4 p.m. PDT, June 23, 2017.

By Proxy: Remote bidders who desire proxy representation in Olympic Valley, California, by Carter Center staff must call Dianne Bryant to make arrangements at 404-420-5102 (before June 21, 2017) or 404-713-2427 (June 21–24, 2017).

Thank you for participating in this auction to benefit The Carter Center.

 
 
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1. “A STILL MORE GLORIOUS DAWN”
“A Still More Glorious Dawn” is a hand-pulled silkscreen print produced by Tony Moore, one of the creators of “The Walking Dead” comic book series. A tribute to the late astronomer and educator Carl Sagan, it features a silhouette of Dr. Sagan standing before the rising Milky Way in the background. The print is numbered 42 of 200 and is presented in a black wooden frame. Along the bottom of the print the artist has written the title, the number, his name, and “To President and Mrs. Carter.”
Donor(s): Mr. Tony Moore
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $651.00
 

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2. “PEACEFUL WORLD” JADE SCULPTURE
A physical depiction of world peace shows a white dove with its wings spread out over a view of the Earth. The carved jade sculpture sits on a base made of two clasped hands. A gift from the People's Government of Zhijiang Dong, the sculpture was created by Wanyun Hu. The ocean, land, and dove represent friendship and world peace, while the hands represent unity. The sculpture is presented in an imitation rosewood case.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $2,500.00
 

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3. 1980 WHITE HOUSE HOLIDAY PRINT AND 1989 ORNAMENT
This beautifully framed 12-inch by 14-inch print of the White House in snow features the inscription “Thanks for your friendship and support! With our best wishes” and original signatures of President and Mrs. Carter. Also included is a Christmas ornament from the White House Historical Association. A replica of the official seal of the President, the ornament celebrates 200 years of the presidency of the United States. It is accompanied by an insert containing historical facts.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore and Mrs. Ann Johnson
Value: $75.00
Winning Bid: $3,650.00
 

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4. AMERICA’S FIRST LADIES POSTAL COVERS
This large, leather-bound book contains a collection of postal covers featuring first ladies from Martha Washington to Rosalynn Carter. A short biographical piece for the first lady and a photograph of her husband accompany each cover. All of the covers in the book feature a printed image of the First Lady along with her date and place of birth. Postmarks on the covers occur on the first lady’s birthday (in 1977 or 1978) and in or near her birthplace. Rosalynn Carter has signed on her commemorative page of this special book.
Donor(s): Friend of The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $600.00
 

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5. ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ROME BY M. DUBOURG
A set of two antique prints by the artist M. Dubourg, a 19th-century British painter and engraver whose work first appeared at the Royal Academy in 1786 and 1787. The first print is of Dubourg’s engraving of “Ponte Lucano, Plate 11,” and the second is “Temple of Fortuna Virilis, Plate 3.” The prints measure 19 ½ inches by 22 ½ inches framed, and the 75-year-old framing complements the images in color and tone.
Donor(s): Mr. Jay Beck
Value: $2,000.00
Winning Bid: $1,750.00
 

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6. AUTHENTIC HANDMADE AMISH QUILT
This new, authentic quilt was handmade and personalized by Anna Miller of the Ohio Old Order Amish in Millersberg, Ohio. The reversible quilt displays excellent piecing and hand quilting work on one side and features a fern design in shades of burgundy on the other. Made of 100% cotton, it is machine washable and fits a standard queen-size bed as a bedspread or a tall queen or king with a bedskirt. Quilt measures 99 inches by 112 inches and has rounded corners. A certificate of authenticity is included.
Donor(s): Mr. John Cabral
Value: $800.00
Winning Bid: $3,500.00
 

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7. AVON FIGURINES AND VICTORIAN-STYLE DOLLS
Over 120 years old, Avon was founded in 1886 in New York City as the California Perfume Company. In 1937 the company’s name officially changed to Avon Products, Inc. They have made various collectible figurines, dolls, plush products, collector’s plates, ornaments and steins over the years. This collection has six Avon figurines, ranging in sizes from 4 to 7 inches, from the “Images of Hollywood Series” (Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Vivien Leigh, and Clark Gable). Two additional Avon dolls, a Victorian-style baby doll and a doll designed for sachet fragrances, are also included.
Donor(s): Ms. Della Sanderson
Value: $160.00
Winning Bid: $425.00
 

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8. BATTLE CART OX SCULPTURE
This unglazed, earthtoned sculpture is a replica of an ox like the ones used to pull battle carts that were found in the Han Dynasty tomb in 1985. In a green fabric box with red velvet lining are two horns designed to be inserted on top of the ox’s head. The 11-inch by 8 ½-inch sculpture was given to the Carters by Hou Zongwei after a Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $2,500.00
 

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9. BEIJING MEMENTOS
This black lacquer plate from the Beijing Administrative College features a multi-colored etching of the Great Wall of China and was presented to President Carter on a trip to Beijing. The golds, greens and pinks of the image stand out perfectly in contrast to the dark color of the plate itself. Also included are five stamps that colorfully depict various images of Beijing Administrative College. The stamp collection is mounted on a black background with gold trim and displayed inside a rectangular acrylic glass case. A short historical description of the college is printed on the back of the collection. The holder fits in a light brown box with velvet lining and measures 12 inches by 1 ½ inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $75.00
Winning Bid: $500.00
 

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10. BLACK AND WHITE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM TANZANIA
Lisa Ostrander Lalone captures the majesty of the animal kingdom in two stunning black-and-white photographs. Taken in 2014 at the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, both pictures display the beauty of Africa's savannah. Titled “What Are You Looking At?” one shows a zebra standing alone in the wilderness. The other, “Mohock Boy,” is a close-up of a male lion. Each piece is numbered 2 of 10 and specially framed in a gray matte. Both measure 20 inches by 16 inches and are printed on watercolor paper.
Donor(s): Ms. Lisa Ostrander Lalone
Value: $240.00
Winning Bid: $1,250.00
 

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11. BLIMP PHOTOGRAPHS AND PRESIDENTIAL NOTE
In 1942 the U.S. Navy began building an air station in the northern part of Glynn County near Brunswick, Georgia. Naval Air Station Glynco was initially constructed as a base for lighter-than-air airships, commonly known as blimps. The two photographs offered here were created from vintage glass plates and show the blimps at the station. They come with a special note from President Carter in which he describes the important work carried out at NAS Glynco and the role he played while stationed there as part of his first assignment on active duty.
Donor(s): Mr. Frank Moore
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $1,500.00
 

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12. CANADIAN FLAG AND FOUR SEASONS COMMEMORATIVE PLATE
This Canadian flag was flown from the Peace Tower, also known as the Tower of Victory and Peace, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was presented to President and Mrs. Carter in Plains, Georgia, in 2011. The flag measures 90 inches high by 180 inches wide and is accompanied by a plate commemorating the international opening of the Toronto Four Seasons Hotel in 1972. The most notable feature of the building is the clock tower that formerly dominated the Toronto skyline.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
 

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13. CARTER PEANUT CARVING
A smiling caricature of Jimmy Carter emerges from a split peanut shell. On the base of the wood carving is the inscription “Great Presidents / little Peanuts Grow.” The sculpture is 14 inches tall and was made by Ernest Owen of Suches, Georgia. Owen has carved “Erno,” an amalgamation of his name, on the front of the piece below the peanut.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $550.00
 

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14. CARTER PEANUT MEMORABILIA
A vintage peanut bag from Carter’s Warehouse in Plains measures 18 ½ inches by 32 inches unframed. Bags like this, capable of holding 50 pounds of peanuts, were used by members of the Peanut Brigade as promotional material during the 1976 campaign. This bag is signed by Jimmy Carter and Peanut Brigader Dot Padgett. Also included is a 10-inch-long, carved acacia wood peanut purse with fabric lining, interior pocket, and braided handle. Created by Timmy Woods of Beverly Hills, the purse is signed by the designer and was a gift to Rosalynn Carter in Plains, Georgia, in December 2011. In addition, you will receive a photograph of a Carter’s freight truck used during the peanut warehouse’s operation, vintage Carter’s warehouse stationery, and “Georgia Peanut Recipes,” a pamphlet that features several peanut-inspired recipes. It is signed by President Carter’s mother, Lillian.
Donor(s): Ms. Dot Padgett and The Carter Center
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $3,000.00
 

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15. CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL
This hand-brushed Chinese scroll includes a black ink inscription that reads “Mr. Carter: Congratulations on successfully applying for the World Heritage of the West Lake.” It was given to the Carters in Hong Kong in December 2011 by Shui lu Wang of China Xizi United Holding Corporation. The hanging measures 53 ½ inches by 20 ¾ inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
 

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16. DEL CASTILLO PRINT
“Romance de la Ciudad Sonada #1” is one of a series of paintings that were created as a recollection of places that Siro Del Castillo visited and subsequently re-envisaged. Sticking to the Cuban artistic tradition, this print is vibrant as well as notable. Numbered four of 125, the creation of tempera and ink on paper measures 29 inches by 21 inches. It was presented to President and Mrs. Carter in May 2011.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $1,200.00
 

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17. EMBROIDERED JACKET FROM PALESTINE
During a trip to the Middle East, this colorful women’s jacket was given to Rosalynn Carter by the Palestinian Needlework Program. The black body of the jacket is embellished with panels of floral and geometric shapes that cover the front, sleeves and back. The jacket is 30 inches long and in very good condition.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $700.00
 

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18. FAITH COLLECTION
President Carter has signed this set of three CDs, which contain recordings of his Sunday school classes. The series, titled “Sunday Mornings in Plains,” contains about 11 hours of teaching on “Bringing Peace to a Changing World,” “Leading a Worthy Life,” and “Measuring Our Success.” Each audiobook has four or five CDs. Included with the CDs are a 12-inch by 16-inch needlepoint of “The Lord's Prayer,” stitched in navy, light blue, and cream; a wooden cross, measuring 15 inches by 23 inches; and a black-and-white photograph of President Carter with the quote “We should live as though Christ was coming this afternoon.”
Donor(s): The Carter Center, Mr. John Cabral
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $1,600.00
 

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19. FAMILY HISTORY OF JIMMY AND ROSALYNN CARTER’S ANCESTORS
This hardcover book is written by President Carter’s son and family researcher, Jeff Carter. With a foreword by President Carter, the book provides amusing anecdotes about many of their ancestors, as well as historical events that defined our country. According to the author’s father, it is a “delightful read.” The book is signed by President and Mrs. Carter, Jeff Carter, Chip Carter, and Jamie Carter.
Donor(s): Dr. and Mrs. Ricardo Fernandez
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $600.00
 

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20. FRAMED CARTER PEANUT CARVING
A quirky relief wood carving depicts five stages in President Carter’s career. Starting from his time in the Navy in 1946, it goes through his governorship of Georgia, U.S. presidency, departure from the White House, and association with Habitat for Humanity in 1986. The carving was made by Ernest Owen, an American woodcarver born in the 20th century. It is painted in various colors and mounted in an 18 ¾-inch by 25 ¾-inch glazed wood frame. “Erno,” an amalgamation of the artist’s name, is carved in the lower left corner. The piece was presented to President and Mrs. Carter in June 2011.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $350.00
 

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21. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MEMENTOS
This panoramic photograph was taken by Ray Herbert during the 1992 presidential campaign when the Clintons and Gores joined President and Mrs. Carter on a Habitat for Humanity build in Atlanta. The photograph is signed by Al Gore, President Carter, and Mrs. Carter. Included with the photograph is a curved glass plaque that reads “Homes Across America. Thanks. June 14-20, 1992.” You will also receive a specially inscribed putty knife given to President Carter by Habitat For Humanity. The dedication on the knife reads “Jimmy Carter / In appreciation for putting / “Love in the mortar joints” / Habitat For Humanity / 1987.” It is 7 ½ inches long and comes with an oval stand.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $350.00
 

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22. HANDCRAFTED CROCHET AFGHAN
Dr. Antoinette Emch has crocheted an attractive 5-foot by 7-foot afghan by hand. The machine-washable afghan has a dark blue background accented with bright yellow designs that resemble tiny four-petaled flowers. It is finished with scalloped edges.
Donor(s): Dr. Antoinette S. Emch
Value: $150.00
Winning Bid: $800.00
 

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23. HANDCRAFTED EARRINGS AND CONVERTIBLE PENDANT SET
Two anodized aluminum pieces made by nationally renowned artists Carol and Jean-Pierre Hsu in Berkeley Springs, WV, are offered here. The first is a pin in black, silver, and gold. It can be worn alone or combined with the included black cord, with handwrought sterling silver catch, to create a necklace. The second is a pair of earrings with articulated drops suspended with sterling silver rivets. Made for pierced ears, they consist of asymmetrically paired geographic shapes in black, copper, gold, and chablis, and pair perfectly with the necklace. Each piece is delicately textured to reflect light and color.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Pierre Hsu
Value: $150.00
Winning Bid: $600.00
 

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24. IMMUNIZATION LEGACY AWARD
In 1991 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers founded Every Child By Two as a response to the U.S. measles epidemic. The nonprofit organization is committed to reducing the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in children. On October 11, 2011, the organization presented Every Child By Two’s Immunization Legacy Award to Rosalynn Carter at its 20th Anniversary Gala. The elegant cut-glass bowl has an engraved inscription framed by a beautifully etched frosted map of the world. The award is 7 inches tall with a circumference of 28 inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $1,800.00
 

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25. JIMMY CARTER BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
These five emotive black-and-white head shots of President Carter show him at his most candid. They are presented on a black board in a handsome black wooden frame and signed at the lower right by the photographer, Molly Canfield.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $1,100.00
 

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26. KITCHEN DELIGHT
You’ll have “every excuse to cook” with a selection of products from The Cook’s Warehouse. Offered here is a 7 ½-inch Le Creuset stockpot containing a red Le Creuset pepper mill, an embossed garlic peeler, a Cork Pops wine opener, a stainless-steel garlic crusher, a miniature ceramic pot of herbes de Provence, a 5 ½-inch by 8 ½-inch wooden cutting board, a set of wooden salad tongs, a 5 ½-inch Zwilling J.A. Henckels prep knife, and a kitchen towel set decorated with Atlanta landmarks and motifs. Also included is a $150 gift card that can be used toward one of the many cooking classes offered at The Cook’s Warehouse’s Atlanta locations. Visit www.cookswarehouse.com for more information.
Donor(s): Ms. Mary Moore, Founder and CEO, The Cook’s Warehouse
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $1,500.00
 

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27. LISE LIBBY “ISABELLE” PEARL NECKLACE
“Isabelle” is a collection of alternating angel wing and small baroque pearls strung together on a 32-inch-long tan suede cord. There is no clasp. Instead the cord is closed with a knot right above the pearls on either end. Wear as a necklace or wrap around wrist multiple times as a bracelet.
Donor(s): Ms. Lise O'Haire
Value: $95.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 

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28. OFFICIAL GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA PORTRAIT WITH MEMORABILIA
This 16-inch by 20-inch vintage photograph was the official portrait of Jimmy Carter when he was governor of Georgia. President Carter’s signature appears on the matte of the custom-framed photograph. Accompanying the portrait is a large glass ashtray trimmed in gold, showing the Great Seal of Georgia and Jimmy Carter’s signature in the center and a special book offering insight into the Georgia Governor’s Mansion. The special cloth-bound book is signed by both Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and includes a short note from Governor Carter describing the importance of his once family home.
Donor(s): President and Mrs. Carter, and Ms. Mary Beazley
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 

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29. PAIR OF DARUMA DOLLS
Daruma dolls are often considered talismans of good luck. Offered here are both a male and female doll created by an unknown Japanese artist. The dolls are round and adorned with royal robes decorated with cranes. The female’s outfit is orange with white and gold cranes while the male’s is black with white and silver ones, and both robes are finished with a large tasseled bow. Each doll measures 11 inches by 7 ½ inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $350.00
 

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30. PAIRS OF HANDMADE NECKLACES
Select your favorite from four 17 ½-inch necklace pairs. Murano foil glass, hand-blown Venetian glass, Ghana Krobo glass, Tibetan silver repoussé, Mauritania Kiffa glass, Indonesian feather and zigzag glass, lapis lazuli, amethyst, coral, and tiger’s eye are the beads used in the one-of-a-kind creations. Color descriptions for each pair are below. A. Shades of red with gold accents, and cobalt blue with bronze accents. B. Pink with silver, and turquoise and blue-green beads with accents of silver. C. Shades of green with accents of blue, and violet with bright green and gold. D. Cobalt with gold accents, and shades of turquoise with gold accents. The top four bidders on this item will each receive a necklace with the top bidder choosing first, the second top bidder choosing second, and so forth. For more information about the artist and her work, please visit www.lizaart.etsy.com.
Donor(s): Ms. Elizabeth Ginsberg
Value: $120.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 

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31. PAPER-CUT IMAGE ON SCROLL
Paper cutting is a form of Chinese visual art that originated in the sixth century. A red paper-cut image with a white background is mounted on a red-and-white scroll to create this wall hanging. At the center of the image is a circle, which holds the Chinese character “Fu,” meaning good luck. It is surrounded by a ring of five-petaled flowers. Between the flowers and lace-like outer ring is a band of nine fish alongside flowers and foliage. Since the pronunciation for the number nine sounds the same as the word for “long-lasting” in Chinese, this image can be interpreted as a wish for endless affluence for the owner. The scroll was given to the President and Mrs. Carter in Plains, Georgia, in June 2011. The scroll measures 45 inches by 16 inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 

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32. PENNY PREVILLE NATASHA SEMI-MOUNT RING
Penny Preville is an award-winning jewelry designer known for synthesizing old-world techniques and details with a contemporary flair. This unique synthesis creates jewelry that is elegant, fashionable, innovative, and, most important, wearable. Preville’s designs have been worn on the red carpet, on television and in film productions and were even collected by Jackie Kennedy! This Penny Preville Art Deco-style Natasha ring will certainly add an element of femininity and grace to any look.
Donor(s): A Friend of the Carter Center
Value: $4,100.00
Winning Bid: $4,800.00
 

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33. PEWTER SCULPTURE BY ROBERT SULLIVAN
Robert Sullivan created this limited-edition pewter sculpture titled “John Paul Jones I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight September 23, 1779.” It depicts an officer and two crewmen on a ship at the height of battle. The officer is sporting a Revolutionary War-style uniform and shouting through a hailer horn while the two crew members prepare to fire a cannon. Accompanying this is a copy of “Naval Academy Annapolis,” a hardback book written by Ginny Pearce with a foreword by President Carter. The book provides a look inside America’s naval academy and follows the life of its midshipmen through enrollment to graduation and commissioning.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 

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34. PHARAOH SCULPTURE
A blue-velvet-lined box holds a 4-inch replica of an Egyptian pharaoh’s head and chest. The replica shows the face of the pharaoh with its braided beard and striped headcloth, complete with a stylized Egyptian cobra at the top. The rectangular base holding the sculpture has “Oriental Weavers” engraved on it. Oriental Weavers is the name of the company founded by Mohamed Khamis, who gave the sculpture to the Carters during a visit to Plains in 2011.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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35. PLAQUE, COVERS, AND SCRAPBOOK FROM 1977 INAUGURATION
Wood used to construct the capitol platforms at the inauguration is the backing for a silver-colored plaque showing President Carter reciting the oath of office on January 20, 1977. It is signed by Jimmy Carter. Other items featured in this set are four First Day of Issue Covers, a button with images of President Carter and Vice President Mondale, and a scrapbook. Each of the covers shows a different image of President and/or Mrs. Carter. Two of them are marked with a Washington, DC, Inauguration Day cancel and the others with a Plains, Georgia, Inauguration Day cancel. In addition to the images of Carter and Mondale, the button displays a drawing of the Capitol dome along with the phrase “Leaders, for a Change.” The final item, “The Inaugural Album” features pictures from the inaugural evening gala, an invitation to the gala, and two vinyl records capturing the evening’s entertainment. Performers at the gala included celebrities like Paul Simon, Chevy Chase, Aretha Franklin, Jack Nicholson, and many more. The album is signed by President Carter
Donor(s): Mr. John Phillip Baker, Mr. Jim Hier, Mr. Charles Graves, Mr. Jim Free and Mr. John Cabral
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $2,000.00
 

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36. SET OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PERU
Gail Shore is the founder of Cultural Jambalaya, a nonprofit that uses global photography in the classroom to broaden the worldviews of students. She captured these three images on a visit to Peru. Each photograph is matted in black and measures 19 inches by 23 inches. For more information about Shore and her work, visit www.culturaljam.org. Captions for the photographs can be found in Item Restrictions and Clarifications at the end of the catalog.
Donor(s): Ms. Gail D. Shore
Value: $450.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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37. SIGNED AL GORE COLLECTION
Former Vice President Gore is a prolific writer and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. This collection contains two of his books, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change” and the best-selling “An Inconvenient Truth.” Also included is Gore’s “Our Purpose: The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture 2007.” He was awarded the prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.” Gore has signed all three items.
Donor(s): Friend of The Carter Center and The Carter Center
Value: $300.00
Winning Bid: $400.00
 

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38. SIGNED ARCTIC WILDLIFE REFUGE COLLECTIBLES
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few remaining ecosystems unimpacted by mankind. Presented here are several items to help you experience this beautiful place. First is “Seasons of Life and Land: A Photographic Journey by Subhankar Banerjee,” which contains a foreword by President Carter and is signed by both the author and Carter. This beautiful collection brings together photographs of some of the world's most endangered species and includes journal notes documenting the journey made by the creators to get to the refuge. There is also a 17-inch by 21-inch framed document signed by President Barack Obama proclaiming December 10, 2010, as the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The last item is a poster from the 50th Anniversary Historic Symposium. It is 18 inches by 24 inches and has signatures and logos from those involved in the event.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $300.00
Winning Bid: $400.00
 

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39. SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF LAKE TAHOE
T. J. “Doc” Kaminski, famed for his photography of Marilyn Monroe while documenting the making of “The Misfits,” took this beautiful photograph of Lake Tahoe. It shows the raw beauty of one of America’s most treasured beauty spots and is signed by the photographer. A copy of “Tahoe: A Visual History” and other gifts, including two memberships to The Nevada Museum of Art, accompany the photograph.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bacon
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $325.00
 

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40. SIGNED RED LEATHER BOOT
In recognition of her work with the annual immunization campaign, “Shots Across Texas” presented a red leather “Justin Junior” boot to Rosalynn Carter in the mid-1990s. Manufactured in Mexico, “Justin Junior” is the children’s collection from Justin Boots. The 9-inch-tall boot is signed by Mrs. Carter and is mounted on a wooden stand that is ¾ inches tall, 10 inches wide, and 4 ½ inches deep. The front of the stand has a plaque that reads “Presented to Rosalynn Carter, Shots Across Texas, March 24, 1994.”
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $500.00
 

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41. TWO SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL BOOKS
“The War Powers Resolution: A Constitutional Crisis” contains President Gerald Ford’s views and his remarks and observations on the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution. The clothbound hardcover book is a limited edition and was signed by Ford. “Read My Lips: No New Taxes” was written by Daniel Ostrander and George H. W. Bush, who also wrote the introduction. The book represents a comprehensive look at presidential pragmatism and leadership. Gerald Ford participated in the portion of the book covering his pardon of Richard Nixon. Also a limited edition, the blue clothbound hardcover book is signed by Bush.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $600.00
 

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42. TWO TURKAN CARVED WOODEN BOWLS
In March 2002 Mrs. Carter traveled to Kenya with Bill Gates Sr. Offered here are two traditional Turkan hand-crafted wooden bowls given to her during the trip. The round bowl has a 7-inch opening with horizontal ridges carved into the rim. There are additional ridges that circle the inside of the bowl, which has a handle and flattened bottom. The handle is decorated with a large braided leather tassel near the end. The second bowl has a rectangular opening measuring 7 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches with a small braided hook on one side. The rim of the bowl is outlined in black, and a black vertical line runs down the side, behind the hook, and up to the rim on the opposite side. The Turkana, makers of the bowls, are a Nilotic people native to the Turkana District in northwest Kenya.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $900.00
 

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43. WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FROM THE 1990s
Each year the First Lady chooses an ornament design that reflects some point of historical significance about the White House and Christmas. This treasured collection of eight White House Christmas ornaments from the 1990s will make a dazzling addition to any tree. Each comes in its original packaging and is accompanied by an explanation of the ornament’s design and historical significance. Also included is “Season’s Greetings From the White House,” a hardbound book by Mary Evans Seeley that contains presidential Christmas gifts and cards, all of which have been beautifully reproduced, chronologically recorded and historically documented. The book is signed by President Carter.
Donor(s): Ms. Ann Johnson and a Friend of The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $5,000.00
 

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44. WILDLANDS ART BOOK AND PHOTOGRAPH
Journalist Tom Brokaw wrote the foreword for “Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition,” a stunning hardbound collection of “40 inspiring stories of extraordinary places and the people who saved them.” The book was written by Tom Butler and contains 170 spectacular photographs of nature preserves from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego taken by Antonio Viscaino. Along with the book you will receive an 8 ¼-inch by 12-inch color photograph with matte labeled “Middle Fork Salmon above Sheep Creek, Idaho” taken by Tim Palmer.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $3,000.00
 

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45. NAUTICAL STEAMPUNK FLASH DRIVE
Own a unique handcrafted steampunk-style USB 3.0 flash drive with 16 gigabytes of memory. Designed by artist Will Rockwell, who began making steampunk artifacts in the summer of 2009, the drive features deep etching decoration with a nautical theme. When the drive is in use a red service light blinks. The four-inch-long drive comes with a decorated tin box to store your “Pocket Memory.” For more information about the artist and his work please visit www.willrockwell.etsy.com.
Donor(s): Mr. William Davis
Value: $180.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
 

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46A. “A CALL TO ACTION: WOMEN, RELIGION, VIOLENCE, AND POWER”
President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report uncovers a system of discrimination against women that extends to every nation. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering that affects us all.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $550.00
 

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46B. “A FULL LIFE”
At 90, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private lives with a frankness that is disarming. In “A Full Life,” Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might have done differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election but celebrates how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and rewarding second (and third!) careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passion for the causes about which he cares the most, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world. This hardback first edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $400.00
 

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46C. “A GOVERNMENT AS GOOD AS ITS PEOPLE”
Sixty-two of the best and most notable public statements made by Jimmy Carter on his way to becoming president of the United States are presented in this collection. It ends with his Jan. 20, 1977, inaugural address. This paperback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $175.00
 

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46D. “A REMARKABLE MOTHER”
President Carter credits his mother, Lillian, as the inspiration for his own life’s work of commitment and faith. His account portrays Miss Lillian in the context of America’s transformation from a mostly rural society to an expansive, prosperous, confident player on the world stage. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
 

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46E. “ALWAYS A RECKONING AND OTHER POEMS”
In his first and only book of poetry, President Carter shares his private memories about his childhood, family, and political life. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $150.00
 

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46F. “AN HOUR BEFORE DAYLIGHT”
This best-selling book by President Carter gives a personal account of his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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46G. “AN OUTDOOR JOURNAL: ADVENTURES AND REFLECTIONS”
President Carter recalls hunting, fishing, and mountain climbing in very personal and beautifully told stories of his love of the natural world. This paperback book will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $200.00
 

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46H. “BEYOND THE WHITE HOUSE”
This is the story of President Jimmy Carter’s post-presidency. Through The Carter Center, which he and Rosalynn Carter founded in 1982, he has fought neglected diseases, waged peace in war zones, and built hope among some of the most forgotten and needy people in the world. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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46I. “CHRISTMAS IN PLAINS”
In this book, illustrated by Amy Carter, President Carter reveals how his early memories of Christmas in Plains have influenced the way he and his family have celebrated that special day throughout his life. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $175.00
 

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46J. “EVERYTHING TO GAIN: MAKING THE MOST OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”
This 1987 release by President and Mrs. Carter focuses on the challenges of life after the White House and the motivation to meet them. This first edition hardback, which is now out of print, will be personalized to the buyer and autographed by President and Mrs. Carter.
Donor(s):
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $2,000.00
 

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46K. “FIRST LADY FROM PLAINS” (audiobook)
This is Rosalynn Carter’s personal account of her early years and her time in the White House. The three-hour audiobook on cassette is read by Mrs. Carter and will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $200.00
 

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46L. “FIRST LADY FROM PLAINS” (paperback)
This is Rosalynn Carter’s personal account of her early years and her time in the White House. The paperback will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $325.00
 

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46M. “HELPING SOMEONE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: A COMPASSIONATE GUIDE FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CAREGIVERS”
Building on 25 years of experience as an advocate for mental health, Rosalynn Carter discusses treatments and research and shows how to be an effective caregiver and activist. This paperback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
 

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46N. “HELPING YOURSELF HELP OTHERS: A BOOK FOR CAREGIVERS” (hardback)
Rosalynn Carter’s guide offers practical information and lists of resources for family members and professionals caring for children and adults who are chronically ill or disabled. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $200.00
 

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46O. “HELPING YOURSELF HELP OTHERS: A BOOK FOR CAREGIVERS” Revised Edition (paperback)
This 2013 revision of Rosalynn Carter’s guide offers practical information and updated lists of resources for family members and professionals caring for children and adults who are chronically ill or disabled. This paperback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $200.00
 

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46P. “KEEPING FAITH: MEMOIRS OF A PRESIDENT”
This is a clothbound first edition of President Carter’s autobiographical account of his presidency. The hardback, which is now out of print, will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $150.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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46Q. “LIVING FAITH”
This is a personal memoir about the values and experiences that have shaped President Carter’s life. This first paperback edition best seller, with a new preface by President Carter, will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $539.00
 

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46R. “NEGOTIATION: AN ALTERNATIVE TO HOSTILITY”
This rare, leather-bound book from the Carl Vinson Memorial Lecture Series contains President Carter’s analysis of his negotiating tactics, with practical examples from his career. The book also includes photographs from the lecture on April 19, 1983. It will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 

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46S. “NIV LESSONS FROM LIFE BIBLE”
The “NIV Lessons From Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter” is just that: the legacy of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who has been teaching directly from the Bible for over 65 years and has taken the Bible’s teachings seriously, implementing them in his life’s work. Now he shares his own insights and life lessons with you, opening up the Scripture in a new and fresh way.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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46T. “OUR ENDANGERED VALUES”
This hardback edition of President Carter’s best-selling critique of contemporary politics and religion will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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46U. “PALESTINE PEACE NOT APARTHEID”
President Carter shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences with the principal actors, addressing sensitive political issues. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
 

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46V. “SHARING GOOD TIMES”
In these family stories, President Carter discusses a variety of topics, including learning to share, granting personal space, competition, fishing, world travel, and, most of all, the appreciation of his family. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $400.00
 

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46W. “SOURCES OF STRENGTH: MEDITATIONS ON SCRIPTURE FOR A LIVING FAITH”
This collection of 52 of President Carter’s Sunday school lessons contains inspiring meditations on themes that touch every life: family, love, grief, healing, forgiveness, and the transforming power of God’s love in our lives. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $325.00
 

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46X. “TALKING PEACE: A VISION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION”
Jimmy Carter draws on his experiences as he discusses how citizens of all ages can contribute to the foundations of world peace. This revised and updated paperback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $280.00
 

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46Y. “THE BLOOD OF ABRAHAM: INSIGHTS INTO THE MIDDLE EAST”
President Carter demystifies the history of each nation that comprises the Middle East, the reasons for their different goals, and the nature of their prime concerns, while providing an enlightened and reconciling vision for all who share the blood of Abraham. This third-edition paperback includes an afterword with additional thoughts on the Middle East by Jimmy Carter. It will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $500.00
 

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46Z. “THE HORNET’S NEST”
President Carter’s best-selling novel of the Revolutionary War in the South, published in 1996, is the first work of fiction by a president of the United States. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $200.00
 

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47A. “THE LITTLE BABY SNOOGLE-FLEEJER”
Decades ago, President Carter told his children this fairy tale with a universal moral. Amy Carter beautifully illustrated this lovely hardback book, which will be personalized to the buyer and autographed by President Carter.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $800.00
 

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47B. “THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LECTURE”
This is a hardback edition of President Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize Lecture given Dec. 10, 2002. It also contains information on the history of the prize, President Carter’s author’s note, and his acceptance statement. It will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $675.00
 

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47C. “THE VIRTUES OF AGING”
President Carter shares the knowledge and the pleasures that age has brought him. Blending memoir, anecdote, political savvy, and practical advice, this book truly illuminates the rich promises of growing older. The first trade paperback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $350.00
 

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47D. “THROUGH THE YEAR WITH JIMMY CARTER”
In this unique devotional, former President Jimmy Carter dips into the life lessons God has taught him over three remarkable decades of practical Bible teaching delivered to his Sunday school classes in Plains, Ga., and Washington, D.C. These one-of-a-kind devotions include personal stories and prayers for each day of the year.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $396.00
 

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47E. “TURNING POINT: A CANDIDATE, A STATE, AND A NATION COME OF AGE”
This account of Jimmy Carter’s first political campaign reads like a John Grisham thriller. He faced corruption and ballot-stuffing and overcame tremendous odds in court and in the Legislature to win the election to the Georgia Senate. The paperback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $260.00
 

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47F. “WE CAN HAVE PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND”
In this urgent yet passionate and balanced book, President Carter lays out a practical and feasible path to achieving peace in the Middle East. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
 

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47G. “WHITE HOUSE DIARY”
President Carter makes public the daily diary he kept during his years in the White House. By carefully selecting the most illuminating and relevant entries, Carter provides an astonishingly intimate view of his presidency. This paperback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $300.00
 

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47H. “WHY NOT THE BEST?”
Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter began this campaign autobiography in late 1974. When it was published in 1975, it was received by the public as affirmation of his bedrock faith in old-fashioned public service based on duty, honor, competence, and honesty. With nearly 1 million copies sold, it helped propel him into the White House. This hardback book will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $600.00
 

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47I. “WITHIN OUR REACH: ENDING THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS”
Using stories from her 35 years of public service to illustrate the larger issues at hand, Mrs. Carter crafts an intimate and powerful account of a subject previously shrouded in stigma and shadow that affects us all. Mrs. Carter describes a system that continues to fail those in need, despite recent breakthroughs in treatment that can help most people with mental illnesses lead productive lives. Her work presents a seminal, searing, and ultimately optimistic look at how far we’ve come since her days on the campaign trail and how far we have yet to go. This hardback edition will be personalized to the buyer and autographed.
Donor(s):
Value: $50.00
Winning Bid: $250.00