Man Finds JFK’s Autograph In An Used Book Written By The Ex-President

November 10th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

November 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): ‘The Strategy of Peace’ by John F. Kennedy was given as a birthday gift to a man in Little Rock, Arkansas. The present given to him by a colleague was indeed a pleasant surprise which only increased as he started reading through the well meant advice by the erstwhile President who had finished writing it in 1960.

But his surprise truly knew no bounds when he came across a business card tucked between the pages 62 and 63. The card was quite old and belonged to the times when Kennedy had served as the Senator of Massachusetts. The name, ‘Jack Kennedy’ was scrawled along the top of the card as well. The messy handwriting looked genuine enough but Vitale, a motivational speaker by profession decided to have it gauged by experts.

Paul Vitale, the lucky man in question inquired and found out that his colleague had bought the book online for $4.49. The owner of the book before it had been handed over as a birthday present still remains unidentified.

Vitale had also shown the card to Ted Sorensen, who had been the speechwriter for Kennedy. Sorenson agreed that the card had looked genuine with the signature appearing to be real too. Sorenson died last month on the 31st of October.

Vitale now has plans to have the signature authenticated formally. He hopes to be able to do some good with it. The card with the valuable signature is now being held securely in a bank security box. Last Monday, the 8th of November had been the 50th anniversary of his election as the President.

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