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    Frank Sinatra's Cartier "H.H." Cufflinks from Hubert Humphrey. U.S. Senator from Minnesota and 38th Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) was the Democratic nominee for President in 1968 (following the withdrawal of President Lyndon B. Johnson and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy). Though Sinatra was instrumental in helping JFK gain the White House in 1960, he couldn't quite repeat the feat eight years later for Humphrey, who lost by a narrow margin to Richard Nixon. As a way to acknowledge Frank for his campaign efforts, Humphrey presented him with this pair of elegant Cartier monogrammed "apple" cufflinks. After the 1968 election, Sinatra, a lifelong Democrat, already soured by previous snubs by the Kennedy family, switched to the Republican party, supporting Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and palling around on the golf course with Spiro Agnew. In Very Fine condition though there is a minute amount of black ink on the back of one of the cufflinks (not visible from front). From the Jilly Rizzo Estate Archive. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from William Rizzo.

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