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    Jerry Lewis Personally Owned Vice-Presidential Ashtray Gifted to Him by Richard Nixon (1960). Manufactured under special state contract by Steuben Glass, Inc. in Corning, New York, this heavy-duty ashtray features the Vice-Presidential Seal and Nixon's signature hand-etched on the bottom. This piece was gifted to Jerry Lewis by then-Vice President of the United States Richard Nixon in July, 1960 while the two were both in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lewis was there for a day of meetings with Nixon at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. According to Jerry Lewis' son Anthony, there Nixon was doing everything he could to garner Lewis' support for his presidential campaign against JFK. The ashtray was later given to Anthony Lewis by his father in 2004. Measures approximately 6 ½" x 6 ½" x 2". Excellent condition. Includes a signed and handwritten letter of provenance from Jerry's son, Anthony Lewis. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Anthony Lewis Collection.

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