JFK birthday Cake Decoration, held by Detective’s family for 50 years for Dallas Auction

. October 17, 2010 . 0 Comments

What is easily one of the most extraordinary pieces of JFK-related memorabilia, and hence 20th Century Pop Culture, ever to surface — the Presidential Seal cake side decoration from President John F. Kennedy’s May 29, 1962 birthday cake, will be sold at public auction in Dallas on Nov. 17. This piece is an unlikely survivor from the famous night Marilyn Monroe famously sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to JFK at Madison Square Garden (MSG) as the giant cake was brought in with great fanfare.

The side decoration, which carries a pre-auction estimate of $5,000+, is being offered as part of Heritage Auction Galleries’ November Grand Format American & Political Memorabilia Auction, taking place in-person at the company’s Dallas headquarters, as well as live online at HA.com/Historical.

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