Lot 815
Franklin Roosevelt's Meerschaum Pipe From Harvard
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1900, smooth meerschaum bowl, marked Sterling mouthpiece collar, nestle in a custom felt-lined case.

5 in. DOA

By bequest of Eleanor Roosevelt to the estate of Charles W. Fredericks, FDR's bodyguard from 1942 until the president's death in 1945.

This pipe is mentioned on page 5 in PORTRAIT OF A PRESIDENT by Joseph Gies (New York: Doubleday & Co., 1971). The author states, "His (Roosevelt's) first act on moving into his three-room apartment on Auburn Street was to send home for his pipe, indispensable symbol of the young man who went to college not to learn, though he could not smoke it because he was out for freshman football." The Gies biography of FDR accompanies the pipe.

Unused, the mouthpiece slightly loose.

$300 - 600