Raab Announces the Discovery and Sale of a Rare Bible Signed & Gifted by President Ronald Reagan
The only copy of the Bible signed by Reagan known to have come up for sale; valued at $30,000
The New King James version; Reagan was one of numerous American presidents sworn in on a King James Bible, a tradition begun by George Washington.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 12, 2017 – The Raab Collection announced today that it is unveiling and offering for sale a rare Bible, signed by Ronald Reagan as President, gifted to a General and war hero. It is the only signed Bible of Reagan known to have reached the market. This signed New King James copy was not previously known to exist.
“Ronald Reagan’s signed books as President are very uncommon; but this one is particularly compelling. It speaks to Reagan’s religious inspiration and his relationship with Christianity that stretched throughout his time in office,” said Nathan Raab, principal at The Raab Collection.
President Reagan’s legacy is closely tied to his faith. His speeches referenced scripture, and he brought his faith into the Oval Office. In 1982, Thomas Nelson published a newly revised King James version of the Bible. Reagan liked this version. Paul Watson served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. His son was killed in Vietnam and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Watson then served as director for personnel of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and retired in 1972 as a U.S. Air Force Brigadier General.
About The Raab Collection: The Raab Collection has handled many of the most important historical documents to reach the market and worked with the families of famous Americans in the sale and preservation of their family treasures, among them Neil Armstrong, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, William Henry Harrison, and Ronald Reagan. Nathan Raab, a member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, is also a contributor to Forbes.com. To learn more visit www.raabcollection.com or follow @raabcollection on Twitter.