If you were to buy a certificate of authenticity from a well known and respected autograph authentification company my guess based on recent eBay
sales of her autograph on non-important pieces of paper (from something other than letters of substance or photographs) is that you might get in the range of $50 to $60 for it. The non-philatielic nature of this (as was pointed out it has no postmark and the stamp was applied over the last part of her autograph and her autograph on this is a bit shaky as if she were riding in a car going down a bumpy road or something. If this were a letter that she wrote talking about something interesting or on a large publicity photo of her then my guess is that her autograph would then triple or more from this value.
I think that she was the most intelligent first lady we have ever had, by far. Reading her books is a real education as they are about life and not about her. And unlike books from more recent political figures, she actually wrote her own. Some of my favorite quotes from her books are:
- A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.
- Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
- Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you'll be criticized anyway.
- No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- A stumbling-block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.
- Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.