The Cold War ended a little more than thirty years ago. Eastern European nations threw off the yoke of Communism, the Berlin Wall came down, and the Soviet Union dissolved. These critical events and tremendous related fallout occurred under the guidance of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, who were the key figures in bringing about such dramatic change. "Gorby" and "The Gipper" couldn't look happier than in the photo seen in the offered framed autograph display.
The scene was the White House on 12/8/87, with Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty, to do away with land-based nuclear missiles. During his years in office as president, Reagan had urged Gorbachev to open the gate in the Berlin Wall, while also calling the USSR an "Evil Empire". Known as a reformer, Gorbachev practiced Glasnost and Perestroika, eventually presiding over the Soviet Union breakup.
Joined with this joyous 8x10 photo, are (2) single-signed cachets, with Ronald Reagan ("9-10") with "40th Pres." inscription on a 1/20/81 Inauguration Day cover; and Mikhail Gorbachev ("9") on a 4/13/93 Thomas Jefferson commemorative cover. Both the signed envelopes and the photo present in excellent condition, and they are tastefully mounted in a stately frame measuring 19 x 17-1/2". Full photo LOA from JSA for the Reagan autograph; JSA basic cert for the Gorbachev autograph.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.