Bob Hope Quiz 1

Hope-Ford golfing picture

Two experienced duffers are pictured here. Both hard at work with handicaps and friendship. One, of course, is Bob Hope who always seemed to have a golf club no matter where in the world he was. The other, former president of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, playing to the stands as always. Together, they make a great team at a golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The inscription is dedicated to a mutual friend and signed by both Bob Hope and Jerry Ford. What was the final auction value for this unique photo as sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles in 2005?

Bob Hope and Gerald Ford on, where else?, the golf course

A. $260
B. $460
C. $360

You can guess the value of this photo of four presidents, and you can bid on it at a online auction. Julien’s is selling property from the estate of the legendary Bob Hope at a live and online television auction October 18-19, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan signed photo

Presidents come and go individually, but it is quite rare for current and past presidents to travel together. In this photo, former presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter were chosen to represent the United States at the funeral of the assassinated president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat. Afterward, they all posed with Ronald Reagan, president at the time. While it is unusual for former and current presidents to be together, it is also extremely rare to have them all sign one document or photo. Therefore, this signed photo of the four presidents given to Bob Hope (Lot #106) has a unique historical value. Julien’s has estimated the value at $1,000-$1,500.