Reading the first, of several 1950s love notes (11 handwritten letters and three telegrams) from then United States senator and president-to-be John F. Kennedy, recently-married husband of the Outstandingly Excellent Jacqueline Bouvier, to the beautiful 21-year-old Gunilla von Post of Stockholm, Sweeden (“It now appears as though I shall be coming to Europe at the end of August. Will you be busy – or might it be possible to meet. What are you doing now. Will you stay there for the summer – or will you return to Cagnes. I thought I might get a boat and sail around the Mediterranean for two weeks – with you as crew. What do you think?”), soon-to-be-auctioned by Chicago-based Legendaryauctions.com. Starting bids: $25,000.
Save the date: JFK's letters to Gunilla von Post were often written on senate stationery. Image via legendaryauctions.com via BBC.com.