Love letters from JFK to his Swedish mistress for sale

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‘You are amazing and I miss you’: love letters from JFK to his Swedish mistress, written weeks before he married Jackie, are up for auction

  • Love letters from President Kennedy to his Swedish mistress are for sale
  • Kennedy met Swedish aristocrat Gunilla von Post in the summer of 1953
  • He was a Massachusetts senator weeks from his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvie

Intimate love letters from President John F. Kennedy to his Swedish mistress are for sale.

The handwritten letters Kennedy wrote to Swedish aristocrat Gunilla von Post are part of RR Auction’s Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction.

The letters are estimated to sell in excess of $ 30,000.

“If you don’t get married, come by, because I’d love to see you,” reads a February 1956 postmark.

A handwritten letter from John F. Kennedy addressed to Gunilla von Post.  Intimate love letters from President Kennedy to his Swedish mistress are for sale.  'Dear Gunilla, I have to say that you looked good and happy in the photo you sent me at the Regatta', reads the letter

A handwritten letter from John F. Kennedy addressed to Gunilla von Post. Intimate love letters from President Kennedy to his Swedish mistress are for sale. ‘Dear Gunilla, I have to say that you looked good and happy in the photo you sent me at the Regatta’, reads the letter

Von Post met Kennedy in the French Riviera in the summer of 1953

Von Post met Kennedy in the French Riviera in the summer of 1953

“If you’re not getting married, come by, because I’d love to see you,” reads a February 1956 postmark. Former President Kennedy is pictured above

‘I had a great time with you last summer. It is a bright memory of my life – you are wonderful and I miss you. ‘

Von Post met Kennedy by chance in the summer of 1953 in the French Riviera.

He was a United States Senator in Massachusetts at the time and just weeks away from his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier, later known as Jackie Kennedy.

For the next three years, the two letters traded back and forth across the Atlantic, with Kennedy even planning to leave his wife for the von Post, according to her 1997 memoir “ Love, Jack. ”

According to von Post’s memoirs, the two reportedly spent a week together in Sweden in August 1955.

They only saw each other once, by chance at a gala at the Waldorf Astoria in 1958, while Von Post was pregnant with her first child.

The auction includes the original hand-addressed envelope from the United States Senate.

“This is the only Kennedy letter we have offered that shows open affection to another woman while married,” notes RR Auction’s Fine Autographs and Artifacts.

The handwritten letters Kennedy wrote to Swedish aristocrat Gunilla von Post are part of RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction

The handwritten letters Kennedy wrote to Swedish aristocrat Gunilla von Post are part of RR Auction’s Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction

Intimate love letters from President Kennedy to his Swedish mistress are for sale

Intimate love letters from President Kennedy to his Swedish mistress are for sale

Gunilla Von Post, pictured above, happened to meet Kennedy in the summer of 1953 in the French Riviera

Gunilla Von Post, pictured above, happened to meet Kennedy in the summer of 1953 in the French Riviera

The first sub-letter from circa 1955 reads: ‘Dear Gunilla, I have to say that you looked good and happy in the photo you sent me at the Regatta.

What does “Lagsamling Pa Dack Fore Regattan” mean? Something awful, I’m sure.

It now looks like Congress won’t end until August 5 – so I’m sailing on the ‘United States’ arriving in Le Havre on August 10 – and I’ll be in Sweden on August 12. Where am I going. Send me your address in Bastaad, where you’ll be. ‘

The second sub-letter, signed ‘Jack’, reads: ‘… is coming and maybe you can make me a reservation. I am curious to see you.

‘Isn’t it strange after all these months? Maybe it will be a bit difficult at first as we will be strangers – but not strangers – and I’m sure it will all work and I will think that although it’s a long way to Gunilla it’s worth it . ‘

'I had a great time with you last summer.  It is a bright memory of my life - you are wonderful and I miss you, ”reads one of the letters

‘I had a great time with you last summer. It is a bright memory of my life – you are wonderful and I miss you, ”reads one of the letters

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