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Diplomat's memorabilia sells for $86K in NH

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AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - Memorabilia of longtime diplomat Ellsworth Bunker, U.S. Ambassador to wartime South Vietnam, has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for more than $86,000.

Bunker served under seven presidents and was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction. One was in the collection offered by RR Auction in Amherst.

Other items were a pen used to sign the Paris Peace Accords; the flag flown over the U.S. Embassy in Saigon the day the cease fire took effect; drafts of Bunker's unpublished autobiography; presidential signed photos; and assorted awards and private papers.

Bunker, highly regarded as a worldwide troubleshooter, was ambassador to South Vietnam from 1967 to 1973. He helped negotiate the Panama Canal treaty of 1977.

He died in Dummerston, Vt., in 1984 at age 90.

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