Lot 237: 11 White House Christmas prints + 9 Xmas cards.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Christmas/White House Prints & Cards] 21 items: 11 White House Christmas prints + 10 White House Christmas cards. Provenance: Rex Scouten Collection of White House Americana. Scouten served 10 Presidents from Truman to Clinton, including time as a Secret Service agent, Chief Usher of the White House, and White House Curator. ++ 11 White House Christmas prints: 1969, 2 of the print from 1974, 1985, 2 of 1986, 2 of 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1993. Mostly very good to near fine, a couple more worn. 1974s Christmas print was issued with the verso of the facsimile painting tipped to folder with an inadequate amount of glue, so the facsimile painting is separated. 1969s red paper matting has been separated and the tissue guard has been tipped to the back of the paper matting. Folio, mostly in original folder. Some are in original envelope. Seeley pp135, 168-191. ++ 10 White House Christmas cards (small format): 1972, 2 of 1983, 2 of 1988, 3 of 1989, 1991, and 2002. Mostly very good to near fine. Seeley pp165, 168-191. Some in orig envelope. 5 Lb.