Lot 233: ~34 items incl 2 TLSs by George H. W. Bush.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Bush, George H. W.] About 35 items incl 2 TLSs by George H. W. Bush and 1 photo signed by Everett Raymond Kinstler. 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. ++ George H. W. Bush. TLS. thanking Scouten for a donation to Bushs Presidential library and mentioning catching a glimpse of Scouten at the Arlington tree event. Walkers Point letterhead, May 14, 1996. Signed Gg Bush. ++ George H. W. Bush TLS. Bushs Houston, TX letterhead, signed Gg Bush. Typed text: February 10, 1994/ Dear Rex, This portrait of Nick Brady by Ronald Sherr is excellent. I would be very pleased if he did one of me for the Portrait Gallery. ++ Invitation to a presentation of Ronald Sherrs portrait of George H. W. Bush at the National Portrait gallery. ++ Photograph of a portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler (President George W. Bush), showing the first Pres. Bush despite the absence of an H), titled and signed by him in red ink in lower margin. Kinstlers return address label on verso. Near fine. ++ Similar photograph of an unofficial portrait of Reagan, unsigned. ++ Smaller photograph of Ronald Reagan and Everett Raymond Kinstler posing with a painting that nearly matches Kinstlers official White House portrait of Reagan. On the official portrait , the columns behind Reagan were more clearly defined. Handwritten on verso: ERK & Pres. RR . Dec. 2nd 1990- Kinstlers return address label on verso. ++ Small photograph of a different photograph substantially similar to the official White House portrait of Reagan. Handwritten on verso: Study Sketch/ OK 20 x 24. Kinstlers return address. ++ 4to photo of the official portrait (or a study for it), also with Kinstlers return address on verso. ++ Invitation to an event honoring Kinstler at the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill. ++ Invitation for the Presentation of the Portraits of President and Mrs. Bush, July 17, 1995. ++ 8 invitations to White House events (3 installments of the Presidential Lecture Series on the Presidency of which 1 is for June 3, 1991 and 2 of the same for July 1992; luncheon on Apr. 3, 1989; Lecture on the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt May 6, 1990; a reception Apr. 22, 1992; The White House: In Tune with History June 9, 2003; and Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark on Feb. 20, 1991). ++ Handwritten thank you note from Lois Abrams. ++ Small placecard for Scouten for a White House event. ++ About 15 other color photographs, mostly press photos, a few smaller. Most show George H. W. Bush, Barbara Bush, or some connection to White House events. ++ A couple photocopies mostly of other items. ++ Mostly near fine, a few more worn. 4to or smaller.