Lot 231: 5 items signed by George H. W. Bush (2 inscribed).
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Bush, George H. W.] 5 signed items. ++ TLS. Feb. 8, 1993. Typed text reads in part Dear Rex, We are settling into our new office and rental home and adjusting back to private life Barbara and I are grateful to you for all you did for us. 5 sentences in body of text. Signed Gg Bush. Typed text on letterhead with Presidential seal and George Bush printed at top. Orig envelope postmarked as Houston. Staining to orig envelope. Letter near fine. ++ Signed inscription, in lower margin of a color photograph of Scouten and Bush posing while shaking hands. Inscription reads To Rex Scouten - with Thanks & Best Wishes/ Gg Bush. (Standard press photo size, 4to. Backstamp: Official White House Photograph 25 Jan 90.). Near fine. ++ 2 White House Christmas prints, both signed by George Bush and signed by Barbara Bush in blue ink in lower margin. Issued without the printed signature found on most other years Christmas print. Seeley p181. Near fine in original blue or red folder, without the outer envelope. 1989 small format Christmas Card placed in the 1989 prints envelope. ++ 1989 White House Christmas card, unsigned, 12mo. ++ Color photograph signed and inscribed To the Scoutens/ with holiday greetings - high regard/ Gg Bush. (Rubber stamp on verso includes 4 Ja 84.) Near fine. ++ 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.