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    Rare Executive Mansion Card from President Grant's administration

    [Ulysses S. Grant] Executive Mansion Card, unsigned, 4.75" x 3". This is the earliest "Executive Mansion" card; it reads in the top right corner, "Executive Mansion/ Washington, ____ 18__." Executive Mansion cards are becoming more difficult to obtain. President Grant introduced them during his administration (1869-1877) as a quicker way to supply autograph seekers. Very few cards (possibly only two others) from the Grant administration are known to exist today, making this particular on rare and highly desirable. (After Teddy Roosevelt's administration, the cards read "White House" rather than "Executive Mansion.") The consignor obtained this early Executive Mansion card from Lone Star Autographs who disclose that the card came from the estate of General Frederick T. Dent (President Grant's brother-in-law). Very fine condition.

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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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