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    Rare Grouping for Charles Guiteau, President James Garfield's Assassin This lot of three items needs only some creative matting (perhaps with a portrait of Garfield as well?) to form an interesting and significant display. It consists of: 1) a nice autograph letter signed on his law firm stationery, 2) a scarce carte de visite of "The Murderous Assassin of President Garfield," and 3) a very rare ticket for Guiteau's sensational 1881 trial, signed by the U.S. District Attorney, George Corkhill, and issued to Senator James Cameron of Pennsylvania (actually it is more like a pass, having been modified to allow access to the Senator as well as his "friends" for the duration of the trial). The relatively common tickets to President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial have frequently sold for over $1,000 in recent years. This is only the second Guiteau trial ticket we have ever seen! All in nice condition, although the ticket does have back damage from old album mounting. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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