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    President Garfield Assassination Collection Including Bullet Fired at Guiteau An outstanding collection of period items which relate to the assassination of President James Garfield. These rare relics are displayed in a vintage framed display and consist of a 4" x 6" photo of Garfield signed in black ink, "J. A. Garfield," and an actual bullet that was fired at Guiteau after he shot the President. This bullet missed its mark and richoted against a hard surface, flattening it. Also in the frame is a cut signature of Charles Guiteau. This one-of-a-kind display originates from the estate of a Mr. J. A. Halstead, editor and proprietor of Minnesota's Brainerd Tribune. Accompanying provenance includes a handwritten letter to Halstead implying that he was at the execution as well as a note regarding the bullet, several articles about Halstead and his actual ticket to the Johnson impeachment trial. Outstanding group of historical artifacts. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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