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    Garfield & Arthur: Inaugural Ball Invitation Group. Lot consists of three components: (1) A 9.75" x 6" invitation to the "Inaugural Reception Promenade Concert" at Washington's National Museum on March 4, 1881. Engraved on pale green coated stock by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company of New York. Excellent condition save for two inconsequential light creases on the right corners; (2) A 4.5" x 2.75" engraved card to the concert or ball; and (3) The original transmittal envelope addressed to General C. C. Augur in San Antonio, Texas with embossed "Inaugural Reception" flap. Augur served as Commandant at West Point, saw action in the Mexican and Civil Wars, commanding the XXII Corps and Department of Washington from October 1863 until the end of hostilities. The small card and envelope rarely appear on the market, making this a desirable group.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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