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Presidental Inaugurations,
Assassinations, Resignations,
Autographs and other Commemorations

        On this page you will find 144 covers commemorating presidental inaugurations, assassinations, deaths, resignations and more. In addition, there are a number of presidental autographs (all genuine, no autopen) and covers commemorating other notable events.
        My prices are way under dealer prices and considerably under those in postal history auctions. All covers will be sent by first class or Priority Mail. You, the buyer, pay only the exact postage plus 50c per order for packaging and handling.
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Benjamin Harrison
IG-1. Benjamin Harrison. Bavington, PA receiving backstamp notes correct date of Mar 4, 1889. Env torn and cut at top. $50.00
Grover Cleveland
IG-2. Grover Cleveland. Clear Mar 4, 1893 cancel on clean Scott UX9 postcard from New York, NY. SOLD
Grover Cleveland
IG-3. Grover Cleveland. West Chester, PA receiving backstamp notes correct date of Mar 4, 1893. Env torn at top. $50.00
William McKinley
IG-4. William McKinley. Clean env from Syracuse Univ with Newburgh, NY receiving backstamp with Mar 4, 1897 date. $50.00
William McKinley
IG-5. William McKinley. Ratty, badly torn env but with clear Wheeling, WV backstamp of Mar 4, 1901. $30.00
William McKinley
IG-6 William McKinley. A wonderful piece! Clear Mar 4, 1901 DC cancel. Card reads in part, "Am here for the inauguration with my Co. H-18 Reg. N.G.P.
William McKinley
We are quartered in the War and Navy Building.... The city is crowded with the 'Boys in Blue.' Regards to all the folks, Craig." SOLD
William McKinley
IG-7. William McKinley, second term. Nice, clean 5½" Scott U362 envelope with clear Mar 4, 1901 cancel from Baldwin, Kansas. $100.00
McKinley assination
IG-8. McKinley is shot 4:07 pm Sep 6, 1901 at the Pan American Exposition. First possible cancel is Sep 7 on this McKinley cacheted envelope. A fabulous and rare item! ON HOLD
Teddy Roosevelt
IG-9. McKinley improved, but then worsened and died on Sep 14, 1901. At 42 years old, Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated at 3:30 pm as the youngest US president. SOLD
Teddy Roosevelt
IG-10. Teddy Roosevelt. Mar 4, 1905 NY machine cancel on Scott U385. SOLD
Teddy Roosevelt
IG-11. Teddy Roosevelt. Mar 4, 1905 Phila cancel on repaired 5" piece. $50.00
Teddy Roosevelt
IG-12. T. Roosevelt 75th anniv of birth, Oct 27, 1933. Handsome Linprint color cachet. $25.00
William Taft
IG-13. William Taft. Clear Mar 4, 1909 DC cancel on picture postcard of US Capitol.
William Taft
Portion of gummed label over card caption can be removed by soaking. $200.00
William Taft
IG-14. William Taft. Mar 4, 1909 DC cancel on picture postcard of US Senate chamber.
William Taft
Card reads, "Have attended a session here to see who is surviving. Otto." $200.00
William Taft
IG-15. William Taft. Mar 4, 1909 cancel on Easter card from Boonsboro, MD. $75.00
Woodrow Wilson
IG-16. Woodrow Wilson. Mar 4, 1913 DC cancel on picture postcard of State, War, and Navy Building.
Woodrow Wilson
Card reads, "Wouldn't mind going to "sea" with you. This is some town. J.A.S." $200.00
Woodrow Wilson
IG-17. Woodrow Wilson. Mar 4, 1913 cancel on Greetings card from Buffalo, NY. $75.00
Woodrow Wilson
IG-18. Woodrow Wilson. Mar 5, 1917 Kensington, MD cancel on picture postcard of Washington DC Freemason Temple,
Woodrow Wilson
ironic because Wilson was the only president between McKinley and Truman who was not a Freemason. $125.00
Woodrow Wilson
IG-19. Woodrow Wilson. Mar 5, 1917. Card shows US Courthouse in Savannah, GA. Stamp removed. $100.00
Woodrow Wilson
IG-20. Woodrow Wilson. Mar 5, 1917 machine cancel, Seattle, WA on Scott UX24. $75.00
Warren Harding
IG-21. Warren Harding. Mar 4, 1921 Phila, PA cancel on picture postcard
Warren Harding
of signing the Declaration of Independence. Stamp removed. $200.00
Calvin Coolidge
IG-22. Calvin Coolidge. Aug 3, 1923, Waukegan, IL after death of Harding. Scarce. SOLD
Calvin Coolidge
IG-23. Calvin Coolidge. Mar 4, 1925 Memphis, TN nice, clear machine cancel. SOLD
Pres Calvin Coolidge
AU-01. Calvin Coolidge autograph on airmail cover addr to Nickles, 5/25/28. $400.00
Herbert Hoover
IG-24. Herbert Hoover. Mar 4, 1929 Washington, DC on 6" env. $150.00
Herbert Hoover
IG-25. Herbert Hoover. Mar 4, 1929 Grand Central Sta, NY cancel. SOLD
Pres Herbert Hoover
AU-02. Herbert Hoover autograph on FDC of Sc 989, 4/20/50. $500.00
Franklin D. Roosevelt
IG-25. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mar 4, 1933, Inaug cachet by New York American. $40.00
Franklin D. Roosevelt
IG-26. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jan 20, 1937, cachet of FDR on poster stamp. $50.00
Roosevelt cancels
IG-27. Unusual cancels: President, Franklin, Delano, Roosevelt, New Deal. On 7½" env. Jan-Mar 1937. $25.00
Franklin D. Roosevelt
IG-28. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jan 20, 1941, Inaug cachet by Order of Zunks. Scarce. $135.00
Franklin D. Roosevelt
IG-29. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jan 20, 1945, Cachet with photo of FDR. Rare! SOLD
Franklin D. Roosevelt
IG-30. Roosevelt death. Apr 12, 1945, Staehle cachet, USS Harveson cancel. Nice! SOLD
Roosevelt death
E-5058. Roosevelt death. Apr 12, 1945, Fluegel cover, unaddressed. SOLD
Eleanor Roosevelt
AU-05. Eleanor Roosevelt autograph in pencil on WWII patriotic cover. SOLD
Harry Truman
IG-31. Harry Truman. Apr 12, 1945, Smart Craft Cachet by L.W. Staehle. Unaddressed.$125.00
Harry Truman
IG-32. Harry Truman. Jan 20, 1949, Fluegel cover, Washington DC cancel. Unaddressed.$50.00
Harry Truman
AU-03. Harry Truman autograph on request card w/env to Italy. $300.00
Dwight Eisenhower
IG-33. Dwight Eisehhower. Jan 20, 1953, Artcraft cachet, Washington DC, unaddressed.$8.00
Dwight Eisenhower
IG-34. Eisenhower. Jan 20, 1957, Artcraft, Wash DC, unaddressed. $22.00 IG-35. Same addressed $15.00
Dwight Eisenhower
IG-36. Eisenhower. Jan 20, 1961, Last day in office. Eisenhower Postal Society cachet. Unusual! Unaddr. $20.00
John F. Kennedy
IG-37. John F. Kennedy. Jan 20, 1961, Artcraft, block of flag stamps. $10.00
John F. Kennedy
IG-38. John F. Kennedy. Nov 22, 1963, day of death memorial cover, Claude Sarzin cachet, scarce, unaddressed. $35.00
John F. Kennedy
IG-39. Kennedy day of death, Nov 22, 1963, + FDC of new 5¢ Kennedy stamp, Scott 1246, May 29, 1964. $35.00
Lyndon B. Johnson
IG-40. Lyndon B. Johnson. Nov 22, 1963, Claude Sarzin cachet, not often seen. SOLD
John F. Kennedy
IG-41. Kennedy stamp, Sc 1246, w/2¢ UN stamp FDC, improper UN cancel, May 29, 1964. $12.00
John F. Kennedy
IG-42. Kennedy stamp, Sc 1246, FDC canceled Dallas, TX where assination took place. $10.00
John F. Kennedy
IG-43. Kennedy death 1-yr anniversary memorial flight, w/Vatican stamps, labels and cancel. $20.00
John F. Kennedy
IG-44. Kennedy death 20th anniversary, Nov 22, 1983, KMC Venture cachet. $5.00
Lyndon B. Johnson
IG-45. Lyndon B. Johnson wins election, Nov 3, 1964, unknown cachet, seldom seen. SOLD
Lyndon B. Johnson
IG-46. Lyndon B. Johnson inauguration, Jan 20, 1965, Artcraft variety. $8.00 IG-46a. Unaddr w/flag, $6 IG-46b. Typed addr, $5.00
Lyndon B. Johnson
IG-47. Lyndon B. Johnson inauguration, Jan 20, 1965, picture postcard. $10.00
Lyndon B. Johnson
IG-48. Lyndon B. Johnson death, Jan 22, 1973, Unknown cachet. $8.00
Lyndon Johnson
AU-04. Lyndon Johnson autograph on FDC of 5¢ flag stamp, Scott 1208. Unaddressed. $400.00
Richard Nixon
IG-49. Richard Nixon. Jan 20, 1969, NY Young Republican Club cachet. $8.00
Richard Nixon
IG-50. Richard Nixon. Jan 20, 1973, unknown cachet, seldom seen. $10.00
Richard Nixon
AU-07. Richard Nixon autograph on 1973 Inauguration cover. Scarce! $300.00
Spiro Agnew
IG-51. Spiro Agnew resigns, Oct 10, 1973, Claude Sarzin cachet, rare. SOLD
Gerald Ford
IG-52. Gerald Ford, VP inauguration, Dec 6, 1973, ATA Americana Unit cachet, rare! $20.00
Richard Nixon
IG-53. Nixon announces resignation, Aug 8, 1974, unknown cachet, seldom seen. $12.00
Richard Nixon
IG-54. Nixon announces resignation, Aug 8, 1974, on 1973 inaug cover. $12.00
Richard Nixon
IG-55. Nixon officially resigns, Aug 9, 1974, unknown cachet, seldom seen. $12.00
VP Richard Nixon
AU-05. VP Richard Nixon thermograph
mailing indicia on #9 envelope.
$10.00
Gerald Ford
IG-56. Gerald Ford. Inauguration, Aug 9, 1974, Artcraft cachet. $5.00
Gerald Ford
IG-57. Gerald Ford. Inauguration, Aug 9, 1974, Paste on color photo. $10.00
Gerald Ford
IG-58. Nixon resignation, Ford inauguration, Aug 9, 1974, unknown 3-color cachet, nice! $12.00
Gerald Ford
IG-59. Gerald Ford addresses Congress, Aug 12, 1974, unknown cachet, scarce. $10.00
Gerald Ford
AU-08. Gerald R. Ford autograph on FDC of Scott 1109. $90.00
Gerald Ford
AU-09. Gerald Ford autograph on FDC of Scott 2047. $75.00
Betty Ford
AU-10. Betty Ford autograph on FDC of Scott 1927, Alcoholism. $50.00
Nelson Rockefeller
IG-60. Nelson Rockefeller. VP Inauguration, Dec 19, 1974, Colorano silk cachet. $20.00
Nelson Rockefeller
AU-25. Nelson Rockefeller autograph on block of Register & Vote stamps, w/cover letter. $50.00
Jimmy Carter
IG-61. Jimmy Carter. Inauguration, Jan 20, 1977, Aristocrat Cachet. SOLD
Jimmy Carter
AU-10a. Jimmy Carter, Rosalyn Carter, Mrs Robert Goddard autographs. $100.00
Walter Mondale
IG-62. Walter Mondale, VP Inauguration, Jan 20, 1977, Aristocrat Cachet. $3.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-103. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1981, Gill Craft, Washington DC. $5.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-104. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1981, BBT Cachet, Washington DC. $5.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-105. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1981, Aristocrat, Washington DC. $5.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-106. Ronald Reagan, 1981 & 1985, Artcraft, Washington DC. $5.00
George Bush
IG-63. George H.W. Bush, VP 1981, President 1989, Artcraft, Washington DC. $5.00
George Bush
IG-64. George H.W. Bush, VP 1981, President 1989, Artcraft, Houston, TX. $5.00
George Bush
IG-65. George H.W. Bush, VP 1981, President 1989, Artcraft, Kennebunkport. $5.00
George Bush
IG-66. George H.W. Bush, VP 1981, President 1989, Zazo, Greenwich, CT. $6
Ronald Reagan
IG-67. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, Artcraft combo. SOLD
Ronald Reagan
IG-68. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, Artcraft combo. SOLD
Ronald Reagan
IG-69. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, Very colorful. Unknown, scarce. $5.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-70. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, Limited Edition cachet on U601. $5.00
Ronald Reagan
GB-45. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, Goldberg hand painted, 40 of 60. $75.00
Ronald Reagan
PU-8501. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, Pugh hand painted, 19 of 52. SOLD
Ronald Reagan
IG-71. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, DRC hand colored. 25 of 80. $9.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-72. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, DRC hand colored. $9.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-73. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, DRC hand colored. $9.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-74. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, DRC hand colored. $9.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-75. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20, 1985, Gillcraft combo. SOLD
Ronald Reagan
IG-76. Ronald Reagan, Jan 21, 1985, Gillcraft combo. SOLD
Ronald Reagan
IG-77. Ronald Reagan, Jan 20 & 21, 1985, Gillcraft both dates. $4.00
Ronald Reagan
IG-78: Tampico, IL. IG-79: Santa Barbara. IG-81: Houston. IG-82: Greenwich. IG-83: Milton, MA. $2.50 ea
Pres Ronald Reagan
AU-11. Autographs: Ronald Reagan & George Bush on Bailey photo cachet. Rare! SOLD
George Bush
IG-84. George H.W. Bush, VP 1985, President 1989, Colorano, Houston. $5.00
George Bush
IG-85. George H.W. Bush, VP 1985, President 1989, Colorano, Milton, MA. $5.00
George Bush
IG-86. George H.W. Bush, VP 1985, President 1989, Colorano, Kennebunkport. $5.00
George Bush
IG-89. George H.W. Bush, Jan 20, 1989, Unusual G M cachet, scarce. SOLD
George Bush
IG-87. George H.W. Bush, Jan 20, 1989, Gillcraft combo. SOLD
George Bush
IG-88. George H.W. Bush, Jan 20, 1989, Gillcraft combo. SOLD
George Bush
PU-8904. Pugh hand colored. Choice: Wash DC, Houston, Milton, Greenwich. $16.00
Dan Quayle
PU-8905. VP Dan Quayle. Pugh by hand. Choice: Wash DC, Indianapolis, Huntington, IN. $16.00
Bush, Quayle
PU-8906. Bush, Quayle. Pugh by hand. Wash DC $8.00, or Huntington, IN. $16.00
George Bush
GB-123. George Bush, Jan 20, 1989, Goldberg hand painted, 40 of 95. $28.00
George Bush
IG-90. George H.W. Bush, Jan 20, 1989, Gummed label & rubber stamps. $5.00
Dan Quayle
IG-91. Dan Quayle, Jan 20, 1989, Artcraft. $2.50
VP Dan Quayle
AU-12. VP Dan Quayle autograph on 1989 Inaug cover. $50.00
VP Dan Quayle
AU-13. VP Dan Quayle autograph on 1989 Inaug cover. $60.00
Barbara Bush
AU-14. Barbara Bush autograph on 1989 Inaug cover. $40.00
Clinton, Gore
IG-92. Clinton & Gore, Jan 20, 1993, Geerlings hand painted, 87 of 100. $17.00
Bill Clinton
GB-200. Bill Clinton, Jan 20, 1993, Goldberg hand painted, 40 of 70. SOLD
Bill Clinton
IG-93. Bill Clinton, Jan 20, 1993, Pinnacle, 3 cancels, scarce. $5.00
Bill, Hillary Clinton
IG-94. Clintons, Jan 20, 1993, Graebner Chap, Hope, AR. $4.00
Clinton, Gore
IG-95. Clinton & Gore, Jan 20, 1993, Graebner Chap, Gore, VA. $4.00
Socks
IG-96. Socks, the First Cat, Jan 20, 1993, by S. Kuc, L.E. Bailey cachet. $5.00
Clinton
IG-97. AFDCS postcard canceled inauguration day at Clinton, OH. SOLD
VP Al Gore
AU-15. Al Gore autograph on Tennessee State Bird & Flower cover. $75.00
Clinton
IG-98. Bill & Hillary Clinton, Jan 20, 1997, Graebner Chap. $3.00
Clinton Impeached
IMP-1. Clinton Impeached, Dec 19, 1998, Washington Post reprint. SOLD
George W. Bush
IG-99. George W. Bush, Jan 20, 2001, AFDCS cachet. SOLD
George W. Bush
IG-100. George W. Bush, Jan 20, 2001, Collins hand painted. $15.00
George W. Bush
IG-101. George W. Bush, Jan 20, 2001, Edken cachet. $5.00
Nixon stamp
2995-ST. FDC Nixon stamp, combo, scarce,
S & T Cachets. SOLD
Election results
IG-102. #10 env shows results of closest election in US history, canceled election day (11/7/2000) and inauguration day (1/20/2001). Rice. SOLD
Barry Goldwater
AU-19. Autograph: Barry Goldwater, presidential candidate in 1962. $50.00
Malcolm Baldrige
AU-18. Autograph: Malcolm Baldrige, Sec'y of Commerce (1981-87) w/photo & article. Nice! $25.00

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