George H.W. Bush Signed 1989 Inaugural First Day Cover with Celebratory Photographs of George and Barbara

This is a celebratory collage, showcasing an 1989 Inaugural first day cover, signed by President George H. W. Bush.

The first day cover is postmarked in Huntington, Indiana, Jan 20, 1989. The cover features a black and white silhouette of the dome of the Capitol, further decorated with 16 stars and two stripes. A rounded blue square is printed at top right corner with the word "USA" encircled by a medallion of 13 white stars, to represent the original 13 states. At left of the square is a red printed "25." President George H. W. Bush's signature, inscribed "George Bush" is in black ink below the postmark stamp. 

The first day cover is paired with two color photographs. At top is a vertical photograph of George and Barbara sharing a dance during the Inaugural Ball. At bottom is a horizontal photograph of Former President and First Lady Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, First Lady Barbara Bush, and President George H.W. Bush walking down the Capitol steps after Bush's inauguration ceremony.  The photograph was originally taken by J. Scott Applewhite for the Associated Press. 

CONDITION:

First day cover is in good condition. Very clean, excluding two very faint stains on the front of the cover. Signature is legible and has not faded. The collage is framed in a custom-built gold wooden frame, with black mats, and gold spandrels highlighting the three collaged elements. A decorative and descriptive gold plaque rested between the first day cover and the bottom photograph. Framed dimensions: 36" H x 18 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D.




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