Lot #7117
George Bush Autograph Letter Signed as Vice President

"I write this from AFII, our vacation interrupted by the Soviet shoot down"
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Estimate: $500+

Description

"I write this from AFII, our vacation interrupted by the Soviet shoot down"

ALS as vice president, one page both sides, 6.25 x 4.25, vice presidential letterhead, September 2, 1983. Letter to "Bruce," in full: "I write this from AFII, our vacation interrupted by the Soviet shoot down. Thanks for the beautiful picture of Wallen Point. It hangs happily in our living room. I tried to call today but 646-2756 produced some semi-irate guy and 'info' was not helpful. Please tell George Carpenter how much Barb & I like his work." In very good to fine condition, with some light creasing, and a stain to the top of the first page. The "Soviet shoot down" refers to the Korean Air Lines Flight 007, shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor on September 1st, resulting in the loss of 269 lives, including 61 Americans. The incident was one of the most tense of the Cold War.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022





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