Exceedingly rare official 1963 White House Christmas card, 6.75 x 5, printed on cream-colored stock and featuring an embossed presidential seal on the front, with red stripe below. Inside is a simple printed message: "The President and Mrs. Johnson wish you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year." Very few of these somber cards were produced (estimated at 50-75) for the incoming President Johnson, who had just assumed office after the tragic assassination of JFK; it is considered to be among the rarest and most sought-after of all White House Christmas cards. In very good to fine condition, with a light stain to the upper left corner of the front.
From the collection of Ronald E.F. Hoskins.
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