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GARFIELD (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) the 20th
President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his
assassination that year. Garfield had
served nine terms in the House of Representatives, and had been elected to the
Senate before his candidacy for the White House. He was chosen at the 1880 Republican National
Convention as a compromise candidate when candidates Ulysses S. Grant, James G.
Blaine and John Sherman couldn’t get enough votes to secure the
nomination. Garfield’s accomplishments
as president included a resurgence of presidential authority against senatorial
courtesy in executive appointments, energizing American naval power and purging
corruption in the Post Office, all during his extremely short presidency.
Pleased to offer Garfield’s 96 pp, 5 ½” x 7 ¾”
1880 U.S. Postal Guide from his library, stamped “J.A. Garfield, Dec 18, 1880” and
presumably used by him as President.
The guide is filled with early advertising and
detailed information regarding postal services, including a book by the post
office regarding exposing frauds. “Postmasters
cannot better serve their constituencies than by becoming agents for the book.” Advertising also includes how postmasters
can increase their postal revenue. The guide also contains a list of persons
who have committed postal fraud and the organizations they were affiliated with,
various responsibilities of postal positions. Post office inspectors and
auditors, postal rates and classes, items that cannot be sent through the mail,
a list of post offices established, discontinued and changed names are also
Expected light toning but in excellent
condition and an incredible piece of Garfield and U.S. Postal Service
Everything we sell is guaranteed
authentic forever to the original buyer. We also offer a 30-day return policy.
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immediately. Our goal is to please every customer. We are pleased to be members
of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club, The Manuscript Society and The
Ephemera Society. [P 169]