41st President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “George” AS VICE PRESIDENT, April 1, 1986, on “The Vice President Washington” stationery, to his fishing buddy Bob Boilard in Maine, in full:
When the postmaster set this to Bar and me, she immediately said ‘I know who gets this one’. I hope you enjoy the stamps.
Love to Maddy.
Accompanied by 12×10 government issued booklet with front cover stating “United States Postal Service / Fish Booklet / Commemorative / U.S. Postage Stamps / March 21, 1986” and “George Bush / Vice President of the United States”. Amazing item that actually belonged to Bush as VP, albeit briefly, as he gifted it to his very close friend and fishing buddy.
A famous fisherman, the elder Bush enjoyed casting his line for striped bass and blues off of his compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. As vice president, he played a key role in passing amendments to the Sportfish Restoration Act, and during his presidency he established 56 wildlife refuges.