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Details of the Private Collection of
Historic Stationery, Logos & Symbols
of the University of Georgia, Athens


1930s, 1940s, & 1950s

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Copyright 2001, FineArtWest

This constitutes a private offering of a rare and historic collection. Each item is numbered, and additional information is available on this website.





No. 1 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 1 - Black Bulldog Face & Red Block G

No. of letterheads in collection: 36
Condition of the letterheads: 36 excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1932 - 1946
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Wm. G. Chambless, Ben E. Daniel, John A. Faulkner, Jr., Stewart Flanagin, Richard F. Halford, Walton W. Hamilton, John Hancock, Henry Wm. Harbin, Howell P. Holbrook, Eugene Hoppenstein, Norman Kaplan, Carter Maddox, Coleman Mopper, Marvin Nathan, Gail M. Osterhaut, James A. Roberts, David Robinson, Eugene Smith, Henry E. Steadman, Jules Victor, Jr., Wallace E. Winter
In one complete collection: $1,500
After complete set is sold: $1,000
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No. 2 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 2 - "Top Dog" Face & Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 12
Condition of the letterheads: 12 excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colors, some darker due to age
Date range of correspondence: 1936 - 1940
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Lloyd C. Cone, Stewart Flanagin, Zack Evans Greer, Norman Kaplan, Walter D. Martin, C. F. McMillan, John B. O'Neal III, Henry Wilder Smith
In one complete collection: $1,500
After complete set is sold: $1,000
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No. 3 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 3 - Full Bulldog, UGA Seal & Arch Design

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Good, once lightly folded down middle, but no damage
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1937
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Thos. l. Holcombe
In one complete collection: $4,000
After complete set is sold: Not available.
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No. 4 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 4 - University Chapel Walk Sketch & UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent - staples above but no damage
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1938 - 1940
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Polk Land, Spence McClelland
In one complete collection: $1,500
After complete set is sold: $1,250
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No. 5 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 5 - Stylized G for Georgia, Georgia, UGA Seal & Staff of Learning

No. of letterheads in collection: 3
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent - paper clip marks, staple holes near, but no damage
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1938
Confidential subjects: No
Author of correspondence: Polk Land
In one complete collection: $3,000
After complete set is sold: $2,500
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No. 6 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 6 - Blue Old English UGA Logotype

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1938
Confidential subjects: No
Author of correspondence: Laura Lipscomb
In one complete collection: $500
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 7 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 7 - Classic Bulldog Face & Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 10
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory color with fine blue horizontal lines, some pages darkened with age
Date range of correspondence: 1939-1943
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Harold B. Carson, James Duncan, Charles Russell Green, Thomas M. Hall, Albert L. Morris, John B. O'Neal
In one complete collection: $4,000
After complete set is sold: $3,500
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No. 8 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 8 - Classic Red Bulldog Face & UGA Logotype

No. of letterheads in collection: 10
Condition of the letterheads: 9 excellent, 1 stapled
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1939 - 1954 [Earliest ink a darker red]
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: E. L. Franklin, Lewis G. Johnson, Louis P. Leopold, Jim Redfearn, Webster A. Sherrer, William O. White
In one complete collection: $4,000
After complete set is sold: $3,500
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No. 9 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 9 - Full Bulldog Mascot on Top of an Emblazoned Arch

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1939
Confidential subjects: No
Author of correspondence: Gordon Kelly
In one complete collection: $5,500
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 10 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 10 - Red Latin UGA Seal & Classic Period UGA Logotype

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent (typed quote within 1/8 inch, no damage)
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1939
Confidential subjects: No
Author of correspondence: Luther Pennington, Jr.
In one complete collection: $4,000
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 11 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 11 - Dark Red Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory color with random bank note fibers
Date range of correspondence: 1940 - 1941
Confidential subjects: No
Author of correspondence: Albert Fisher, Jr. [stationery personalized with his name & initials]
In one complete collection: $1,500
After complete set is sold: $1,250
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No. 12 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 12 - Georgia, Latin UGA Seal, Black, Red & Grey

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: Undated (1940s?)
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: L. J. Rabhan
In one complete collection: $2,000
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 13 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 13 - Georgia, Full Red Bulldog (One color ink; two colors of paper)

No. of letterheads in collection: 7
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent, despite staples in corners
Variations in paper types: 4 ivory, some darkened; 3 grey-green parchment
Date range of correspondence: 1940 - 1947
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Ernest Ackerly, Thomas A. Cochran, Thos. C. Deas, Norman B. Pursley, Stanley M. Robinson, Frank G. Story, Luther M. Vinton, Jr.
In one complete collection: $1,500 on ivory; $2,000 on grey-green parchment
After complete set is sold: $750 on ivory; $850 on grey-green parchment
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No. 14 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 14 - Red Georgia Latin UGA Seal on Shield

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Light background collage of college pennants
Date range of correspondence: 1941
Confidential subjects: No
Author of correspondence: Albert Fisher, Jr.
In one complete collection: $1,000
After complete set is sold: $750
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No. 15 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 15 - Red Bulldog Face & Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 4
Condition of the letterheads: 1 excellent, 3 stapled
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1941
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Hugh S. Colquitt, James Duncan, Margaret Ann Zimmerman
In one complete collection: $2,000
After complete set is sold: $500 (w/staple holes)
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No. 16 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 16 - Photo of University Chapel Walk, Blue Ink

No. of letterheads in collection: 11
Condition of the letterheads: 11 excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored, some darkened with age
Date range of correspondence: 1941 - 1946
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Charles Russell Green, A.C. Hobbs, Jr., C. Denton Johnson, Walter E. Lee, Jr., Pelham P. Staples, Jr., J. Render Turner, J.W. Watkins, Jr.
In one complete collection: $1,000
After complete set is sold: $750
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No. 17 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 17 - Casual Full Red Bulldog, Block G (One color)

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1943
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Charles Mark Jones, Jr.
In one complete collection: $1,500
After complete set is sold: Not available

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No. 18 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 18 - Red Georgia, UGA Logotype

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1943
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: No signature, second page missing
In one complete collection: $500
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 19 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 19 - Blue Latin UGA Seal, UGA & Athens

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent (paper clip indentation, no damage)
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored paper darkened with age
Date range of correspondence: 1946
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Charles R. Ireland
In one complete collection: $2,000
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 20 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 20 - Brown Bulldog Face & Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 3
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent (close staple holes, no damage)
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1947 - 1951
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: E. L. Franklin, Robert S. Hutchinson
In one complete collection: $2,000
After complete set is sold: $1,500
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No. 21 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 21 - Black Stylized G, Georgia, Red & Black Latin UGA Seal (Two colors)

No. of letterheads in collection: 5
Condition of the letterheads: 2 excellent, 3 fair (close staple holes, paper clip creases)
Variations in paper types: 4 ivory colored, 1 gray
Date range of correspondence: 1947 - 1955
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Fred P. Chambless, William A. Edwards, E. L. Franklin, Frank C. Story
In one complete collection: $2,000
After complete set is sold: $1,750 for excellent; $1,000 for fair
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No. 22 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 22 - Black Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1948 - 1949
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Leonard C. Durrence [stationery personalized with his name]
In one complete collection: $1,000
After complete set is sold: $750
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No. 23 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 23 - Engraved Scrappy Full Red Bulldog

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored, one darkened with age
Date range of correspondence: 1948
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Calvin L. Thrash, Jr.
In one complete collection: $5,000
After complete set is sold: $4,500
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No. 24 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 24 - Dark Blue Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored, textured finish
Date range of correspondence: 1949
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Charles E. Flanders, Jr. [stationery personalized with his name]
In one complete collection: $1,000
After complete set is sold: $750
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No. 25 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 25 - Scrappy Full Red Bulldog in Block G (One color)

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored, light background collage of college pennants
Date range of correspondence: 1949
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Bernard M. Portman
In one complete collection: $5,000
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 26 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 26 - Red Stylized G, Georgia, Latin UGA Seal (One color)

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Almost excellent - one staple hole in blank space within logo area, but not in ink
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1950
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Clayton Courson
In one complete collection: $2,000
After complete set is sold: Not Available
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No. 27 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 27 - Red UGA Sesquicentennial Logo in Rectangle Design

No. of letterheads in collection: 3
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1951
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: William Tate, Dean of Men [recommending William Henry Fleming], Agnes F. Storey, Assistant Registrar [certifying graduation of Jesse L. Hunt], Walter Danne, Registrar [stamped signature](certifying graduation of Jesse Lindsay Hunt)
In one complete collection: $1,500 [Tate]
After complete set is sold: $750
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No. 28 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 28 - Casual and Avid Bulldogs, Seal, Athens, Red & Black

No. of letterheads in collection: 5
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored, 2 darkened with age
Date range of correspondence: 1953-1957
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Cliff Cannon, Jr., L.H. Johnson, Jr.
In one complete collection: $3,000
After complete set is sold: $2,500
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No. 29 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 29 - Gold Embossed Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1955 - 1956
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: John W. Fowler
In one complete collection: $1,000
After complete set is sold: $750
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No. 30 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 30 - Casual Bulldog, Block G, Old English UGA Logotype, Athens

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1957
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: Carlos G. Grantham
In one complete collection: $3,000
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 31 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 31 - Blue Bulldog Face & Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 1
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent (light crease, no damage)
Variations in paper types: Ivory color
Date range of correspondence: 1958
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: James W. Estes
In one complete collection: $1,000
After complete set is sold: Not available
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No. 32 - Rare and historic University of Georgia logo on original stationery

No. 32 - Simplified Green Latin UGA Seal

No. of letterheads in collection: 2
Condition of the letterheads: Excellent
Variations in paper types: Ivory colored
Date range of correspondence: 1959
Confidential subjects: No
Authors of correspondence: William H. "Bill" Duffell
In one complete collection: $2,000
After complete set is sold: $1,000
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Design Elements Found Within the Historic Logos
of the University of Georgia
These 30 plus letterhead designs, used primarily by students as their personal stationery during the 30s, 40s and 50s, include a baker's dozen of design elements. The elements and the frequency of their use in this collection include:

The University Arch

(including arch on each seal): 22
The University seal: 21
The bulldog mascot: 16
The words "University of Georgia": 12
A block letter "G": 9
The word "Athens": 9
The word "Georgia" without "University": 8
Variations of the seal standing alone: 6
Logotype alone without a graphic element: 2
The University Chapel: 2
A "staff of learning": 1
The word "Bulldogs": 1
The word "Sesquicentennial": 1
A shield: 1




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Brief History of the Bulldog Mascot
at the University of Georgia
Georgia's mascot for its first football game against Auburn, played February 22, 1892, in Atlanta, Georgia, was a goat, according to the University of Georgia Athletic Association.

Old newspaper clippings say the goat of honor wore a black coat sporting red "U.G." letters on each side. He also wore a hat with ribbons tied down his high horns. The Auburn fans shouted "Shoot the billy-goat!" throughout the game.

So how did the University of Georgia at Athens acquire its current bulldog mascot and nickname? Many old timers say that it was derived from the blue and white Yale Bulldog. The University of Georgia had strong ties with Yale in its early years. Abraham Baldwin, the first president of UGA, was a Yale man.

In 1894, two years after the appearance of the goat mascot at athletic events, a solid white female bull terrier began to appear at Georgia athletic events as the team mascot. But this dog mascot appeared only occasionally, and not officially.

On November 3, 1920 Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote about a nickname for the University of Georgia and said, "The Georgia Bulldog would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a bulldog, as well as ferocity."

On November 6, 1920 in his account of a UGA football game, sportswriter Cliff Wheatley used the name "Bulldogs" five times and the name has been used ever since.

UGA Fat Dogs' Club 1975-1976

The current "Uga" line of bulldog mascots began with Uga I, born on December 2, 1955, in Columbus, Georgia, and originally named "Hood's Ole Dan." He was the grandson of a former Georgia mascot, with a name unknown to me, that traveled with the Bulldog football team to the Rose Bowl. This game was played on New Year's Day, 1943, in Pasadena, California. This bulldog is the grandfather of the current "Uga" mascots.

The records are incomplete, but one of the official bulldog mascots was Butch (1947-50), a brindled English bulldog owned by Mabry Smith of Warner Robins, Georgia. He was spotted by students who were attending the Georgia-Georgia Tech game in Athens in 1946, and the canine appeared to be suited for the Georgia mascot position. Butch served until his death in 1951.

Butch was succeeded by Mike, another brindled English bulldog, owned by C. L. Fain. Mike served from 1951 until his death in 1955.

The current "Uga" dynasty began with Uga I, born on December 2, 1955 in Columbus, Georgia. He was the grandson of the Georgia mascot that traveled to the 1943 Rose Bowl. Uga I was given to Cecelia Seiler by a friend, Frank Heard of Columbus, Georgia.

The current Georgia mascot was installed in 1999 when Uga V officially retired during pre-game ceremonies at the Georgia-South Carolina game. He passed on all of the duties and rights of mascotting over to his son, Uga VI.

Uga VI, at only a year old, was the biggest of all the mascots, weighing in at 55 pounds -- 11 pounds heavier than his father -- and like his forefathers is a solid white English bulldog.

In an article in recent years, the Pittsburgh Press determined that the University of Georgia is the only major college that actually buries its mascots within the confines of the stadium. These venerable dogs are buried in cement vaults near the main gate in the embankment of the South stands.

Epitaphs to these dogs are inscribed in Georgia marble, and before each home game flowers are placed on these graves. The memorial attracts hundreds of fans and visitors.




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The Origin of This Collection
Few universities in the world inspire the kind of loyalty that exists among the students and alumni of the University of Georgia in Athens.

Like most land-grant universities, UGA was deliberately located in a rural setting, far from the "distractions and temptations" of the big cities. Even today students tend to become acquainted with more students, teachers and townspeople than at other institutions of higher education. Strong friendships are born that last a lifetime. History, traditions, hard studying, hard partying, and that mysterious sense of isolation, all work together to create undying Georgia loyalty.

At the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, it is still true that most medical students are UGA graduates. As physicians, there is a strong tradition of going into general practice or family practice throughout Georgia. In the MCG alumni records, one of the most common entries is: "Died while attending University of Georgia football game." This is truly how most of them would prefer to leave this world.

Before fax and email, students penned more letters home to their families, girlfriends and boyfriends, and past acquaintances than they do now. A box of stationery was an essential item for every student. And of course, to demonstrate their growing loyalty, many purchased specially designed UGA-themed stationery at the college bookstore or in town.

Over the years the symbols on student stationery changed as graphic artists and stationers did their best to attract young student buyers. That tradition persists, but pen and ink letter writing has become a lost art.

Most student letters from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have sooner or later been discarded, and with them generations of beautiful UGA logos and designs were lost. But not necessary forever. At the Medical College of Georgia decades of student requests for information, applications, clarifications, appointments, deferrals, and other mundane requests were routinely dropped into student files. These files were stored in boxes, until administrators felt comfortable about discarding them.

In the 1980's, work study students were asked to participate in this process, carefully looking through each student file from the 1930s to the 1950s for anything of lasting importance that should be saved. Typically sealed confidential envelopes were sent to administrators for final disposition. Designs on the stationery of student inquiries were so eye-catching that the students could not bring themselves to discard them. A box was designated as a repository, but soon it too was set aside for ultimate disposal.

At that point, the documents were saved from destruction by Mr. Larry Christensen who was leaving Augusta to move to the West. Over the years the historical significance of this collection has grown, as other repositories of UGA student letters have been destroyed as part of the march of time.

Today this collection contains 32 striking UGA letterheads. In 12 cases, the only known speciman in that style is preserved in this collection. In another 8 cases, only two known specimans of a specific style exist, and both are held in this collection. As a result, there is only one full collection that includes all 32 stationery styles. This truly is a unique and rare collection of colorful University of Georgia history.

The collection was never meant to be placed on the market, but in recognition of the need to stabilize the acid-based papers on which most of these designs were printed, Mr. Christensen has decided to offer the collection for sale. At the same time, he wishes to help students today at both the University of Georgia and at the Medical College of Georgia (see Terms and Conditions).

In a race against time, this collection will be preserved by another private collector, or by one of Georgia's institutions of higher education or government. Interested parties are urged to contact the private owner in San Diego. No copies of any documents will be sold until the one complete collection has been sold, in order to preserve the collection in its entirety. When that happens, the remaining documents will be available for sale individually.



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Terms & Conditions of this Offering
No part of this collection may be purchased until the one complete set of documents has been sold. When more than one document in a series is available, the purchaser will select which document is to be included. The single complete set of these historic rarities is offered at $25,000. Arrangements may be made for personal inspection of this collection prior to purchase. Delivery will be in person only.





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