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    Harry S. Truman: Rare 1924 Personal Check from Truman, Made Out To and Endorsed by Eddie Jacobsen. Jacobsen was Truman's partner in the failed haberdashery store in the 1920s. However, Truman's loyalty to Jacobsen and honorable commitment to pay off the store's debts, rather than seek bankruptcy protection, would later count to his political benefit. Jacobsen was Jewish, and a rare oval button seeking the support of Jewish voters in the tight 1948 presidential race would encourage voters to support "Eddie's Friend." That oval button is one of the most prized of Truman pinbacks, and we suspect this Jacobsen check will hold great appeal to the lucky collectors who own one! Nicely custom-framed to 15" x 19" along with 1920s image of Truman and Jacobsen in their shop. The glass on reverse allows viewing of the Jacobsen endorsement as well.

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    March, 2008
    1st Saturday
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