Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Harry S. Truman Letter Signed with Holographic Postscript. One page on U.S. Senate letterhead, 8" x 10.5"; Washington, D.C.; October 31, 1943. A letter to Lt. Fred Whitaker sending apologies for not seeing him at Camp Lee. He writes: "Politics are really picking up in Missouri and I am going to be sorry I don't have you to ride around with me in the next campaign..." Truman adds a handwritten postscript: "I was counting on seeing you while you were here, I'm extremely sorry we didn't get together." From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

    Condition: Usual mail folds with mat burn at all edges showing evidence of prior framing. A few drops of dampstaining affect three words of the postscript. Light wrinkling throughout.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    17th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 285

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 February 22 - 23 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $4,645,206