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    FDR Pewter Matchbox Holder Although not considered to be politically correct today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt will be remembered in many photos smoking cigarettes at various political meetings. Dorothy Dow, a secretary for the Roosevelts during their entire time at the White House, was lucky enough to receive a unique gift from FDR - a pewter matchbox holder with the Presidential Seal and FDR's monogram engraved on the front. Dow was the author of a book entitled Eleanor Roosevelt, An Eager Spirit and worked at the White House from 1933 until 1957. A White House card signed by Dow documents the President's own Val-Kill matchbox holder.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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