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    Franklin Roosevelt Christmas 1942 Gift, Leather Cover for a Defense Stamp Album. An attractive black leather cover, 3" x 6.75", with gold embossed "Christmas, 1942 from F.D.R.". An official 25-cent Defense Stamp Album with two stamps is included. The leather shows very light wear and is still supple. Fine.

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    A rare and historic book, FDR's 1942 gift to his White House staff: a black leather savings stamp album and twenty five-cent war stamp book, which is listed on page 45 of Seasons Greetings from The White House by Mary Evans Seeley, along with a full color photograph: "The 1942 gift to the staff was a black leather savings stamp album and a 25¢ war stamp with which to begin a collection that could be redeemed for a savings bond." The black leather album is stamped in gold with the following on the cover: "Christmas, 1942/ From/ F.D.R." A wonderful Christmas item from the President to his staff in 1942.



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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