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    Harry S. Truman: Delightful Pair of Massive Etched Leaded Glass Ashtrays. One reads "Swiped from Harry S. Truman", while the other features caricatures of Harry, Bess and Margaret. The youthful image of Truman and the style suggest that these date, if not from the time of his term in office, shortly thereafter, and were probably ordered by Truman to hand out as souvenirs. However, these are expensively made, 8" in diameter, and weigh several pounds each, so it seems unlikely that they were distributed in great numbers, and they were probably treasured and retained by recipients. Accordingly, it is not surprising that we cannot recall encountering any examples previously.

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    August, 2008
    5th Tuesday
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