Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Harry S Truman: Exceptionally Rare Pre-Presidential Button. 2 1/8" button inscribed: "Ask Me Harry S. Truman & Good Roads". Likely issued for one of Truman's re-election bids to the Jackson County Court (1924, 1926 or 1930). Slight indentation at the 4 o'clock position with a clean puncture in the "A" of "Roads". There is a meandering crack in the celluloid and paper decal running from the 9 o'clock to 1 o'clock position along the edge of the upper left quadrant. Despite the defects, the item displays quite well. We recall APIC President Wayne La Poe bringing an example to an early collector meet in Los Angeles. The metal back plate on that specimen had a circular "donut hole" cut from the middle for reasons unknown. Wayne wouldn't sell it outright, but offered it for trade. As it turns out, he didn't have a Cox picture pin in his collection. Accordingly, an astute collector went over to a dealer's table (Charlie McSorley, we believe), purchased a standard Phillie badge Cox picture pin for $60 and made the trade. There are only a handful of these in private collections. A key Truman rarity... just ask me!

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 333

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Feb 22, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2021 December 5 Holiday Luxury Accessories Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    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