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    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!

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