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    Harry S Truman: 1948 Whistle-Stop Campaign Presentation Watch. Lord Elgin "seven adjustments" open-face pocket watch in the Art Deco style. 14K gold case by Wadsworth, 21-jewel, cased and timed at Elgin National Watch Company, 10K gold chain with gold-filled replacement clasp. The back cover is engraved: "Pres. Harry S. Truman/ From The/ City of Salida, Colo./ 'The Heart of the Rockies'/ Compliments Of/ Meinen Jewelry/ 9-20-48". Great condition, in running order. Recently obtained from a Missouri dealer. We excerpt below some of President Truman's remarks delivered at Salida from the rear platform of his campaign train:

    "We've had a grand day in Colorado today, my family and myself. Denver--well, Denver turned out with I think everybody in town and about a hundred thousand on the outside. And then at Colorado Springs I think everybody in the city was there. In Pueblo we had about twice as many, but Pueblo is twice as big as Colorado Springs. And then when we got to Canon City they said that was the center of all the Republicans in Colorado and there wouldn't be anybody out unless they opened up the penitentiary and let all the prisoners out. But they were very much mistaken. There were at least 5,000 or 6,000 people out there in Canon City, and I didn't see anybody with stripes at all."


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    13th Saturday
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