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Harry S. Truman

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Truman politely sends his autograph to a collector

Harry S. Truman, 1884–1972.  33rd President of the United States, 1945–1953.  Typed Letter Signed, Harry S. Truman, one page, 7¼” x 10½”, on engraved personal stationery, Independence, Missouri, October 10, 1962.  With original envelope. 

Truman sends a polite response to a collector who sought his autograph.  In full:  “The signature to this letter is your autograph which I am very happy to send to you.” 

Truman continues to grow in stature as historians recognize and appreciate the monumental problems that he faced—and faced squarely—at the end of World War II and in the early years of the Cold War with the Soviet Union that soon followed.  Trumanʼs personal honesty and his straightforward approach to government and politics is refreshing in a world beset by half truths and even outright false statements by politicians and political candidates and by news media that editorialize under the guise of reporting the news.  The latest poll of historians ranks Truman # 5 among all American presidents, after Lincoln, Washington, and Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

The letter is perfect for framing for display.  It is in very fine condition, and only two normal horizontal mailing folds, which touch neither the signature nor the text of the letter, keep it from being extra fine.  The envelope, which bears Truman’s printed free frank, has been cleanly cut open at the right end.  It has a paper clip stain at the top and is in fine condition. 

Unframed.  Click here for information about custom framing this piece.

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$225.00

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