Double up on Benjamin Harrison autographs with this professionally mounted display piece. The 23rd U.S. President was a big money guy, becoming the first chief executive to preside over federal spending in excess of one billion dollars, While this seems a trifling sum compared to government spending in modern times, this display is a money piece you can bank on. Framed in gold leaf with a thick rope twist accent to overall dimensions of 24 x 17-1/2", this stately presentation is laid out with an 8x10 portrait photo of Harrison (d.1901) at left and (2) signed checks at right, with a brief biography card at top right. Both checks are drawn on the Fletcher and Sharpe's Bank of Indianapolis and present attractively, despite moderate age-appropriate wear. Auction LOA from JSA.
The check details are as follows:
1.) Dated 11/16/1880 and made to "Self" in the amount of $25.02, this check is also affixed with a 2-cent Internal Revenue Stamp at the top left corner. Located in the customary position at bottom right, Harrison's signature is evenly faded to ("6-7") quality.
2.) Dated 1/9/1883 and made to "Peter Gramling" in the amount of $145.53. A cancellation cut is noted at center, but is fairly unobtrusive to display appeal. Located at bottom right, Harrison's signature is unaffected by the distanced cut and shows ("6-7") potency.
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