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Harry S. Truman’s Shaving Kit

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Autographs Start Price:NA Estimated At:5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD
Harry S. Truman’s Shaving Kit

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Auction Date:2014 Sep 17 @ 11:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
President Truman’s personally-owned and -used Gillette shaving kit in a brass case, containing a double-edge razor monogrammed “H. S. T.” on the top and a rectangular replacement blade holder monogrammed “H. S. T.” on the front and back. Housed together in their original brass case, measuring 4 x 2.5 x 1.25, featuring an impressive linear design on the top cover, engraved in the center with his full name, “Harry S. Truman.” Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card from best selling author Lillian Rogers Parks, who was a housekeeper and seamstress at the White House for over 30 years, from Hoover through Eisenhower. In full: “The small brass shaving kit, hand-engraved, ‘Harry S. Truman,’ was owned and used by him as President. Inside is his razor, and his razor blade holder. Each is engraved, ‘H.S.T.’ The Trumans were fantastic people to work with for 7 plus years. After they left the White House, we kept in touch for many years. Mrs. Truman was especially kind to me.” A premier personally-used presidential relic that gave Truman the clean-cut all-American look that—along with his folksy charm and strong leadership—endeared him to generations of his nation’s citizens. Befitting of the most advanced collector or institution.