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#151 - Harry S. Truman 1948 Christmas Gift

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Leather bookmark with tasseled ends given to Toi Bachelder by President Truman as a Christmas gift in 1948, measuring 1.75 x 11.5, featuring a gilt-stamped presidential seal and the text, “‘I would rather have peace in the world than be President.’ Christmas Greetings from The President and Mrs. Truman, 1948.” Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card from Bachelder, in part: “The leather bookmark with the Presidential Seal was a gift from the Trumans in 1948…I worked as a White House secretary from 1933 to 1967.” In excellent condition. Toi Bachelder was a well-known White House staple and member of FDR’s inner circle. An important gift from President and Mrs. Truman to a favored White House staff member.

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