Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Apr 11    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends April 11th
Space Auction Preview
Begins Apr 12
ASF Charity Auction (16)
The Alan Bean Collection (17)
The Dave Scott Collection (15)
Dan Schaiewitz Space Collection (37)
General Tom Stafford Collection (6)
Exclusive Meteorite Men Collection (25)
Astronomers (16)
Path to Space (12)
Soviet Pre-1970 Space Program (21)
X-15 & “X-Plane”
Program (9)
Space Models (22)
Project Gemini (34)
Project Mercury (45)
Project Apollo (16)
Nasa Flight Directors and Personnel (17)
Apollo Astronauts (19)
Project Apollo Hardware and Spacesuit Parts (26)
Apollo 1 (9)
Apollo 7 (7)
Apollo 8 (6)
Apollo 9 (10)
Apollo 10 (11)
Aviation (7)
Apollo 11 (79)
Apollo 12 (49)
Apollo 13 (41)
Apollo 14 (23)
Apollo 15 (35)
Apollo 16 (30)
Apollo 17 (29)
Skylab (30)
Apollo-Soyuz (13)
Space Shuttle (61)
Soviet/Russian Post-1970 Space Program (6)
Miscellany (11)
All Preview Items (719)
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 10
Jan 18
Feb 7
Feb 15
Mar 7
Mar 15
Apr 11
Apr 19
May 9
May 17
Jun 13
Jun 21
Jul 11
Jul 19
Aug 8
Aug 16
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 2017 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $300.00
Sold Price: $3,087.00 (includes buyer's premium)


World War II-dated TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 7.5, White House letterhead, October 9, 1944. Letter to Pierre Jay (Federal Reserve Bank of New York chairman), in part: “I am afraid you have based a large part of what you write on what you have read in the newspapers—which does not happen to be true. I think the whole matter will require a good deal more careful study. There is obviously no ‘idea of turning German economy upside down and expecting it to work’ but that in itself will not prevent rearming and a third World War. I hope you will study some solution.” Double-matted and framed with a handsome portrait of Roosevelt to an overall size of 19 x 14.25. In fine condition.

Crippled by insufficient production and the relentless Allied bombings of cities and factories, Germany’s military economy collapsed in 1945. Having placed the issue of economic planning for post-war Germany in control of the Foreign Economic Administration, Roosevelt was promptly criticized by the press for his apparent backing of the Morgenthau plan, a memorandum designed to eliminate Germany’s ability to wage war by the removal or destruction of industries key to military strength. Although FDR was quoted as stating that ‘Every story that has come out is essentially untrue in basic facts,’ even Eleanor Roosevelt affirmed that she never heard her husband disagree with the basics of the plan; a proposal that was only partially implemented when civilian factories were dismantled for war reparation. Frank in its content, this insightful letter finds Roosevelt at a period of unique indecision. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.