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Lot #248
Meyer Lansky

Lansky takes five (thousand)

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Lansky takes five (thousand)

Legendary organized crime leader (1902–1983) who led the notorious “enforcement” syndicate Murder, Inc., which emerged in the early 1930s as successor to the warring Prohibition gangs and the old-line Mafia and continued to operate into the 1950s. Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Lansky, payable to cash for $5,000, November 28, 1948. Lansky has also endorsed on the reverse. Faint vertical fold and usual punch cancellations (away from signature), otherwise fine condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008