Lot #81
Michelle Obama Signed Check

Rare 1995 check signed by Michelle Obama for "1000 Announcement Invitations," preceding Barack Obama's first political campaign
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Rare 1995 check signed by Michelle Obama for "1000 Announcement Invitations," preceding Barack Obama's first political campaign

South Shore Bank check, 7.75 x 3.25, partially filled out and signed by Obama, "Michelle Obama," payable to All Print for $275, September 1, 1995. Obama fills out the amount and the memo, "1000 Announcement Invitations"; her sister-in-law, Janis L. Robinson, also signs, filling out the date and recipient. In very fine condition. These announcement invitations were most likely associated with Barack Obama's run for an Illinois state senate seat—he began fundraising in July 1995, created a campaign committee on August 7th, and filed its statement of organization on September 5th. On September 19, 1995, the 34-year-old Barack Obama announced his candidacy to a standing-room-only audience of 200 supporters at the Ramada Inn Lakeshore. He would go on to win the November 1996 election, taking 82% of the vote. Rare in this format, this is the first Michelle Obama check we have offered.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #612 - Ended July 14, 2021





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