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    Description

    World War I Wooden Lap Top Desk with FDR Signed Document. Offered is a wooden box from World War I era. The 14" wide, 9" long and 4" high item belonged to U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Ellsworth Davis. Inside the box are four documents and one telegram to Davis, one of which is signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was Assistant Secretary of the Navy at the time. The items show wear associated with age (the box has a long stain on the top), although the documents show increased toning and stains from storage. Pre-Certified.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $250 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    April
    13th Monday
    Auction Dates
    April
    26th Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    11 Days
    Internet/Mail Bids: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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