GENERAL JOHN J. "BLACK JACK" PERSHING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/25/1918 - HFSID 260346
Sale Price $382.50
JOHN J. PERSHING
Just two weeks after the Armistice, the soon-to-be General of the Armies pays a newspaper clipping service.
Partly Printed Check signed: "John J. Pershing", 7½x3. Washington, D.C., 1918 November 25. Drawn on The Riggs National Bank, payable to Henry Romeike, Inc. for $416.41. In the Meuse-Argonne offensive on September 12, 1918, the Allied Expeditionary Forces under the command of General PERSHING successfully forced Germany to retreat. By October, Germany's defeat was certain and the World War came to an end earlier than expected. Leaders signed the Armistice on November 11, 1918 and General Pershing was a national, if not international, hero.HENRY ROMEIKE, INC. was the world's first clipping service, and they were very busy clipping newspaper articles mentioning General John J. Pershing. This check was written just two weeks after the Armistice.On September 3, 1919, General John J. Pershing was appointed General of the Armies of the United States. Light vertical fold touches the "P". Cancellation holes touch the first "J", "h", "P" and "s". Bank stamp, not at signature. Light paper clip impression at upper left margin. Overall, fine condition.
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