SAM H. SHEPPARD - CHECK ENDORSED 07/03/1947 CO-SIGNED BY: MARILYN R. SHEPPARD, THOMAS S. REESE - HFSID 265823
SAM SHEPPARD, MARILYN REESE SHEPPARD and THOMAS S. REESE. Rare Partly Printed Check signed: "Thos. S. Reese", endorsed on verso: "Marilyn Reese Sheppard/(Mrs. Sam H." and "Sam H. Sheppard", 6¼x2¾. Cleveland, Ohio, 1947 July 3.
Sale Price $1,020.00
SAM SHEPPARD, MARILYN REESE SHEPPARD and THOMAS S. REESE. Rare Partly Printed Check signed: "Thos. S. Reese", endorsed on verso: "Marilyn Reese Sheppard/(Mrs. Sam H." and "Sam H. Sheppard", 6¼x2¾. Cleveland, Ohio, 1947 July 3. Drawn on the Central National Bank of Cleveland, payable to Marilyn Reese Sheppard for $100. Sam Sheppard and Marilyn Reese were married in September 1945, a year and 10 months before this check was written by her father. On the night of July 3, 1954, MARILYN REESE SHEPPARD (1922-1954) was bludgeoned to death in her bed. On December 21, 1954, her husband, neurosurgeon SAM SHEPPARD (1923-1970), was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison. In 1955, Dr. Sheppard's appeal to the state court of appeals was rejected, and the denial was upheld in the subsequent appeals, including one to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1963, Marilyn's father, THOMAS S. REESE committed suicide. In 1964, with the help of renowned defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, Sheppard was released and granted a new trial. On November 16, 1966, Sheppard was found not guilty. The Sheppard case inspired the popular TV series, The Fugitive, televised from 1963-1967. All signatures are bold. Cancellation holes do not affect any signatures. Bank stamp touches "T" of "Thos." Fine condition.
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