Franklin Delano Roosevelt Autograph

Antique lover discovers FDR’s signature

03/04/06
The Detroit News
Khristi Zimmeth / Special to The Detroit News

1928 letter from Franklin Delano Roosevelt found in ledger

Scott Stroup of Almont is a self-professed estate sale and antiques junkie. He scours auction halls and estate and moving sales throughout his native Lapeer County for a variety of collectibles — especially the Civil War memorabilia and daguerreotype photographs he loves best…

It was because of a Lapeer County estate sale that he picked up an unexpected find. An antiques dealer friend who knew of Stroup’s passion for the Civil War helped a local family clean out the estate of the town’s former postmaster and pharmacist. Along the way, he came across a collection of 40 ledger-type books, some dating as far back as the Civil War. He called Stroup, who bought all 40 for about $5 each.

It was in one of these ledgers that Stroup found a letter to a local business owner from Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”

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