A “short-snorter” 1937 1-ruble Russian bank note signed by some
participants of the Yalta Conference Feb. 4 to 11, 1945, sold for
$1,000 Oct. 25 during the Archives International Auctions sale in
conjunction with the Wall Street Bourse in New York City.
On the top right in the margin of the face of the note is the
signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Other signatures belong to members
of Roosevelt’s group of advisors and U.S. Secret Service agents.
The note was graded Choice About Uncirculated/Uncirculated.
A short-snorter is a note signed by various persons traveling
together or who met up at different events, and the note records the
meeting, according to the website www.shortsnorter.org.
Roosevelt met with the heads of two other nations, Prime Minister
Winston Churchill of Great Britain and Premier Joseph Stalin of the
Soviet Union, for the purpose of discussing Europe’s post-war reorganization.
For more information about the auction, visit the AIA website.
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