Holiday Auction Closing December 7 ,2019
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/7/2019

J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), may be one of the most controversial American figures of the 20th century. He was appointed as the director of the Bureau of Investigation – the FBI's predecessor – in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director for another 37 years until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. Presented is a J. Edgar Hoover signature on a December 27, 1922 check from the Washington Loan and Trust Company. Hoover has signed his name “John Edgar Hoover” in black pen on the signature line of the $10 check. In 1922, Hoover was the Deputy Head of the Bureau of Investigation, the FBI’s precursor. One of his biographers, Kenneth D. Ackerman, summarized Hoover's legacy – “For better or worse, he built the FBI into a modern, national organization stressing professionalism and scientific crime-fighting. For most of his life, Americans considered him a hero. He made the G-Man brand so popular that, at its height, it was harder to become an FBI agent than to be accepted into an Ivy League college.” This item has been encapsulated and authenticated by PSA/DNA (84137408) and the signature has been graded AUTHENTIC.

1922 J. Edgar Hoover Signed Bank Check Dated Dec. 27, 1922 (PSA/DNA)
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $246.00
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad


You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items