J. Paul Getty was the richest man in the world and his acquisition of Tide Water Oil Company (the recipient of this check) was one of his key acquisitions on the road to financial success. Getty began buying shares of Tide Water in 1932 "with every dollar I possessed and every cent of credit I could obtain." Getty respected money - any amount of money - and this check for seventeen cents attests to his attention to financial detail. Getty was a multimillionaire at the time he wrote this check. For Getty, seventeen cents was as important a figure as seventeen hundred dollars. Getty's fascinating financial story is revealed in Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous.
This J. Paul Getty autograph check reproduction would look great in an album or display.