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Inaugural Medals(1/23/08) It is well known that the United States Mint manufacturers the currency and coinage of the United States. What isn’t well known is that there are skilled craftsman who also shape American history in bronze medals and medallions for everyone to own and share.
Created in 1792, the U.S. Mint has been the primary source of coinage in the United States, but in their own words:
Political Button Reproductions(1/9/08) In 1972, the American Oil Company reproduced historic political campaign buttons with the history of the candidate on a card and gave them away as premiums to its gas station customers. They featured buttons from the 1896 campaign of William Jennings Bryan through the 1968 presidential campaign.
Primary and Caucus Schedule(12/30/07) Just so everyone can keep track, I include a complete official primary and caucus season for the 2008 presidential election cycle.
Date State Primary/Caucus/Convention
Jan 3 Iowa caucus
Jan 5 Wyoming (R) convention
Jan 8 New Hampshire primary
Jan 15 Michigan primary
Jan 19 Nevada caucus
The 2007 Official White House Christmas Card(12/22/07) Continuing a tradition that dates back to the first official White House Christmas card sent by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the White House recently released the official 2007 White House Christmas card.
What to collect for the 2008 election cycle?(12/13/07) The 2008 election cycle is upon us and the caucuses and primaries will help choose the next president of the United States. This is an historic event and there will be many opportunities for collecting political memorabilia. But to have the best chance of collecting worthwhile long term collectibles with real value, here are a few hints to observe:
The Eisenhower Birthday Plate(11/12/07) Sometimes in the world of collectibles there is an event item that is made specifically and only for that special time and then there is a commemorative item that was not made officially for the event, but instead honors the event itself. For example, the official inaugural medal for a president’s swearing in recognizes the event officially. Another company produces its own inaugural medal
The Inaugural Medal of Warren G. Harding(11/12/07) President-elect Warren G. Harding wanted "…the most dazzling celebration in the memory of the present generation." Fireworks, concerts, balls, parades, and the return of the inaugural medal. However, with the economy approaching deep depression, the political climate did not warrant an extravagent celebration.
The Inaugural Clothing Buttons of George Washington(11/12/07) In the first inauguration of a freely chosen president of the United States in 1789, President-elect George Washington appeared in New York "…dressed in deep brown, with metal buttons, with an eagle on them…", according to William Maclay, a Pennsylvania Senator. As would happen in decades to come, merchants saw a chance to sell souvenirs of the occasion and they would be clothi