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Rutherford B. Hayes Commemorative China (1/13/08)
Rutherford B. Hayes official White House oyster plate, 1879On occasion, online auction companies have offered a uniquely produced piece of White House china service from the Administration of Rutherford B. Hayes from 1877 to 1881. More >>


Third Party or Independent Political Buttons (1/9/08)
Ross Perot - Independent 1992The top dozen or so candidates within the two major parties are receiving the lion’s share of the attention from those who collect political memorabilia. More >>


Resources Material for Presidential Memorabilia (1/7/08)
Anyone who has been involved with collections over a certain period of years has usually amassed an impressive combination of resource material, other collectors, dealers, and organizations to help learn more about their area of interest. For me, its no different. More >>


The Challenge Coin (1/6/08)
The White House Military Office Security challenge coin, reverseIn World War I, the story goes, an airman was shot down over enemy-occupied France and taken prisoner. The airman was able to escape and was ready to return to friendly territory when he was captured by French soldiers. They knew that German soldiers were dressing up as Allied soldiers trying to infiltrate Allied lines. More >>


Service Badges of the US Military (1/6/08)
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge (OSDIB) with military collar tabsMilitary collectibles are not a specialty of mine, except as they relate to the White House, office of the president or vice president. In the case of military service badges there is some overlap as they relate to White House service, but there is also a larger community developing for the high level service badges awarded to military and civilian defense officials. More >>


The President $1 Coin (1/6/08)
George Washington $1 coin, edgingFollowing its successful series of collectible coin series for the 50 state quarters and the new Jefferson nickels, the US Mint is now offering a series of $1 coins featuring the presidents of the United States in the order they served. More >>


First Spouse $10 gold coin (1/6/08)
Dolley Madison on the US Mint $10 gold coinWell, it is just possible we may have more than just a First Lady in our country’s future and the U.S. Mint is ready for that eventuality by issuing First Spouse $10 gold coins. More >>


Letter to Rush Limbaugh Sells for $2.1 million (1/3/08)
Harry Reid letter presented as scrollRecently on Ebay, a letter signed by 41 Democratic Senators including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer. It sold on Ebay for $2.1 million to benefit the Marine corps Law Enforcement Foundation. They will provide scholarships for children of those killed in action, according to the buyer, the Eugene B. Casey Foundation. More >>


Ron Paul Dollars (12/30/07)
Ron Paul Liberty Dollar reverseRon Paul, the former Libertarian turned Republican candidate for president in 2008 has an energetic following to say the least. They are very creative when it comes to getting funds for his long shot campaign. Recently, they set a record for the most money raised at an event, some $14 million in one day! More >>


Flags of Political Parties (12/27/07)
Flag of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of Benazir Bhutto, image by Joe McMillan of Flags of the WorldWith the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, any national funeral will feature the flag of the national party she headed. This great leader of independence for her country also featured flags of other political parties throughout Pakistan, both large and small. More >>


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