This is a third in a series of identifying interesting political and historical americana items in our own Worthopedia. With over 300 auction companies providing items from past auctions and from Worthologists and individuals contributing also, there is bound to be some interesting items to review. As always the links for each item will appear collectively below.
The first item is a metal combination walking cane and horn for William McKinley’s 1896 campaign with the slogan, Patriotism-Protection-Prosperity on the handle. Auctioned by Proxibid for $400.
And since we are on walking sticks, this early one for the 1888 campaign of Grover Cleveland and Allen Thurman with an outstretched hand of friendship, “Compliments of A. W. Scott to William Hunt, Jeweler Main Street, Uniontown, PA.” Auctioned by Freeman’s for $850.
And since we are talking about Grover Cleveland, a scarf for the campaign of 1892 was issued with images of Cleveland and Vice Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson with the slogan “Public Office is a Trust.” Sold by Proxibid for $90.
A ‘Crystlegraph Paperweight’ shows both President Theodore Roosevelt and Vice President Charles Fairbanks within a heavy, clear glass setting giving them a 3-D look. Auctioned by Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers for $40.
If you are somebody in Washington and you know it, show your license plate (clap clap). It’s easier to do when you show this batch of 1940s and 1950s official inaugural and official Congressional aide metal license plates around. Auctioned by Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers for $190.
Lastly, a group of John F. Kennedy political campaign pins, including the large flasher button that flashes on Kennedy then on a slogan. Auctioned by Proxibid for $85.
Political items in Worthopedia: Part I Part II Part III Part IV