Found 91 articles matching Fraternal, Political, Organizations category.
  • Jun 30 2009
  • 30 Jun 2009

‘Neat’ Set of Apothecaries Measures

People become antique dealers for various reasons. Some do so when their personal collection becomes too big for their home and, at retirement, opening a […]

  • Jan 29 2009
  • 29 Jan 2009

Umbrellas Double as Presidential Campaign Devices

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist It is amazing sometimes in the world of collectibles that a relatively mundane item becomes an important historical artifact simply […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

Presidential Campaign Tin Trays

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Throughout the 19th century, supporters for American presidential candidates were able to advertise their loyalty by buying some rather unusual […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

What Makes a Political Button Valuable?

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Common or scarce? Political buttons were created for campaigns, for issues, even for special events—or sometimes just because. With so […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

William Jennings Bryan Items from the 1908 Democratic Convention

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist WorthPoint was a sponsor of the American Presidential Experience in Denver, Colo., earlier this year. This travelling road show of […]

  • Dec 29 2008
  • 29 Dec 2008

Tools of the Trade: Amputation Saws

You know, if you read my blog on amputation sets, that amputations were the surgical procedures most performed during the Civil War. Resection was a […]

  • Dec 15 2008
  • 15 Dec 2008

Preserving a George Washington Centennial Ribbon

Even at 132 years old, George Washington could be better preserved, at least as he appears on this wonderfully preserved Jacquard silk ribbon from the […]

  • Nov 15 2008
  • 15 Nov 2008

The George Washington Trivet

According to Kelly & Ellwood in their 1990 book Trivets & Stands, the first George Washington Trivet was designed and cast in brass for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. George Washington was an appropriate subject, considering that the Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Dec

  • Nov 11 2008
  • 11 Nov 2008

Crazy Prices for Obama Victory Papers

November 5 was a very special day for the United States of America. When Barack Obama was declared the next president of the United States, hot collectibles were the next morning’s newspaper. Across the country, the demand for the Nov. 5 edition of the newspaper, any newspaper, was astronomical.

  • Nov 7 2008
  • 7 Nov 2008

Political Collectibles: What’s Hot

Someone once suggested to me that when an election is over, the buttons and posters and everything are all trash. I immediately countered that this may be the one area of collectibles where items from an event continue to have a value well after it has ended.