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Political Button Reproductions (1/9/08)
Kleenex political button giveaway 1968In 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. 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 >>


Primary and Caucus Schedule (12/30/07)
Seal of the next President of the United StatesJust 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 More >>


Distinctive Patches of the Office of President of the United States (12/22/07)
A patch for the crew of HMX-1, the presidential helicopter, but commercially produced for resale, not officialThere are many support agencies dedicated to the office of president of the United States. More >>


Do You Know What Your President Signed? (12/22/07)
Printed sigature of John F. Kennedy on a White House response cardThe President of the United States is a very busy person. Their entire day is mostly meetings with staff, with constituencies, with groups, with the media, with government officials, with ambassadors, with other heads of state, along with ceremonies, bill signings, speeches, travel…whew. Who would want the job. Yet, many do. More >>


What to collect for the 2008 election cycle? (12/13/07)
Poster signed by Geraldine Ferraro, NY Mayor David Dinkins and Democratic Cmte Chairman Ron BrownThe 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: Campaign Buttons: More >>


The Eisenhower Birthday Plate (11/12/07)
Eisenhower Birthday Plate, official reverseSometimes 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 More >>


The Inaugural Medal of Warren G. Harding (11/12/07)
Woodrow Wilson 2d Inaugural Medal, 1917President-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. More >>


The Inaugural Clothing Buttons of George Washington (11/12/07)
George Washington Inaugural clothing buttonsIn 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 More >>


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