Antiques and Collectibles at the American Presidential Experience
When I ask visitors to the WorthPoint booth at the American Presidential Experience what type of antiques and collectibles they collect, the answer is most often, “Nothing, nothing at all.” Until I ask a few other questions, then they begin to remember that, “Yes, I have a few of this or that.”
Campaign Collectibles & Even More Campaign Collectibles
It should come as no surprise high on the list of hot collectibles are presidential campaign related. Action figures, masks, comic books and of course, bobbleheads have hit the market. Coming soon if you’re not politically inclined? Seats from the to-be-demolished home of the New York Mets, Shea Stadium, and items from the House that Ruth Built, Yankee Stadium.
Answers to Presidential Collectibles Quiz
Here are the answers to the Presidential Collectibles: What’s It Worth Quiz
1. C. $225
2. B. $522
3. Because it is not particularly scarce, it’s C. $20 to $30, when in good condition
4. Not particularly scarce, but still unusual, the value is: C. $7 to $12
How did you do?
Spiro Agnew Watch
He was known as “Nixon’s Nixon,” and not in a good way. As vice president of the United States under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, Spiro T. “Ted” Agnew became the voice of the Establishment, a critic of the critics of society in general and the Vietnam War policy in particular.
Daron’s Air Force One Collectibles
Maybe it’s understandable why a nice guy from Kansas, who has a batch of really interesting collectibles, might go postal after being saluted by a president of the United States.
‘Official’ Vice Presidential China
On the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory near the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. sits a grand old Victorian mansion built in 1893. Originally the home of the Chief of Naval Operations, it was requisitioned as the first official home for the vice president of the United States in 1974.
Dinner in Camelot
The date was June 20, 1959. John F. Kennedy, then a United States senator from Massachusetts, was campaigning across the country for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president. Campaigning with him was his wife, Jacqueline.