• 29
    Aug

Political Collectibles: “Honest Old Abe” Pictured in1860 Campaign

Mathew Brady’s photographs of Abraham Lincoln have long been popular collectibles. Brady’s familiar photo of Lincoln’s bearded face adorns every five-dollar bill and penny coin.

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  • 27
    Aug

Chewable Collectibles—The President’s Favorite Jelly Beans

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.

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  • 27
    Aug

Great to Watch WorthPoint at the American Presidential Experience by Lisa Olken

One of the very best sites at the American Presidential Experience is WorthPoint’s antiques and collectibles booth. Take it from me, a PBS producer; they have the stories to tell and the unique collectibles to back it up!

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  • 26
    Aug

Convention Collectibles—Then and Now

Tens of thousands of politically themed collectibles are being hawked all over Denver this week during the Democratic National Convention.

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  • 26
    Aug
  • 14
    Aug

Whose Eagle is it Anyway?

With the prevalence of online auction sites such as Ebay, there is a tendency to guess at the provenance of anything resembling an official seal bearing an eagle. Too many times, many listers wrote that their special item features the seal of the president of the United States where instead it was that of the […]

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  • 12
    Aug

Jim Warlick: From Peanuts to Buttons

In 1976, a young Jim Warlick was doing campaign fieldwork for peanut farmer turned presidential candidate Jimmy Carter. In addition to the usual campaign wherewithal, Warlick had been given a large carton of Jimmy Carter peanuts. “Each bag had a picture of Jimmy Carter on it and about 15 peanuts. I’d eat the peanuts and drink beer,” Warlick said.

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  • 4
    Aug

Political Items in Worthopedia

When trying to find an interesting topic for my blog, I thought I would look in our own Worthopedia here at WorthPoint to provide inspiration. After all, there are more than 1 million, if not 2 million, auction items from several hundred auction houses listed here. There had to be something I could talk about.

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  • 4
    Aug

When a President Visits

Christmas Eve can sometimes be a rather hectic day for retail sales, particularly so when you have unusual political and presidential collectible items to offer. However, no matter how busy you are, everything comes to a complete standstill when a president of the United States visits your shop.

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  • 29
    Jul

Stolen Shakespeare, George W. dum gum, Sgt. Pepper and baseball collectibles

Catching a possible Shakespeare thief, honoring a legacy of political collectibles, a record for Beatles memorabilia and the end of a Yankees era make recent antiques and collectibles news, while a work by a female painter fetches record prices in the contemporary-art market.

Finding Shakespeare

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