The Ultimate White House Collectible
After all of that pomp and ceremony, you would think that at least one of the people who attended the laying of the cornerstone of the President’s House would remember where they put it.
If you weren’t one of the Freemasons who attended the ceremony on October 13, 1792 to lay the cornerstone at the President’s House, then let me tell you what happened.
Are you wearing the real George W. Bush?
You look good. Very good. Crisp, white shirt with cobalt blue studs and cobalt blue, official presidential George W. Bush cuff links to match. Black tie and tux. Wonderful overcoat and cashmere scarf. Your new shoes shined to perfection. Limousine waiting. Your date is matching perfection. Ready to attend the President’s State of the Union speech?
The campaign biography has been with us in some form or fashion since the beginning of American politics.
Secret Service Collectibles Part II
This is an expanded list of Secret Service collectibles, particularly as it relates to the declassified security pins worn by VIPs within the White House compound. They are occasionally numbered.
Secret Service Collectibles
What began as a special governmental protection unit responsible for the safety of US currency in 1865, the US Secret Service has expanded its role to include protection of the president, vice president, presidential candidates, and foreign leaders while visiting US soil.
Rutherford B. Hayes Commemorative China
On occasion, online auction companies have offered a uniquely produced piece of White House china service from the Administration of Rutherford B. Hayes from 1877 to 1881.
Third Party or Independent Political Buttons
The top dozen or so candidates within the two major parties are receiving the lion’s share of the attention from those who collect political memorabilia.
Political Button Reproductions
In 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.
Letter to Rush Limbaugh Sells for $2.1 million
Recently 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.