Collecting JFK: A Second Look at what is Valuable and what is Just Memorabilia?
The upcoming auction of John F. Kennedy memorabilia at the John McInnis Auction Gallery on Feb. 17, 2013, led me to look more closely at […]
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Dan Meader on the JFK Items Up for Auction
In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis visits John McInnis’ Auction Gallery in Amesbury, Mass. and talks with Dan Meader […]
Tips on Collecting 2013 Presidential Inauguration Memorabilia
Curiously, since 1901, the preparation for the swearing in of the new president of the United States actually falls to Congress or, more precisely, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
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.