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.
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.
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.
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.
AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE Exhibits
Exhibit Details – listed alphabetically
Air Force One
Visitors can tour a full-scale replica of the fuselage of Air Force One and receive keepsake photos of the experience.
WorthPoint to Co-Sponsor American Presidential Experience During Democratic National Convention in Denver
WorthPoint will co-sponsor the American Presidential Experience during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August. The announcement was made at a news conference hosted by Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper and the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee.
WorthPoint to Sponsor “American Presidential Experience” During Democratic National Convention in Denver
DENVER, July 2, 2008 — (BUSINESS WIRE)–WorthPoint Corporation, a Web-based social network and search engine for collectors, announced Wednesday that it will sponsor the “American Presidential Experience” during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, August 25-28.
Civil War Collectibles Part II
Yesterday I was in Gettysburg, and looking at all the examples of the best of the Civil War memorabilia made me thirsty to get back in the antique treasure hunting race. Taking a little time off made my competitive passions even greater and truly opened my eyes.
Vice Presidential Guest Pins
Just as the Secret Service provides a specially designed lapel pin to frequent guests to the White House, the Secret Service also provides similar lapel pins to guests of the vice president of the United States.
Why Are Presidents Collected?
It is a mystery to educated people from other countries: What is it with the American fascination with presidents?
School children know their names in order by heart. Parents date important moments of their lives by who was in the Oval Office. Many people collect objects associated with their favorites. Why?