Friday, December 18, 2009

Theodore Roosevelt Medallion

Submitted by Kyle:

I have a medallion/token from a banquet in honor of Colonel Roosevelt. One side reads: Banquest in honor of Colonel Roosevelt. Hamilton Club of Chicago 9/8/1910. The other side features the upper body of Theodore Roosevelt. There's a little chain with links atttached. I haven't been able to find anyone to tell me more about it.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

John F. Kennedy Bust

Submitted by Kent: I have a 12 1/2" high x 7" wide plaster bust of JFK. It has brown or bronze paint. It is in excellent condition. I can't find one like it anywhere after many hours of research. It belonged to my great grandparents. How do I find the value and history? Thank you.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Adm Dewey & Lady Liberty

Submitted by John:
The pieces are 18" square, or triangular depending on how you look at it. About 1/2" thick. The items are each 18" square with a scalloped mirror 8" square in the center. One piece has Adm Deweys image and the top image and has a sailor and a soldier and underneath it says "Our boys of '98" and the other two images are Adm Shley and the USS Maine. The 2ndpiece has image of what look slike Lady Liberty, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Declaration of Independence. The metal is copper or tin, I don't know. I would love to know what it is. Thanks, John.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht

Submitted by George:

I have a double deck set of playing cards with box bearing not only the Presidential Seal but the Official Seal of the Presidential Yacht. They are a powder blue and dark blue set and from what I know were from the Nixon era of the Yacht. Can someone tell me what they are worth?

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Republican Memorabilia Item

Submitted by Greg:

I have what i think is a very old, unique republican memorabilia item. I have no idea how old it is, other than it was always sitting on my father's desk in his office since I was a child and I am now 50. He was very active in GOP politics.

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1892 Republican Convention Pin

Submitted by Kimberly:

I purchased this 1892 Republican National Convention pin from a small town antiques dealer and a heated debate has developed amongst me and my co-workers as to its value. I would appreciate getting your opinions.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Franlin Roosevelt Jigsaw Puzzle

Submitted by Michael:
hello I have item and i am trying to get an idea of what its worth (ballpark figure) I have a 8x10 inch jig saw puzzle of pres Franklin D Roosevelt and Vice pres John N garner March 4 1933. the puzzle faces of both men with the capital in the back ground on the top of puzzle it says TOGETHER TO REVIVE PROSPERITY its in perfect condition with all the pieces.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ted Kennedy Unique Item

Submitted by Matt:

I have a model of th F-16XL delta wing airplane that was created by General Dynamics in 1980 for Senator Ted Kennedy. General Dynamics created models for each of the senators at that time as a sales piece to try and sell full scale production to the US Government. The model that I have was creates specifically for Sen. Ted Kennedy and has his name on the base as well as each side of the cockpit where the pilot's name goes. I understand that Ted Kennedy refused the model as he had no intention of supporting the purchase of the production plane. This model was given back to General Dynamics and has been passed through to me.

Matt would be interested in opinions on value and offers to purchase

Monday, August 24, 2009

Constitution Party Pin

Submitted by Gary:
Gary would like to know the history/store behind this pin and an idea of its value.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ronald Reagan Inaugural Carpet

Submitted by Tammy:

It is a swatch of carpet from President Reagan's inauguration. The company I worked for at the time provided the carpeting for the inauguration and gave some of their employees this souvenir. I have kept this for some number of years. . The tag on the carpet swatch reads: When President Reagan celebrated his inauguration, Galaxy was there. And here's a souvenir. This is a sample of the Galaxy carpet actually installed and walked on at one of President Reagan's official inaugural balls.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

8 Year Old Looking for Information on John F. Kennedy Photo

Submitted by Matthew:

This letter came to us from 8 year old Matthew. He is looking for information on this photo of John F. Kennedy. Please welcome Matthew into the wonderful world of political memorabilia collecting by adding your "comment' above or emailing us at

My name is Matthew and i am 8 years old. I go garage saling with my dad and i found this cool picture of JFK. It looks like it is on gold paper. Are you able to me anything about this as i would like to give it to my dad for his birthday. But i would like to tell him about the history of it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

James Garfield Family Photographs

Submitted by Tina: Two framed photos. One is a photo of James Garfield and his family, and another is a photo of a political gathering.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kennedy For President - Robert Kennedy Autograph

Submitted by Keyon: I hope you may be able to help me out. I have a John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign letter signed by Robert F. Kennedy. It is typed on US Senator John F. Kennedy for President letterhead, addressed to Honorable John David Upchurch Eldordado, Illinois. It is dated Sept. 15, 1960.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

President Kennedy Autograph & Photo

Submitted by Darren:

I recently came into possession of this photograph of former President JFK. The panel on which it is attached to contains the Presidents signature.
I had this verified by a local coin/ autograph/ presidential memorabilia dealer in the Washington metropolitan area.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Carter Monale Inaugural Plate

Submitted by Pat: I have a plate from the Porcelain Masterpiece Series with the pictures of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale on the front. The outside rim of the plate has all former presidents. The front of the plate has a few small scratches. The rear of the plate has the signature of the two men and is shows "January 20, 1977...The Official Inauguration of .... The plate includes the original tag attached to the plate.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Nixon Lucite Bracelet

Submitted by Ellen:

I am assisting an elderly neighbor of mine in trying to determine the value of a lucite Nixon bracelet that she has.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

World Trade Center Artifact

Submitted by Seth:

I have a piece of the World Trade Center South Tower #2, it’s from the original construction. My grandfather was Irving Galt, he was the Assistant Attorney General for New York in the 70’s under Louis J. Lefkowitz, the Attorney General of New York. My grandparents raised me and I spent a lot of time in the Towers when I was a kid, my grandfather had one of the original offices on the 47th floor. He gave it to me when I was 5 years old, it’s been on my desk my whole life.

Not a typical political memorabilia item but one we thought would stir some interest and debate as to its value. Seth is interested in helping in valuing the item or offers to buy or auction the item. The photos include one of WTC identification cards from the grandfather.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Lincoln Inauguration Badge

Submitted by Tim:
Tim acquired this Lincoln Inauguration Badge this week. He is not sure of its value or if it is an original and would appreciate any help from knowledgeable collectors. He was told that the item belonged to an "old ladies husband" along with other Lincoln items he collected. He does not believe it is a ferro and believes it has brush marks on the picture like someone brushed the gel coat on the picture, and wonders if this is normal.

Is it real? Is it a fake? If he sells it will he get enough for a Mcdonald's hamburger or a week in Paris? If you can help, or would like to make an offer to purchase, please click on the "comment" button or email us at

John Adams Billfold and Book

Submitted by Penny:

We have inherited a passed down pieces from John Adams lineage. The following is what we have received and would like your assistance in seeing what they are worth.

Billfold: Has John Adams. engraved on it On the inserted manual by grandson charles Francis Adams the little book that reads The Iron Manual: With Tables dated 1868. There is also a compartment that would be used for money to be held. This is in excellent condition although the binding is showing age.

The 2nd little book is dated 1880; and reads: List of committes of the Massachusetts Legislature 1880. Boston; Rand, Avery and Company, Printers to the Commonwealth -- 117 Franklin street.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

1886 Grover Cleveland Tiffany Item

Submitted by Eleanor:
I have large piece of wedding cake presumably from the wedding of Grover Cleveland and Frances Folsom. It is enclosed in a Tiffany box that is possibly covered with silk. On the outside of the box has a small card signed by Cleveland & Folsom, and there is a hand painted date, June 2, 1886. This box was enclosed in an outer box for mailing, and the original wrapping paper shows it was addressed to Dr. A Bailey, Buffalo, NY with the only return address being Executive Mansion.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

John & Jacqueline Kennedy Signed Portrait?

hi i am jonni: i live in north carollina and I have a large signed picture of the president jfk and jackie o. Both signed it and gave it to my father-in law when he became captain of the police dept. when they were in the white house. I am disabled and my husband and i thought since our daughter graduate next year and wants to go to college we would be interested in selling theses items.

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Mckinley Medallion on Chain

Submitted by George:

I found a medallion on a chain commemorating, of all things, the assassination of the this president. Ironically, my grandfather was there the day he was shot and I have no doubt he purchased this piece when it became available as a keepsake.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Presidential Playing Cards

Submitted by Larry:
I was wondering you could help me understandthe value of a couple of items. One is LBJ playing cards. They still are sealed and never opened and have a special seal over the top. The other is DDE Colmbine presidential seal playing cads. They are open but in great condition.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

1908 Taft Commemorative Plate

Submitted by Theresa:

Theresa has a 1908 Election Commemorative Plate. Picture of William Howard Taft (black and white) on off white colored plate. Caption below picture reads, “Our Choice 1908.” Produced by Carrollton China.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Roosevelt Democratic Victory Coin

Submitted by Roush:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt coin. Produced by A.I. Berkowitz, Charleston, Illinois. 1.5 inch diameter. "Good Luck Democratic Victory Souvenir Coin November 3, 1936" on reverse.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Herbert Hoover Letters

Submitted by Frances from Wisconsin. I've had a folder in my files from my grandfather, Edward Emil Sager, who was City Clerk in Appleton, Wisconsin in about the 1940's. My grandfather carried on all sorts of correspondence with politicians.

The folder includes two letters from Herbert Hoover. The first, typed one has Herbert Hoover letterhead, and is from Stanford University August 1945 in response to a letter my grandfather wrote, and sending speeches he requested (I have the speeches he sent). The hand-written letter is dated August 10, 1949 and is in response to a birthday greeting from my grandfather.

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Dan Schilling Oil Painting of Bill Clinton

Submitted by: John

I have an oil painting by Dan Schilling, called what is is here is a picture of it. i would like to sell it.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kennedy Democrat Rat

Submitted by Joan: A "democrat rat", he has a metal badge pinned to his red felt jacket 'kennedy for presedent" Measures about 10 inches high. He came out of storage about 20 years ago and left US about 20 years before that.
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