Tuesday, October 2, 2012

George Washington Banner

Submitted by Randy: This has forty five stars which corresponds with 1896 (120 Celebration) and number of states. It looks like it is printed on a very fine cloth. It does have water stains and age spots. Someone put it in a blue frame. It looks authentic but I am not an expert. Please tell me what you think. I could not find a similar one on the internet Thanks. If you can help Randy please click on the comments button.

Ulysses S Grant Seashell

Submitted by Ron: Hello I have a hand engraved sea shell which says In Memorian of U S Grant Died July 23rd 1885 Aged 64 Years. I found this in florida in the late fifties, not sure where. Ive searched every where but cant find anything on it. Ive carried it with me all over the united states and now have tine to spend on this. Im not getting any younger so if you could give me any help on this would be great. Its in perfect shape so im begging to think its a one of a kind item. If you can help Ron with an appraisal, please click on the comment button. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nixon Agew "Divided We Fall" Medallion

Submitted by Dana: Over the summer I had stopped at an estate sale and purchased a jewelry box in which I had found a bronze presidential medallion. The medallion is a raised impression of Nixon, with the name Spiro on the side. At the bottom it says, "Divided we fall". There is so stamping or signature to know the make or where it came from. I've done some research and can't find anything that is even similar to it, so I was hoping you could help. Attached are photos of the medallion. If you can help Dana by providing information please click on the comment button. Thanks!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Richard Nixon Inaugural Display

Submitted by Craig: I have a article that i have been trying to find online for some time and have not been able to. It is made of clear plastic that has the Inauguration Seal inside of it along with a 3 cent National Capital Sesquicentennial stamp. Under the Seal it says the following: The Inauguration of President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, January 20, 1973. The shape is a pentahedron; A triangular prism. Could you please let me know if you have seen one of these before. If you can help Craig by providing information please click on the comment button. thanks!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Franklin Roosevelt Medallion

Submitted by Chris: This is a Franklin Delano Roosevelt campaign item produced by Whitehead & Hoag. It appears to have been holed at the top for hanging as a charm or pendant. If you can provide Chris with additional information on this interesting Roosevelt collectible item please click on the comments button.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Candidates Badge from 1968 Republican Convention

Submitted by Liz: This is a special "Candidate" badge from the 1968 Republican Convention that was owned by a member of the Republican Committee at the time. The owner would like to know more about the ite and its potential value and might be interested in sellign it. If you can help Liz, or would be interested in contacting her directly, please click on the comment button.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lester Maddox Autographed Campaign Sign

Submitted by Dan: 1966 autographed "Maddox Country" campaign sign for former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox. Ga's most recognized political icon and the archetype of Ga's racist businessman, according to the media. He edged out 3rd place finisher, rival Jimmy Carter, in the Democratic Primary before the democratically controller Ga Legislataure gave him the nod over the Repubican nominee for Governor in 1966. He was called the bicycle riding backwoods backward yahoo who tacked up these exact signs in his gubernatorial bid. He always claimed that states rights not racism motivated his refusal to serve blacks @ his infamous Pickrick Restaurant in Atlanta where the axe handles that made him famous were given out. If you can help Dan please click on the comments button.

Bill Clinton Arkansas Campaign Watch

Submitted by Dan: I have a Timex watch that's never been out of the box with a U.S. map and Arkansas colored in that has an imprinted Bill Clinton signature. It was party favor by the Arkansas Industrial Commision to lure CEO's to put plants in Arkansas. I rec'd it when he was running for president in early 90's. If you can help Dan, please click on the comment button. Thanks!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Benjamin Harrison Token

Submitted by Melody: I have a Benjimin Harrison coin, but cannot find the value of it, every coin I look at is different from what I have. Mine has on the front 1889 date and 1893 and on back has President and under that 23 under that the word coin. Do you know the value of this coin? If you can help Melody, click on the comment button.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

President Nixon Inaugual Parade Seal

Submitted by Bill: I was a Sergeant on the Metropolitan Police Department in 1973 during President Nixon's and VP Agnew's inaugural parade. After the parade, an official with DC Department of Public Works gave me one of the presidential seals that had been posted on some light poles near the White House. It is shaped like a police badge measuring about 24 inches wide and 24 inches high. The year is printed below the eagle 1973. It was posted on a light pole on the southeast corner of 17th and Pennsylvania Avenues, N.W. If you can help Bill value this item please click on the comment button.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kennedy Cup and Saucer

Submitted by Linda:
Can you help me identify this cup and saucer? Family story is that it came from JF Kennedy dinner in Los Angeles where close family friend, now deceased, was a chef. I used Google to find out there was a fund raising dinner in June 1993 in Los Angeles. "Six month before the assassination, President Kennedy attends a Democratic Party fund-raising dinner for 150 members of the President's Club of Los Angeles. President Kennedy addresses a breakfast with Democratic State Committeewomen of California at the Hollywood Palladium.”

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ronald Reagan Convention Medallion

Submitted by Larry:
I recently came into possession of a bronze commemorative medallion from the 1980 GOP Convention in Detroit Michigan sponsored by Cadillac depicting the renaissance center on one side and an Oak Tree from the First GOP Convention 1854 Jackson Michigan on the other. It came in a Blue bag with Gold draw string and a slip of paper stating "Cadillac welcomes you to Detroit Michigan USA". I am not interested in getting rid of it but I cannot find anything anywhere giving any idea of its value. I want to make sure that it is properly insured and valued. Any states on how many were made and distributed would be helpful as well. This was as we all know the convention Ronald Wilson Reagan was Nominated.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Richard Nixon Candle

Submitted by Richard:
I have a Nixon (square) candle that was used in the 1960 campaign that was made by Rathborn
candle co in Ireland. Imported by my uncle and used to promote Nixon in the northeast. Do you know anyone that would be interested in same. The four sides have Whitehouse on one side,
Nixon girls, Part and Dick, and nixon on last side

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Monday, January 30, 2012

John F Kennedy Inaugural Address Book

Submitted by Sandra:
I found an interesting book in my late mothers belongings. It is a hardcover book with Kennedy's inaugural address. The book is white, on the spine embossed in gold is "INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY JANUARY 20, 1961". On the cover embossed in gold is the Presidential seal. Inside is simply the text of the speech. The book is in a hardcover sleeve that is also white and has the Presidential Seal embossed in gold on the front. It measures 7"x10". There are no other markings that would indicate a publisher or copyright.

I have attached some pictures of it.

Any info you could give would be greatly appreciated.

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