Presidential Elections & the Value of Political Memorabilia
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On average, a well-cared for example, with a box, sells for $30 to $60, with only certain Presidents’ era items demanding a premium. Along with pens, campaign pins are highly collected; from the two dollar 2016 election buttons to the $26,000 Cox and Roosevelt button, all campaign pins are coveted for a price. Even pins of modern day past presidents are rising in value. Pins from the 60s, 70s, and early 80s are now selling for hundreds; Jimmy Carter campaign buttons can sell for between two and three hundred dollars for the right variant. Campaign button collecting doesn’t end with presidents, but even pins such as Rhode Island’s Buddy Cianci for Governor button can be worth $30 to $50 dollars.
Election 2016 Memorabilia
With Hillary Clinton being the first female Democratic nominee for president, a new collectible could potentially be born with the first “first” man. Bill Clinton would not only just be the “first gentleman”, but the first president to ever be the “first gentleman”, which sounds like a nice scenario for some historically significant objects to be created for the future. If Clinton collecting doesn’t sit well with your political side, then don’t worry because Donald Trump makes an interesting candidate for future collectables, too. The real estate and business mogul’s collection of past and current businesses from casinos to vineyards has produced some interesting merchandise for people to appreciate in the near future. Regardless of whom you cast your vote for this November it wouldn’t hurt to pick up a Clinton button or Trump ashtray for the future.
Comic Con 2015
Lou Ferrigno and Mayor Jorge Elorza cut the ribbon with lightsabers and open up Comic Con 2015.
Heavy Star Wars presence at Comic Con with The Force Awakens just over one month away. Hugs for Chewbacca.
DC Comics had a heavy presence as always. From left to right is Wonder Woman, Batman, Harley Quinn and Batman.
With Suicide Squad coming out early next year, Harley Quinn was a popular costume at RI Comic Con
A Dalek from Dr. Who
Editor's Note: GoLocal mistakenly identified this as a Droid from Star Wars - we apologize for the error.
The Joker and Harley Quinn. Two characters that will be featured in the Suicide Squad movie.
Roman from RWBY and Amy from Sonic.
RWBY is a web series and it stands for Ruby,Weiss, Blake and Yang.
Chewbacca, Princess Leia and Han Solo inside the Millinium Falcon ready to make the jump to light speed.
Despite Carrie Fisher dropping out last minute, her character was well represented at Comic Con. Lots of excitement for upcoming Star Wars movie.
Another busy vendor floor at Comic Con. Cool Comics, T-shirts, toys, video games and more.
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