1968 Presidential Election & Anti-Nixon Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 105+ Pcs
A wide-ranging collection of over 105 pieces of campaign memorabilia related to the 1968 presidential election, the majority of which represent Democratic Party nominee Hubert Humphrey. Pieces include pinback buttons and jugates, flashers, coattail buttons, and campaign button tabs. Displayed in an aesthetically pleasing montage on a black felt-covered mat measuring 24.375" x 16.5". The lot comes with an optional wooden and glass showcase behind which the mat was originally displayed. There are many gems in this completely unpicked collection waiting to be discovered! Provenance: From the lifelong collection of a Greenwich, Connecticut gentleman.
Democratic Party presidential hopeful Hubert Humphrey was defeated by Republican Party contender Richard Nixon in 1968. Anti-Nixon buttons include excellent examples such as "Nix on Nixon"; "Stop Nixon"; and "Nixon No, Nixiecrats No, Humphrey." Other memorabilia demonstrates how Lyndon B. Johnson's former vice president Hubert Humphrey mobilized special interest groups like students; Minnesotans; Californians; and the "little people." Expected wear throughout commensurate with age, else near fine.
Candidates whose images or names are featured include:
- Hubert Humphrey & Edmund Muskie, Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees (1968)
- Robert F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential candidate, assassinated before the Democratic Convention (1972)
- Curtis LeMay, American Independent Party vice presidential nominee [George Wallace, presidential nominee] (1968)
- Richard Nixon (1968)
- Paul O'Dwyer for U.S. Senator from New York (1968)
A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:
- 6" diameter "Hubert H. Humphrey" button
- "We Don't Want LeMay Either" button sold as one of two anti-Wallace items for $56 in 2017
- "Young Citizens for Humphrey" button sold for $20 in 2007
**PLEASE NOTE: This lot will require third party shipping due to the delicate nature of how the buttons are mounted.
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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