1968 Presidential Election Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 90+ Pcs
A choice collection of 90+ pieces of campaign memorabilia related to the 1968 presidential election, representing such candidates as Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, and Nelson Rockefeller. Pieces include pinback buttons, coattail buttons, campaign button tabs, and unusual three-dimensional and commemorative items. 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.
A 5.25" diameter stylized peace daisy sticker emblazoned "Gene McCarthy" at center is the unique three-dimensional item in this lot. Commemorative items issued after the assassination of Democratic Party candidate Robert F. Kennedy include the poignant "America Calls Another Kennedy" button. Memorabilia demonstrates how candidates of all three major American political parties rallied the support of such special interest groups as blacks; students; Spanish speaking constituents; Indianans; and Californians. Expected wear throughout commensurate with age including isolated fading or light stains, else near fine.
Candidates whose images or names are featured include:
- Eugene McCarthy, Democratic & Independent presidential candidate (1968, 1972, 1976)
- Robert F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential candidate, assassinated before the Democratic Convention (1968)
- Nelson Rockefeller, Republican presidential candidate (1960, 1964, 1968)
- J. William Fulbright for U.S. Senator from Arkansas (1964)
A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:
- "McCarthy & Peace in '68, Bobby is not Jack" button sold for $28 in 2018
- "Now = Kennedy" button sold for $22 in 2014
- "RFK Today" button sold for $29 in 2013
- "We Mourn Our Loss, Robert F. Kennedy, 1925-1968" button sold for $26 in 2013
- "Gene McCarthy" peace daisy sticker sold for $17 in 2011
**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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