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Alternative & Fringe Party Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 110+ Pcs, Ca. 1940-1996

A colorful collection of over 110 pieces of campaign memorabilia dedicated to mostly alternative or fringe American political party presidential candidates, ca. 1940-1996. Including memorabilia from the American Independent Party; American Third Party; Communist Party; Labor Party; Peace & Freedom Party; Peace on Earth Party; Progressive Party; Prohibition Party; Socialist Labor Party; Socialist Workers Party; Theocratic Party, and others. Pieces include pinback buttons and jugates as well as lapel pins. 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.

This lot demonstrates the extent to which minor American political parties thrived during the twentieth century, side by side with mainstream parties like the Republican, Democratic, and Independent. Unconventional candidates included blacks; females; Jehovah's Witnesses; evangelist preachers; pacifists; businessmen; career politicians; activists; ex-generals; and even future Supreme Court Justices! Expected wear throughout commensurate with age including isolated fading, else near fine.

Candidates whose images or names are featured as presidential and vice presidential candidates include:


- Arthur Vandenberg (1940, 1948)
- Norman Thomas & Darlington Hoopes (1944)
- Harold Stassen, 9x presidential candidate (1944-1992)
- Douglas MacArthur (1948)
- Henry Wallace (1948)
- Earl Warren (1948)


- Vincent Hallinan & Charlotta Bass (1952)
- T. Coleman Andrews & Thomas H. Werdel (1952)
- Robert S. Kerr (1952)
- Richard Russell (1952)
- Robert A. Taft (1952)
- Henry Krajewski & Anna Yezo (1952, 1956)
- W. Averell Harriman (1952, 1956)
- Estes Kefauver (1952, 1956)


- Richard Nixon & John Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1960)
- Orval Faubus (1960)
- Nelson Rockefeller (1960)
- Stuart Symington (1960)
- Bishop Homer A. Tomlinson & Bishop W.R. Rogers (1964)
- E. Harold Munn & Mark R. Shaw (1964)
- Gus Hall & Jarvis Tyner (1964)
- Clifton DeBerry (1964)
- Pastor Mihran Ask (1964)
- Robert F. Kennedy (1964)
- Bill Scranton (1964)
- Margaret Chase Smith (1964)
- Ronald Reagan & Nelson Rockefeller (1968)
- Charlene Mitchell & Michael Zagarell (1968)
- E. Harold Munn & Rolland E. Fisher (1968)
- Paul Boutelle (1968)
- Dick Gregory (1968)
- Fred Halstead (1968)
- Mark Hatfield (1968)
- John Lindsay (1968)
- Jim Rhodes (1968)
- George Romney (1968)
- Willis E. Stone (1968)


- E. Harold Munn & Marshall Uncapher (1972)
- Linda Jenness & Andrew Pulley (1972)
- Lester Maddox (1976)
- Pete McCloskey (1972)
- Lyndon LaRouche (1976, 1992, 1996)


- John Anderson (1980)
- John Connally (1980)
- Phil Crane (1980)

A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:

- "Season's Greetings" jugate depicting Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller in a Christmas sleigh sold for $203 in 2019

- "Hallinan and Bass, Vote Row D for Peace in '52" button, one of three in a lot sold for $575 in 2019

- "Bases Full, Warren is Scorin" button sold for $59 in 2010

- "I like Ike, I like Adlai, but vote Krajewski and Yezo" button sold for $57 in 2017

- "Demand Unemployment Insurance, Vote Socialist" button sold for $52 in 2016

- "The Liquor Traffic Must Die" button sold for $44 in 2014

- "DeBerry for President" button sold for $45 in 2017

**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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August 19, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

Wilton, CT, US

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