Barry Goldwater Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 60+ Pcs
A colorful collection of 60+ pieces of campaign memorabilia related to the 1964 presidential campaign of Republican Party candidate Barry Goldwater. Pieces include pinback buttons, flashers, coattail buttons, lapel pins, campaign button tabs, and several unusual three-dimensional 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 sheriff's badge emblazoned "Goldwater in '64" and a Barry Goldwater trading stamp are some of the more unique three-dimensional items in this lot. The memorabilia demonstrates how Goldwater rallied special interest groups such as young people; Democrats; and Coloradans. Expected wear throughout commensurate with age including isolated fading or light stains, else near fine.
Candidates whose images or names are featured include:
- Barry Goldwater & William E. Miller (1964)
- Lyndon B. Johnson (1964) (not mentioned specifically but referred to by association or allusion)
- Richard D. Obenshain for U.S. Congressman from Virginia (1964)
A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:
- "Coloradans for Goldwater" button sold for $125 in 2016
- "Goldwater in '64" flasher sold for $31 in 2017
- "Goldwater / Obenshain" button sold for $35 in 2013
- "Get the Donkey Off Your Back" button sold for $212 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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