George McGovern & Anti-Nixon Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 100+ Pcs
A colorful collection of over 100 pieces of campaign memorabilia relating to the 1972 presidential campaign of Democratic Party nominee George McGovern. Pieces include pinback buttons, flashers, coattail buttons, lapel pins, 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.
Numerous special interest groups supporting George McGovern are represented, including women; blacks; veterans; seniors; youth or first time voters; the disabled; and members of the ADA (Americans for Democratic Action) and the NDC (New Democratic Coalition.) In addition, some pieces are tied to local or state elections in New York City, Oregon, and Illinois. Expected wear throughout commensurate with age, else near fine.
Candidates whose images or names are featured include:
- George McGovern & Sargent Shriver (1972)
- Richard Nixon (1972)
- Daniel Walker for Governor of Illinois (1972)
- Charles Percy for U.S. Senator from Illinois (1972)
- Bernard Carey for state's attorney of Cook's County, Illinois (1972)
- Wayne Morse for U.S. Senator from Oregon (1972)
- Charles O. Porter for OR Congressman (1972)
- Richard N. Gottfried for Assemblyman from New York (1972)
A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:
- "I'm for McGovern / Morse / Porter" button sold for $66 in 2013
- "Lick Dick in '72" button sold for $55 in 2018
- McGovern button featuring peace symbol, similar one sold for $27 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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