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Lot 107

Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan 1976 Presidential Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 65+ Pcs

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Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan 1976 Presidential Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 65+ Pcs


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Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan 1976 Presidential Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 65+ Pcs


A sensational collection of over 65 pieces of campaign memorabilia relating to Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, Republican Party candidates for the 1976 presidential election. Pieces include pinback buttons and jugates, flashers, coattail buttons, and 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.


Gerald Ford narrowly defeated Ronald Reagan to secure the Republican Party nomination for the 1976 presidential election, and he chose Bob Dole as his running mate. The Ford-Dole ticket eventually lost to Democrats Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale. Campaign memorabilia from this Republican Party contest represented special interest groups, such as Floridians; Nebraskans; Californians; Poles; and Italians. Expected wear throughout commensurate with age, else near fine.


Candidates whose images or names are featured include:

- Gerald Ford & Bob Dole (1976)

- Ronald Reagan & Richard Schweiker (1976)

- Betty Ford (1976)

- John Grady for U.S. Senator from Florida (1976)


A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:

- "Re-Elect Ford in '76" button sold for $39 in 2017

- "Floridians Want Ford / Dole / Grady for Senator" button sold for $15 in 2014

- "I'm for Reagan" flasher sold for $20 in 2018


**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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