Jimmy Carter Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 65+ Pcs
A diverse collection of over 65 pieces of campaign memorabilia, the majority of which is related to Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential election campaign. 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.
Jimmy Carter received the Democratic Party presidential nomination in both 1976 and 1980, edging out of contention the youngest surviving Kennedy brother, Ted Kennedy, in 1980. Memorabilia in this lot demonstrates how Carter rallied the support of such special interest groups as Spanish, German, Italian, and Chinese speaking constituents; "Rock & Rollers"; Iowans; Indianans; North Dakotans; Californians; and members of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.) Expected wear throughout commensurate with age including isolated fading or light stains, else near fine.
Candidates whose images or names are featured include:
- Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale (1976, 1980)
- Ted Kennedy (1980)
- Lloyd Omdahl for U.S. Congressman from North Dakota (1976)
- Vance Hartke for U.S. Senator from Indiana (1976)
A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:
- "Carter" gold-toned peanut-shaped lapel pin
- "Gritz & Fritz in '76" (Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale)
- "I Work for Peanuts" button in 2012
**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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