John F. Kennedy Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 75+ Pcs
An outstanding collection of over 75 pieces of campaign memorabilia from John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign. Pieces include pinback buttons, flashers, coattail buttons, lapel pins, and campaign button tabs, as well as several jugates. 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.
The more unusual and three-dimensional items include: a gold-finished PT-109 tie clip by Jolle; a miniature California license plate, "JFK 464"; and seven flashers of round, oblong, square, and bell form. Campaign memorabilia represented special interest groups, such as shoemakers; senior citizens; young people and students; Spanish speakers; labor organizations; New Yorkers; and Pennsylvanians. Expected wear throughout commensurate with age, else near fine.
Candidates whose images or names are featured include:
- John F. Kennedy & Lyndon B. Johnson (1960)
- William vanden Heuvel for U.S. Congressman from New York (1960)
- Stanley A. Prokop for U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1960)
A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:
- "Shoe Workers for Kennedy" button sold for $570 in 2018
- "Kennedy for President, vanden Heuvel for Congress" button sold for $384 in 2018
- "Kennedy, Liberal Row C" flasher sold for $46 in 2017
- "Vote Democratic, the New Frontier" button sold for $37 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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