Richard Nixon & Anti-Democratic Party Campaign Pinbacks & Memorabilia, 85+ Pcs
An unique collection of over 85 pieces of campaign memorabilia, the majority of which relate to the 1968 and 1972 presidential bids of Republican Party nominee Richard Nixon. 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.
One of the more unusual three-dimensional items includes a 10K gold "RN" lapel pin. Anti-Democratic Party memorabilia includes buttons mocking or dismissing sitting President Lyndon B. Johnson and Democratic Party presidential nominee Hubert Humphrey. The memorabilia represents pro-Nixon special interest groups such as women; students; farmers; veterans; Democrats; and Spanish speakers. Expected wear throughout commensurate with age including isolated fading. The 3.5" diameter bull's eye "Nixon for President" button is slightly ripped at center left. Else near fine.
Candidates whose images or names are featured include:
- Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew (1968, 1972)
- Hubert Humphrey (1968)
- Lyndon B. Johnson (1968)
- Max Rafferty for U.S. Senator from California (1968)
- Charles S. Grubser for U.S. Congressman from California (1968)
- Edgar Whitcomb for Governor of Indiana (1968)
- William Doyle Ruckelshaus for U.S. Senator from Indiana (1968)
A preliminary examination revealed the following highlights:
- "Nixon / Whitcomb / Ruckelshaus" button sold for $23 in 2017
- "RN" 10K lapel pin sold for $22 in 2015
**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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