Harvest time!

Harvest time!

As summer wanes and harvest time is upon us, we have a selection from a bountiful season for political memorabilia, the late 19th century. Indeed, for sheer variety and color, the 1880s and '90s were hardly surpassed by the "golden era" ushered
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The era of Teddy

The era of Teddy

The early 20th century was a politically pivotal time in American history, thanks in large part to one man, Teddy Roosevelt, who entered the White House at just 42, and remains our youngest president. His presidency was transformative in many
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Closed August 18-22

We're taking a short break beginning August 18, reopening Tuesday, Aug. 23. Orders placed during our absence will ship no later than Wednesday, Aug. 24. We will monitor email and phone messages, and respond to anything urgent.
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Another blast from the past

Another blast from the past

We returned from Reno with many new finds, as well as some old familiar friends. While we work up the new material, we wanted to showcase the nearly 100 items restocked since our last update. All were offered at least once in the past, though
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Closed week of August 1

We are on vacation the week of August 1, reopening Monday, Aug. 8. Orders placed during our absence will ship no later than Wednesday, Aug. 10. We will monitor email and phone messages, and respond to anything urgent.
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Closed July 19-22

Our office will close Tuesday, July 19, reopening after we return from Reno on Monday, July 25. Orders placed during our absence will ship no later than Wednesday, July 27. We will monitor email and phone messages, and respond to anything urgent.
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20th century flashback

20th century flashback

This month we offer a diverse selection of items from the latter half of the 20th century, from World War II and FDR's last campaign, through Bill Clinton. We also have a dozen group lots of buttons from Ike to Biden ending tomorrow night 
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APIC National Convention Reno July 22-23

APIC National Convention Reno July 22-23

The 2022 American Political Items Collectors National Convention convenes July 22 & 23 at the Atlantis Casino Resort, in Reno, Nevada. The Atlantis has been the venue of the APIC Western Regional for nearly 20 years, and is hard to beat in
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Bryan and McKinley

Bryan and McKinley

Our June update is all Bryan and McKinley, rivals in two presidential contests at the close of the 19th century and the dawn of the 20th. The campaigns were both traditional and innovative, a throwback to an earlier time and a harbinger of things
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Sizzling summer auctions!

Sizzling summer auctions!

Our summer auctions are now live and open for bidding. Featured are items we weren't sure how to price, that didn't meet our condition standards, or merchandise that has been gathering dust and we are ready to blow out. All have low starting bids
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Closed May 25-30

Our office will close Wednesday, May 25, reopening after the holiday on Tuesday, May 31. Orders placed during our absence will ship no later than Wednesday, June 1. We will monitor email and phone messages, and respond to anything urgent.
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Civil War and Reconstruction

Civil War and Reconstruction

Our new listings for May feature items from the elections between 1860 and 1876, the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The "War Between the States" was sparked by the election of Lincoln. His name did not even appear on the ballot in most
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The Progressive Era ~ Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson and rivals

The Progressive Era ~ Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson and rivals

We have a selection of items from the Progressive Era this month, a period roughly corresponding to the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Both major political parties sought to align themselves with a more
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Uncle Jumbo vs. The Same Old Hat

Uncle Jumbo vs. The Same Old Hat

This month we offer a selection from the campaigns of the 1880s and '90s dominated by two names: Cleveland and Harrison. The rotund Grover Cleveland of New York, nicknamed "Uncle Jumbo" or "Big Steve" (his first name was actually Stephen) was
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Closed March 5-13

We're going on "spring break" starting Saturday, March 5 and our office will be closed until Monday, March 14. Orders placed during our absence will ship no later than Wednesday, March 16. We will monitor email and phone messages, and respond to
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The New Deal to the New Frontier...and beyond

The New Deal to the New Frontier...and beyond

Our new offerings for February cover the period of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal to JFK's New Frontier, a time when liberalism was in ascendance and the federal government became the massive bureaucracy we know and love today. In between,
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McKinley and Roosevelt

McKinley and Roosevelt

Our first update of 2022 features items from the campaigns of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, the last 19th century president and his successor, the first president we would recognize as "modern." They had been running mates in 1900,
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Old Hickory to Honest Abe

Old Hickory to Honest Abe

This update, our last for 2021 (how the year has flown by...but we always say that) features material from the era of Andrew Jackson through the reelection of Abraham Lincoln in 1864, a time of rising tensions in American politics, culminating in
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Prohibition era politics

Prohibition era politics

This update features items from the Prohibition era, coinciding with the presidential campaigns of 1920 to 1932. This was a time of both great prosperity and suddenly, great hardship for many Americans. The market crash of '29 and subsequent
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San Marino Political Memorabilia Show Nov. 6

Victor will have a table at the San Marino Political Memorabilia Show, San Marino Masonic Center, 3130 Huntington Drive, in San Marino, CA, Nov. 6, from 10 to 3. Hope to see you there!
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