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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Late 19th century political treasures

Late 19th century political treasures

As the leaves of autumn begin to fall, we have a selection of items from the end of the 19th century, roughly the administrations of Rutherford Hayes through Grover Cleveland. For aesthetic appeal, it's hard to surpass this period's material
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Closed Oct. 6-11

We're taking a short vacation starting Wednesday, October 6. We'll be back after Columbus Day. Orders placed during our absence will ship Tuesday, Oct. 12. We will monitor email and phone messages, and respond to anything urgent. Have a great
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Rooseveltiana

Rooseveltiana

This update features a selection of Rooseveltiana -- the memorabilia of our 26th president -- a rich vein to mine as a collector, as colorful and protean as the man himself. From his early career in New York politics, to the vice presidency, to
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McKinley and Bryan

McKinley and Bryan

The campaigns of turn-of-the-century rivals McKinley and Bryan spawned an almost dizzying array of material culture. Collecting either candidate exhaustively would be a lifetime commitment, and not even the most devoted specialists can say they
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Attending APIC National Convention Jul. 26 - Aug. 1

Legacy Americana will be at the APIC National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee and our office will be closed all of next week. Some of our inventory is already en route, and all orders placed after Monday 7/26 at 7 AM Pacific will not ship
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Honest Abe and Old Jeff

Honest Abe and Old Jeff

The election of Abraham Lincoln so divided the country that 11 states withdrew from the union. On February 8, 1861, delegates from the succeeded states met at Montgomery, Alabama and formed the Confederate States of America, electing Jefferson
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The Progressive Era

The Progressive Era

We have crammed in another catalog update in June, and the focus is on the Progressive Era. The era of Debs, LaFollette, and the Bull Moosers who wanted Teddy back in the White House -- as well as mainstream politicians who tacked to the left in
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Vote for Bill!

Vote for Bill!

This update features a large and varied assortment of pinbacks and other material from the campaigns of William McKinley, William Jennings Bryan, and William Howard Taft -- the three Bills who sought the presidency around the turn of the 20th
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Blast from the past

Blast from the past

At the beginning of May, we acquired a collection of pinbacks, mostly from early 20th century campaigns. Many are new to the catalog, but first we are highlighting some old familiar friends. All were offered at least once in the past. Some have
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New Dealers and Cold Warriors

New Dealers and Cold Warriors

In this update we feature a selection of items from the New Deal era to the 1980s, a period defined by liberal domestic policies and a bellicose foreign policy. FDR and Truman, Ike and Nixon, Kennedy and Johnson, as well as the men who ran
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A prodigious array of political paraphernalia

A prodigious array of political paraphernalia

The final decades of the 19th century produced a prodigious array of political paraphernalia, and despite being in the business over 20 years, we are still discovering items we never knew existed. Case in point, the pair of acid-etched glass
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A mid-century assemblage

A mid-century assemblage

This month we have a selection of items from the high water mark of the last century, from Roosevelt to Kennedy. In terms of material culture, this period offers collectors lots of options, from buttons to automobile accessories. Primary colors
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The Great Commoner and contemporaries

The Great Commoner and contemporaries

William Jennings Bryan, the great populist orator and three-time Democratic presidential standard-bearer, takes center stage in this month's offerings. "The Great Commoner" was also known as "The Anti-Trust Champion" and that moniker appears on a
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A selection for the advanced collector

A selection for the advanced collector

For our inaugural catalog update of 2021, we have a selection geared to the advanced collector, with items of both quality and rarity. Among the highlights: Classic Theodore Roosevelt pinback featuring Teddy as the sun rising over America, Uncle
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Gilded Age gelt

Gilded Age gelt

In time for Hanukkah, we have some gold, or rather gilded items from the Gilded Age, the period in the late 19th century known for great but superficial opulence, as well as "badges bright and flamboyant" to quote Edmund Sullivan. We offer a few
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Another 20th century rewind

Another 20th century rewind

This month we offer a diverse selection of items from the last century. Everything from the woman suffrage movement, to home front and civil rights, along with items from the presidential campaigns of most of the major candidates from the 1920s
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 Rough Riders, three Bills, and Uncle Joe

Rough Riders, three Bills, and Uncle Joe

First, we want to express our condolences to the family of legendary political button auctioneer Al Anderson, who passed away earlier in the week after a lengthy battle with cancer. Like many of you, we followed his quarterly auctions for
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