Last Updated on 8/28/2008 by bidz

Collectors seek rare political campaign buttons

Yahoo! News
By SANDY SHORE, Associated Press Writer
Mon Aug 25, 2008

“DENVER – The most valuable campaign button that will emerge this political season may not even carry pictures of Barack Obama or John McCain.

It turns out the key to making political campaign buttons or other memorabilia valuable for collectors isn’t necessarily the candidates; it’s the quantity – the fewer, the better.

…The process to manufacture campaign buttons was patented in 1894 and first used in 1896 when Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan.”

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