Does political button’s value get vote of confidence?
Question: My late mother was active in what was at the time called “women’s liberation” in the 1950s. I have what I think is a political campaign button representing Mom’s beliefs. It says “Women’s power for Eisenhower.”
With the current interest in women’s rights and equal pay for women, does it have any value other than sentimental? Since I am active in equal rights for women, I plan to keep it.
Answer: Historically, political buttons, of all types are important collectibles. Sometimes, the buttons of those who don’t win the elections are more valuable than the ones of those who do win the elections.
One example is a button showing James M. Cox, the Democratic nominee with Franklin D. Roosevelt for vice president. While they didn’t emerge victorious from that election, that button can sell for more than $10,000 these days. Your button, a rarity these days, could fetch $125 at a Hakes political item auction.