Does political but­ton’s value get vote of con­fi­dence?

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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.

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