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Posted 7 years ago

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In 2004 we lost our Mom and was left with her massive collection of Political items. I was lucky enough to come in contact with Tom Slater right after he merged with Heritage Auction but hadn't moved to Texas yet. He very kindly drove to Ohio from Indiana to look through Mom's things himself. Without him I would of been lost.

From the thousands of items he picked 11 of the most collectable and mint items to sell for us. Heritage is all about the best of the best. Also something you never see from collectors/dealers, he gave me advice on most of the other stuff. We split up some of the pins that my siblings sold, and I sold, but I still have hundreds of the stuff left.

It was that year I began my research on these things. At first it was a crash course, and I was lucky because the market was at it's best then. Dozens of pins from organizations, societies, military, you name it, posters, books, glassware, the list goes on forever. A frustrating thing but very educational. I learned so much from this process in the last seven years. The biggest thing I learned is the people that collect this stuff are the best, and it's a lesson in history and culture. This is only part of what is left of the pins that will more than likely go to my kids. There is no political catagory here so..


  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    Thanks Vintagemad :)
  2. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    The tiny thing? I'll dig it out and look. She had some really amazing pieces, the best of it is gone now. In all the things I have sold however pinback collectors are the easiest to sell to. I could start at under ten and knew they would go for what they were worth. I dug out a bunch of the flicker pinbacks the other day. What I need to do is get them all in one place.
  3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    Oh the big thing! I'm not sure I'll get it out today. I think it's an Inaugural Item.

    I have some pictures, and the catalog from the auction. Mostly I remember the pieces. The highest priced were the Bryan pinbacks. This is when there didn't seem to be any out there, but I did have some sweet jugates. A few of the better TR's (but not rough riders) Pat hand pinback. This is the one that shows me where the market is now, it's going for half of what I sold it for 6 years ago.

    It's funny that's it was never my collection but I know flaws on pinbacks as well as I know dolls now, and how that effects the value.
  4. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    I'd be glad to help you with your doll :)
  5. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    I posted the item you were wanted to see, and more pictures of the pins.

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