Political collector group offering free appraisals

GRANADA HILLS, Calif. – On Sunday,Oct. 28, 2012, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., members of the public can buy political Americana, have political items appraised (and possibly auctioned off) and meet other collectors at the semi-annual political memorabilia show and sale hosted by the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) at 10100 Balboa Blvd. at Mayall Street in Granada Hills, Calif.

This semi-annual show is an opportunity for the public to discover the value of political treasures, see interesting displays of political memorabilia and learn about the politics through campaign buttons, posters, flags and other ephemera.


This article originally appeared in Antique Trader magazine

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The public may bring in political items for free appraisals. Hidden in attics, trunks and cigar boxes, many political collectibles are gathering dust while their owners are unaware of their value. Previous appraisals have uncovered such valuable finds as vintage JFK campaign posters, Teddy Roosevelt presidential autographs and rare FDR buttons.

“The political campaign button is an American original and people who collect political memorabilia are fascinated by American history,” says Adam Gottlieb, president of the Northern California chapter of the APIC. “While some buttons can sell for thousands of dollars, many buttons can be acquired by new collectors for a few bucks!”

Admission is $2 (children 13 and under and all students with ID are admitted free). For more information, call 818-894-6113.

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