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Political Lot President Harry Truman, Teddy Roosevelt – Vernay Goblet, Matches, Button Campaign Pins, Invitation etc.Go Back
William H. Perkins, Jr. (1921-2009) was an esteemed and well-respected lobbyist, historian, and humanitarian. During his 50-year career, he amassed one of largest private collections of presidential and political memorabilia. He was present at the founding of the United Nations. Mr. Perkins had the honor to meet 11 United States Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Presented are items direct from his renowned collection.
Presented is a collection of political items from Perkins’ collection. The majority of items are related to Harry Truman but there are additional items related to Teddy Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson mixed in.
The highlight of the collection is a Harry S Truman: Lovely 75th Birthday Etched Crystal Goblet. It was made in England by Vernay. It is populated with a portrait of Truman, the Presidential Seal, a dove, wreath, crossed flags and a list of his accomplishments and offices held. It is titled, on the front, “75th Birthday Anniversary”. Apparently, only one of one hundred that were made. Measures 6.25″ tall.
Here are the buttons and small items in the collection. There are (10) in this first section. 1912 Teddy Roosevelt – Progressive Party Moose pin (1″ blue), a “Vote Republican” lapel pin (1.5″), “Vote Republican” pin (1″ round), 1944 Roosevelt and Truman “One For All, All For One” pin (1″), donkey with two horseshoes pin (3/4″), Law Order Illinois lapel pin (3/4″), Harry Truman Library pin (3/4″) and plastic political coin with heads elephant and tails donkey butt (1.25″).
Also: (2) Harry S. Truman Library Centennial Pins still sealed including 50th Anniversary Peter Max program.
Matchbooks include: (3) Red, White and Blue Swiped From Harry Truman matches (they are intact), a gold HTS (Truman) matchbook which has a few missing and was struck, blue sailing JDR matchbook.
Lastly included is a Lyndon Johnson Vice President Inauguration ball invitation for the Young Democratic Clubs of America.