Monday, December 29, 2014

Favorite Items of 2014

Some of our friends on Facebook began posting what their 'favorite finds' of 2014 were. I thought I would start the ball rolling for the Oregon group.

My first favorite pin (well it is really 4) was eliminating not 1, or 2 but 4 pins from my MORSE WANT LIST. I was rather blown away.

I got the Morse-McGovern-Shriver pin for my birthday from a friend, the smaller Morse-McGovern and Porter pins followed and then finally I picked up the Blue and White Morse Bristow pin. 2014 was a great year for Morse pins! All of these pins are from 1972.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

W.J. Furnish Lapel Stud

Got this W.J. Furnish for Governor lapel stud on the Political Memorabilia Exchange founded by APIC members on facebook. There is a matching button to this lapel stud. Furnish was the 1902 Republican nominee for Governor. He unseated then Governor T.T. Geer and two other opponents at the Republican State Convention in Portland that April. Geer and another candidate withdrew before balloting leaving Furnish and H.E. Ankney to campaign for the votes of delegates.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Clinton-Gore-Wellstone Pins

1996 gave collectors an array of coattail pins from President Clinton's re-election effort. As a Wellstone collector I have managed to find several over the years that I include in my collection. This one is perhaps my favorite of the Clinton-Wellstone coattail pins. At 3" inches it really stands out.

There are several others that can be found including,

This set given out at the 1996 Democratic National Convention to the Minnesota Delegation. This photo was from fellow APIC member Paul Bengston's collection. All pins are 2.25" inches.

Another '96 coattail is from the Minnesota State Convention and  is 3" inches. There is another version of this pin that is white and blue and does not have the 'state convention' mention on the face.
This pin is similar to several different Minnesota Clinton pins that use the map of the state with different wording around it.

The last pin, is a rectangular pin and is the only Clinton-Wellstone picture pin that I know of currently.
While it is a neat pin to have, I ultimately think the photo used is a bad one. Do you know of any other Clinton-Wellstone pins from 1996?