Monday, December 3, 2018

Oregon items of George H.W. Bush

There are sure to be lots of tributes and objective analyses  over the next several weeks to the life and legacy of George Herbert Walker Bush. In this post, we will  start to take a look at some of the campaign items originating from Oregon that you can find out there.

George Bush ran three campaigns here in Oregon for President (1980, 1988, and 1992), he was also on the ballot for Vice President in 1980 and 1984. We'll focus on items from his presidential campaigns first then round out with some select Reagan-Bush items from 1980 and 1984.

Let's start with the most desirable Bush button from Oregon. It is the Bush-Quayle Oregon 3" Oregon Elephant button. From what we have been able to find out through various sources, these were most likely given out to delegates attending the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans.

I don't see this pin turn up often in auctions. I have seen it offered everywhere from $50 to $100 dollars. It would be great to know for sure if these were the pins the Oregon delegates used at the RNC in 1988.

More GHWB Oregon items to come this week. If you have an item you'd like us to share, please feel free to send it to us.

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